Douglas Adams

Radio Programme   “I was Douglas Adams’ Flatmate”

This is an interview with Jon Canter (comedy writer), who was at college with Douglas, and then shared flats with him for 3 or 4 years. During this time, Douglas wrote “Hitch-hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”.

Also in an interview with the Independent:

“We weren’t close friends at university. We became friends later and that was to do with this house we rented in London – in Arlington Avenue, Islington – which is immortalised in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. The phone number of that house is in the book as 2 to the power of 267,709, and the phone number there was 226 7709, hilariously. That was a little coded message for all of us who lived in the house, as he used to come and sleep on the floor when he was script-editing Doctor Who and when he was working on the radio series of Hitchhiker, which is when we became friends.”




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