Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, The

Date: 2005
Director: Garth Jennings
Production Company: Touchstone Pictures, Spyglass Entertainment, Everyman Pictur

Stars: Richard Griffiths, Martin Freeman, Mos Def, Stephen Fry, Zooey Deschanel, Warwick Davis, Bill Nighy, Anna Chancellor
Location(s): Blaneau Gwent (Wales), Hertfordshire, London

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Seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien fleet, Arthur Dent is rescued from the planet by his friend Ford Prefect.

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It's Thursday, around lunchtime, and Arthur Dent has just woken up. The house stands on the lane to Mutfords off the B1368 south of Hare Street near Buntingford, Hertfordshire.

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Peter found the property, including a caravan!

An army of demolition machines arrive outside Arthur's house.

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Looks like the demolition crew removed the picket fence in this comparison from Peter.

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Ford Prefect (Mos Def) races towards the house as Arthur lies in front of a bulldozer. Facing east on the road leading to Mutfords Farm.

While the two drink beer and eat nuts in the local pub, Arthur and Ford remember their first meeting. Opposite The Beehive public house in Hare Street, Hertfordshire.

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The plaque to the left of the door reads Hare Street Cottage advises Peter.

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Arthur Dent (Martin Freeman) recalls meeting Tricia McMillan (Zooey Deschanel).

As the demolition gang proceed to tear down Arthur's house and an alien fleet arrives above Earth, Ford runs after his friend. The Beehive pub in Hare Street.

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Peter found that the pub is still open but the road outside is at a very busy T junction.

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Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz announces the demolition of Earth as his ship hovers over Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire.

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The population panics. The junction of Moorfields and Moor Place in London EC2. The area is undergoing redevelopment, again, with the building to the right now demolished.

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Arthur, Marvin (Warwick Davis), Zaphod Beeblebrox (Sam Rockwell) and Ford walk away from their craft after landing on the planet Vogsphere. british-film-locations.com advises that this is Ystrad Quarry near Trefil, Tredegar in Blaenau Gwent.

Slartibartfast (Bill Nighy) walks through the landscape of the new Earth with Ford, Trillian and Arthur. Mutfords near Hare Street in Hertfordshire.

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Peter returned to the location for this shot.