Jane Benson was Douglas Adams’ wife.
There was an interview on Today this morning about the writing of sequels – Frank Cottrell Boyce is about to make a follow-up to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Arts editor Will Gompertz was speculating on what the authors might think and quoted Jane Belson after she sold the rights to HitchHikers Guide to the Galaxy.
Asked what Douglas Adams would think, she replied:
I don’t know – he isn’t here.