ADVANTAGES

Much of the programme's budget was spent on sound effects, which were largely the work of Paddy Kingsland (for the pilot episode and the complete second series) and Dick Mills and Harry Parker (for the remaining episodes (2–6) of the first series). The fact that they were at the forefront of modern radio production in 1. Hitchhiker's became some of the first radio shows to be mixed into four- channel Dolby Surround. This mix was also featured on DVD releases of the third radio series. The theme tune used for the radio, television, LP and film versions is . Only the transmitted radio series used the original recording; a sound- alike cover by Tim Souster was used for the LP and TV series, another arrangement by Joby Talbot was used for the 2.

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