William Franklyn was a British actor. He played the Guide in the 2003-2004 series of the original radio show of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. He took over from Peter Jones, who died after playing it in the first two phases. He was succeeded by John Lloyd, who voiced the Book in the Hexagonal Phase.
His filmography includes Out of the Clouds (1955), The Love Match (1955), Danger Within (1959), Pit of Darkness (1961), Cul-de-sac (1966), The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1974), Nutcracker (1983), and Splitting Heirs (1993).
As 'The Book'