Three different barmen appear during the series. Barman of the Horse and Groom[ edit ] In the novel The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy , in episode 1 of the TV series , and the film, Ford and Arthur quickly down three pints each — at lunchtime — to calm their muscles before using the teleport to escape on the Vogon ship. Being told the world is about to end he calls "last orders, please. In the motion picture, Albie Woodington portrayed the barman. In the radio adaptation of this novel, the barman was played by Arthur Smith. Barman in the Domain of the King[ edit ] Another barman takes a galactic sized tip for Elvis from Ford on his Hitchhiker's corporate Dine-O-Charge credit card in an attempt to bankrupt InfiniDim Enterprises in the novel Mostly Harmless and the final radio series.