Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency. Image shows from L to R: Detective Sergeant Gilks (Jim Carter), Dirk Gently (Harry Enfield). Copyright: Above The Title Productions / BBC.

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

BBC Radio 4 sitcom following Douglas Adams's comic detective. 12 episodes (2 series), 2007 - 2008. Stars Harry Enfield, Billy Boyd, Jim Carter, Olivia Colman and others.

Holistic Detective Agency, Episode 6

In which the simple solution is not always the most obvious...or helpful...or correct.

Further details

Dirk Gently has the solution to the murder of Gordon Way, the reason that Richard MacDuff behaved so bizarrely burgling Susan Way's flat merely to retrieve an answering machine message, the means by which an Electric Monk arrived on Earth and the origin of the horse in Professor 'Reg' Chronotis's bathroom.

But in order to put everything right he must gamble on Michael Wenton-Weakes - or rather the entity that possesses that sad individual - telling the truth. Subsequent events interconnect a long-forgotten ship in Earth orbit, a frustrated poet in late 18th Century Britain and one of history's most prolific composers as Dirk, Richard and the Professor set about putting things straight without creating further havoc.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 6th November 2007
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Harry Enfield Dirk Gently
Billy Boyd Richard MacDuff
Jim Carter Detective Sergeant Gilks
Olivia Colman Janice Pearce
Robert Duncan Gordon Way
Felicity Montagu Susan Way
Michael Fenton Stevens Michael Wenton-Weakes
Toby Longworth The Electric Monk
Andrew Sachs Professor 'Reg' Chronotis
Guest cast
Neil Sleat Newsreader
Wayne Forester Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Tamsin Heatley Mrs. Wear
Writing team
Douglas Adams Writer
Dirk Maggs Writer (Adapted By)
Production team
Dirk Maggs Director
Jo Wheeler Producer

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