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 passed away prior to the series' recording. 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). Notably, Franklyn appeared alongside Peter Jones in the WW2 POW escape film Danger Within (1959).
As 'The Book'