Dirk Gently (2010–2012)
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Accompanied by MacDuff, Dirk returns to St Cedd's Institute of Science and Technology, Cambridge, from which he had been expelled for cheating, as his former mentor Professor Jericho has ... See full summary »

Director:

Tom Shankland

Writers:

Douglas Adams (based on the books by), Howard Overman (creator) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Stephen Mangan ... Dirk Gently
Darren Boyd ... Richard MacDuff
Helen Baxendale ... Susan Harmison
Lisa Jackson Lisa Jackson ... Janice Pearce
Bill Paterson ... Professor Jericho
Sylvestra Le Touzel ... Emelda Ransome
Lydia Wilson ... Jane
Andrew Leung Andrew Leung ... Noel
Will Sharpe ... David Cho
Tim J. Henley Tim J. Henley ... Fish & Chip Proprietor
Bethan Hanks Bethan Hanks ... Elaine Robot
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Bailey Paul Bailey ... Gavin
Robby Haynes ... PC Hames (Arresting officer)
Rob Vowles Rob Vowles ... Detective Sergeant Brown (Arresting Officer)
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Accompanied by MacDuff, Dirk returns to St Cedd's Institute of Science and Technology, Cambridge, from which he had been expelled for cheating, as his former mentor Professor Jericho has asked for his help in guarding Elaine, a sophisticated robot named after his daughter, used in his research into artificial intelligence. When Elaine is stolen, Dirk investigates seeing Jericho's colleague Emelda as the prime suspect. MacDuff meanwhile is tempted to leave Dirk's agency as his girlfriend, Susan, has applied for a job in Cambridge. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Comedy | Crime | Sci-Fi

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Release Date:

12 March 2012 (UK) See more »

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ITV Studios See more »
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St. Cedd's is the college where events take place in the original Dirk Gently novel and in the Doctor Who story, Shada, which Douglas Adams also wrote. See more »

Goofs

IP addresses aren't registered to any names, so the plot device of identifying David Cho by the IP address fails. See more »

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