Hitch-hiker's Guide Restoration Project

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Episode 3 - Fit The Third - Missing Scene Script

Here's the script for the missing scene. The text is from the first edition of the HHGTTG radio scripts book. A newer edition is available from Amazon. This is worth reading if you are a fan. You can see that this short sample is filled with stage directions and notes that can't be (directly) heard in the radio programme; the book is full of similar material.
EDDIE       It'll all end in tears, I know it

F/X         HATCH CLOSES LEAVING TOTAL SILENCE. WIND.

GRAMS       PINK FLOYD `SHINE ON YOU CRAZY DIAMOND' INTRO.
            FROM THE ALBUM `WISH YOU WERE HERE'

            (They all have to shout into the wind)

ARTHUR      It's fantastic!

FORD        Desolate hole if you ask me.

TRILLIAN    It's bloody cold. It all looks so stark and dreary.

ARTHUR      I think it's absolutely fantastic!

ARTHUR      It's only just getting through to me... a whole alien world,
            millions of light years from home. Pity it's such a dump though.
            Where's Zaphod?

ZAPHOD      (Calling from a distance) Hey! Just beyond this ridge you can see
            the remains of an ancient city.

FORD        What does it look like?

ZAPHOD      Bit of a dump. Come on over. Oh and watch out for all the bits of
            whalemeat.

GRAMS       THEY ARE ALL WALKING OFF AND THEIR VOICES FADE, WITH THE MUSIC

ARTHUR      Do you realize that robot can hum like Pink Floyd? What else can
            you do Marvin?

MARVIN      Rock and roll?

F/X: GRAMS  AS THEY FADE INTO THE DISTANCE THE PINK FLOYD MUSIC CHANGES
            ABRUPTLY INTO `ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC' BY THE FAB FOUR WITH JUST A
            SLIGHT ELECTRONIC DISTORT AND ECHO TO MAKE IT CLEAR THAT THE ROBOT
            IS IN FACT SINGING IT

TRILLIAN    I wish I knew where my mice were.

ZAPHOD      (Approaching) OK, I've found a way in.

ARTHUR      In? In what?

ZAPHOD      Down to the interior of the planet - that's where we have to go.
            Where no man has trod these five million years, into the very
            depths of time itself...

GRAMS       THEME MUSIC FROM 2001 (ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA) HAS BEEN BUILDING
            UP UNDER THIS AND NOW REACHES A CLIMAX

ZAPHOD      Can it, Marvin

GRAMS       2001 THEME STOPS ABRUPTLY

ARTHUR      Why underground?

ZAPHOD      Well according to the legends the Magratheans lived most of their
            lives underground.

ARTHUR      Why, did the surface become too polluted or overpopulated?

ZAPHOD      No, I think they just didn't like it very much.

TRILLIAN    Zaphod, are you sure you know what you're doing? We've been
            attacked once already you know.

Onwards...