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Dirk Gently: Season 1: Episode 3 -- Dirk's former clients are turning up dead, and a police inspector with a grudge against the detective would like nothing more than to convict him. Dirk and MacDuff race to find the killer before he can strike their newest client--a beautiful woman with a mysterious stalker.


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Release Date:
5 March 2012 (UK) See more »
Holistic detective Gently relies on the universe to unravel mysteries based on the 'interconnectedness of all things'.
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 (Series Cast [7])

Stephen Mangan ... Dirk Gently (4 episodes, 2010-2012)

Darren Boyd ... Richard MacDuff / ... (4 episodes, 2010-2012)
Lisa Jackson ... Janice / ... (4 episodes, 2010-2012)

Jason Watkins ... DI Gilks (3 episodes, 2010-2012)

Helen Baxendale ... Susan Harmison (2 episodes, 2010-2012)
Neil Grant ... Driver / ... (2 episodes, 2010-2012)

Robby Haynes ... PC Hames (Arresting officer) (2 episodes, 2012)

Series Directed by
Tom Shankland (3 episodes, 2012)
Series Writing credits
Douglas Adams (4 episodes, 2010-2012)
Howard Overman (4 episodes, 2010-2012)

Series Produced by
Chris Carey .... producer (4 episodes, 2010-2012)
Katrine Dudley .... line producer (4 episodes, 2010-2012)
Saurabh Kakkar .... executive producer (4 episodes, 2010-2012)
Howard Overman .... executive producer / associate producer (4 episodes, 2010-2012)
Brian Minchin .... executive producer: BBC (3 episodes, 2012)
Series Original Music by
Daniel Pemberton (4 episodes, 2010-2012)
Series Cinematography by
Ole Bratt Birkeland (3 episodes, 2012)
Series Film Editing by
Matthew Tabern (3 episodes, 2012)
Series Casting by
Kate Rhodes James (4 episodes, 2010-2012)
Series Production Design by
Amelia Shankland (3 episodes, 2012)
Series Art Direction by
Sarah Whittemore (3 episodes, 2012)
Series Costume Design by
Maggie Chappelhow (3 episodes, 2012)
Series Makeup Department
Janita Doyle .... makeup designer (1 episode, 2010)
Rebecca Hodgkinson .... makeup artist (1 episode, 2010)
Series Production Management
Jake Sainsbury .... unit manager (3 episodes, 2012)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lindsay Furness .... third assistant director (4 episodes, 2010-2012)
Simon Hedges .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 2010-2012)
Tracey Warren .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 2012)
Series Art Department
Richard Dalton .... car coordinator: Princess / car specialist (4 episodes, 2010-2012)
Jenny Alexander .... production buyer (3 episodes, 2012)
Tyrone Hyman .... standby props (3 episodes, 2012)
Anthony Leech .... dressing props (3 episodes, 2012)
Gary Leech .... standby props (3 episodes, 2012)
Alexandra Merchant .... standby art director (3 episodes, 2012)
Joe Rappaport .... property master (3 episodes, 2012)
Barry Sulyman .... dressing props (2 episodes, 2012)
Series Sound Department
Clive Derbyshire .... sound recordist (4 episodes, 2010-2012)
Peter Margrave .... sound maintenance engineer (4 episodes, 2010-2012)
Nigel Edwards .... dubbing mixer (3 episodes, 2012)
Linda Murdoch .... dialogue editor / sound editor (2 episodes, 2012)
Series Visual Effects by
Hayden Jones .... visual effects supervisor (4 episodes, 2010-2012)
Jonathan Privett .... visual effects supervisor / visual effects supervisor: Rushes Postproduction (4 episodes, 2010-2012)
Eleanor Rogers .... digital compositor (3 episodes, 2012)
Series Stunts
Andreas Petrides .... stunt co-ordinator (2 episodes, 2012)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Mat Brooks .... digital imaging technician (4 episodes, 2010-2012)
Kriss Dallimore .... clapper loader (3 episodes, 2012)
Trevor Hale .... best boy (3 episodes, 2012)
Martin Healey .... gaffer (3 episodes, 2012)
Ian Jewels .... electrician (3 episodes, 2012)
Dan Norrish .... electrician: dailies (3 episodes, 2012)
Robert Rabson .... electrician (3 episodes, 2012)
John Robinson .... grip (3 episodes, 2012)
Jason Walker .... focus puller (3 episodes, 2012)
Series Casting Department
Andy Brierley .... casting associate (3 episodes, 2012)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marlek Al-Habib .... costume stand-by (3 episodes, 2012)
Amanda Perryman .... costume supervisor (3 episodes, 2012)
Series Editorial Department
Aidan Farrell .... colorist (3 episodes, 2012)
Owen Hulme .... on-line editor (3 episodes, 2012)
Mandy Miller .... post production paperwork (3 episodes, 2012)
Series Transportation Department
David Robinson .... driver: camera truck (3 episodes, 2012)
Series Other crew
Grace Boylan .... production executive (4 episodes, 2010-2012)
Rob Champion .... location manager (4 episodes, 2010-2012)
Karen Savage .... script supervisor (4 episodes, 2010-2012)
Ellie Blake .... production secretary (3 episodes, 2012)
Peter Glover .... rushes runner (3 episodes, 2012)
Hannah Mackay .... script editor (3 episodes, 2012)
David Packham .... production co-ordinator (3 episodes, 2012)
James Sampson .... floor runner (3 episodes, 2012)
Alec Thorne .... production accountant (3 episodes, 2012)

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Additional Details

58 min
Aspect Ratio:
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20 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Channels the book well, 11 August 2013
Author: tlloydesq

This is "based on Douglas Adams' book" well, the names are the same. Not a huge problem though as I think Adams would be happy with this programme.

Dirk Gently runs a "holistic detective agency" and believes in the inter-connectivity of events. He is accompanied in his quests by Richard MacDuff. So yeah, it's Holmes and Watson to some extent.

What I like about these programmes is that they don't dwell too long on analysing the crimes or digging into the characters' backgrounds. The writers concentrate more on providing a slightly off-beat story. While features of Dirk Gently (and to some extent MacDuff) are constants through all 3 programmes, there is no attempt to shove them "in yer face". There is also a degree of ambiguity about the setting although I guess it is around the time it was produced. I sometimes think producers place too much time on getting the background right while, quite frankly, I don't care.

Stephen Mangan is a tad irritating in the first programme with his Holmesian deliveries but this begins to work the longer you watch. He carries the lead role well. And Darren Boyd has never impressed me in the past but he works well as the sidekick. I like the portrayal of the Janice/secretary character. It is quite one dimensional (not a bad thing) and isn't over used.

The producers have struck a balance with the actors, story and setting. I am disappointed that this looks like the only time we will see this combination as I enjoyed all three episodes.

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