the Paranoid Android

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Radio Show

Production of single performer robot puppet for Robert Allsopp.

The concept was that Marvin would be made from a collection of retro audio equipment, his head a 1950’s radio, body a 70’s reel to reel recorder and microphones as limbs.

The main body was mounted on a rod which slid onto a front plate harnessed to the puppeteer, while feet were linked directly to feet via a metal plate. Arms extended from the elbows with a trigger for hand flaps able to pick things up if necessary.

It was a treat to reinterpret one of my favourite robot characters.

Lights and Motors: Tamzine Hanks