Props used in sci-fi movie The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy are being auctioned to raise money for the favourite charities of the story's late author Douglas Adams.

An incense burner used by John Malkovich's character HUMMA KAVULA and the towel used by Martin Freeman's ARTHUR DENT are among the items in the sale on auction site eBAY.CO.UK.

All proceeds will be split between SAVE THE RHINO INTERNATIONAL and THE DIAN FOSSEY GORILLA FUND.

Adams died of a heart attack in 2001, before getting the chance to see his five-part trilogy of novels reach the big screen.

05/05/2005 21:15