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Dirk Gently (BBC-4 2011-2012, Stephen Mangan, Darren Boyd)

Dirk Gently BBC 2011

Starring Stephen Mangan as Douglas Adams’ self-styled Holistic Detective Dirk Gently. Perennially broke and morally dubious, Dirk’s methods are based on ‘The Fundamental Interconnectedness of All Things’.

Darren Boyd stars alongside as Dirk’s business partner Richard Macduff, who attempts to rein in Dirk’s more tangential decisions, keep them both out of prison and generally restore order to the chaos that Dirk creates.

There was a 60 minute pilot broadcast in 2011 before a three part series followed in 2012. It was an entertaining enough series but in no way compares to the sheer mentalness of the BBC America version.

cast
Stephen Mangan as Dirk Gently
Helen Baxendale as Susan Harmison
Doreen Mantle as Ruth Jordan
Darren Boyd as Richard Macduff
Lisa Jackson as Janice Pearce
Jason Watkins as DI Gilks

crew details
Creator: Douglas Adams
Writer: Howard Overman

production details
Country: UK
Network: BBC Four
Duration: 4×60 minute episodes
Aired From: 2011-2012





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