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From Bastablon to biscuits

By The Outpost

Mark Steadman, Danny Smith and Jon Bounds continue their mission to discuss everything in the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy canon , in alphabetical order. This episode has bad language in it. Followup Douglas Adams’ Apple Macintosh SE/30, by Andy Taylor. Bastablon The planet whose marketing executives came up with the slogan for the Restaurant at the End of the Universe, and a jumping-off point to discuss Talk Like a Brummie Day. Bath Sheets in Space A coffee-table book on the subject of bath towels, and a chance for Danny to discuss his hatred for coffee tables. Belgium A revolting intergalactic swear word. We discuss what it could possibly mean. Betelgeuse One of the suns that forms the Shoulder of Orion, along with his sister Bellatrix. Here the team discuss displacement of characters throughout the universe. Bethselamin A world of staggering beauty, and an opportunity for Jon to wax lyrical about the rolling hills England. Bill Paterson The Scottish actor who plays a bit part in the second radio series, and Rob McKenns the rain god. Bill Wallace The actor behind Prosser from the council, and Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz. Here the team also discusses scale in the H2G2 universe. Biscuits Mark tasks Danny with uncovering the truth behind the biscuit story (if you're unfamiliar, all will be explained). The story has been discussed at length on Snopes. Book recommendation This week we're recommending Stranger Than We Can Imagine: Making Sense of the Twentieth Century, by John Higgs. Pick it up in audiobook form for free by taking out a free 30 day trial with Audible. Just head to to get started. Twitter question Get in touch Share some of your thoughts on the biscuit story by emailing Follow @iamsteadman, @probablydrunk and @bounder on Twitter. Check out Gig of My Life, and the charity single for the Birmingham bin men, released by Jon Bounds and Jon Hickman.

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