At the end of Mostly Harmless,
Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz manages to destroy earth once and for all with all inhabitants of the earth, including Ford, Trillian and Arthur, dead. Also, Fenchurch doesn’t reappear.
The epilogue of the Quintessential Phase of the H2G2 ends differently:
The Babelfish saves the protagonists by transporting them to Milliways, where they are re-united with Marvin, the Dolphins, and Fenchurch is working as a waitress waiting for Arthur.
And Another Thing picks up where Mostly Harmless ended and obviously diverts from the radio series (I haven’t read the book, but that’s according to Wikipedia).
Does the Hexagonal Phase discharge the epilogue of the Quintessential Phase? In essence, does
Fenchurch appear again, as she is the only character that was missing in And Another Thing but included in the Quintessential Phase.
After listening to the first episode (which was utterly confusing, to be honest), I figured that
the alternate ending of the Quintessential Phase was part of The Guide MkII’s alternate time universe, and as Fenchurch doesn’t appear at the end of that timeline when the battery’s empty, she probably doesn’t appear in the other episodes either, although Jane Horrocks is credited as voice actress.
But - as stated above - I’m still utterly confused: Is the Hexagonal Phase of the H2G2 radio series consistent with previous books or previous radio series?