Viv and I saw Hitchhiker’s Guide this evening, expecting nothing, and came away reasonably happy. Like many old-skool geeks, I had a particular relationship with the radio and book incarnations of this series and subsequent to last year’s disastrous rental of the eye-scorchingly terrible BBC-TV series. The elegiac tone – and subsurface, if you will, presence of departed creator Douglas Adams – caught me by surprise and appealed, shamelessly and with success, to my own sense of loss.

However, the I did find the predominance of American accents in this version of Adams’ tale somehow not right.