Holistic detective Gently relies on the universe to unravel mysteries based on the 'interconnectedness of all things'.

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Howard Overman
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2012   2010  

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Stephen Mangan ...  Dirk Gently 4 episodes, 2010-2012
Darren Boyd ...  Richard MacDuff / ... 4 episodes, 2010-2012
Lisa Jackson Lisa Jackson ...  Janice Pearce 4 episodes, 2010-2012
Jason Watkins ...  DI Gilks 3 episodes, 2010-2012
Helen Baxendale ...  Susan Harmison 2 episodes, 2010-2012
Neil Grant Neil Grant ...  Driver / ... 2 episodes, 2010-2012
Robby Haynes ...  PC Hames (Arresting officer) 2 episodes, 2012
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Holistic detective Gently relies on the universe to unravel mysteries based on the 'interconnectedness of all things'.

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Comedy | Crime | Sci-Fi

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Official Sites:

BBC [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 December 2010 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Dirk Gently, ένας εκκεντρικός ντετέκτιβ See more »

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ITV Studios See more »
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1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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Trivia

References to the books can be seen throughout the episodes: the words "electric monk" can be seen on Dirk's office wall before he paints over it and the newspaper headline reads "horse found in bathroom." See more »

Connections

Version of Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (2016) See more »

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Wonderful little series
11 September 2015 | by lamerokSee all my reviews

I love Douglas Adams but it has been many years since I read the Dirk Gently books. This television series definitely captures the flavour of the novels even if it is not a direct adaption of the books.

I thought the casting was excellent. I was not familiar with any of the actors in this series but I am interested to see what else they have done. The two leads (Stephen Mangan as Dirk Gently and Darren Boyd as Richard MacDuff) worked perfectly together with Boyd playing the straight man or foil to Mangan's very funny and eccentric character.

The episodes were all amusing and engaging. My only complaint is that there are only four of them. I would have loved to see more of this show and I highly recommend this series for anyone who has enjoyed the works of Douglas Adams or anyone who thinks they might enjoy a quirky English detective show.


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