When the Earth is demolished by the Vogons to make way for a hyperspace bypass, earthling and homeowner Arthur Dent embarks unwillingly on a wild trip, accompanied by his friend Ford Prefect (who turned out NOT to be from Guildford after all, but who was in fact from a small planet in the vicinity of Betelgeuse) and with the whole of infinite space to choose from, he can’t even get a decent cup of tea!