Dirk Gently

Release Date: 26 March 2012 | Certificate: Suitable for 12 years and over
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Dirk Gently, Douglas Adams' perennially broke, morally dubious Holistic Detective, whose investigations are based on the "Fundamental Interconnectedness of All Things" is finally brought to television in BBC4's hit series. Created by Howard Overman (Misfits) and starring Stephen Mangan as Dirk, and Darren Boyd as his put-upon business partner Richard MacDuff, these four stories take in a missing cat, a stolen robot, horoscopes that actually predict the future and a Pentagon plot to destroy the Free World. And while solving these cases, Dirk must stay one step ahead of MacDuff's sceptical girlfriend Susan (Helen Baxendale), harassed Detective Inspector Gilks (Jason Watkins) and his own unpaid, unappreciated assistant Janice (Lisa Jackson), all while escaping the attentions of the Taxman and framing a man for murder. Based on the much-loved books by Douglas Adams (Hitchhikers Guide to The Galaxy), Dirk Gently is written by Howard Overman, Jamie Mathieson (Being Human) and Matt Jones (Doctor Who, Skins). Part genius, part conman, mostly tangential, Dirk Gently is a detective like no other. Includes all three new episodes, plus the pilot episode. Stephen Mangan stars 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 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.

The pilot episode features Dirk's attempts to solve the disappearance of a billionaire inventor, taking in quantum mechanics, unrequited love and an old lady's missing cat. In Episode 1 of this new three-part series, Dirk discovers the connection between two unrelated cases; a client who believes the Pentagon are trying to kill him and another who's horoscopes appear to be coming true. In Episode 2 Dirk is called back to his old university to protect a valuable robot but within 24 hours it has been stolen and a dead body discovered, with Dirk & Macduff the prime suspect. In Episode 3 they are alarmed to discover that Dirk's old clients are being randomly murdered with Dirk as the only link. Rather than talk to the police, Dirk elects to leave the country but is waylaid by a series of seemingly unconnected events.

This DVD features the pilot episode, plus all 3 episodes from the new BBC4 series.

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Region 2
Sound: Dolby Digital
Main Language: English
Release Date: 26 March 2012
Certificate: 12 - Suitable for Persons Aged 12 or Over
SKU: 3711535223