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.


A Douglas Adams character from another series makes a cameo in Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency. Marvin the Paranoid Android in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy appears in the fourth episode of series two, when it is revealed that Richard MacDuff now works for Sirius Cybernetics. It appears he might be responsible for the terrible pain in all the diodes down Marvin's left-hand side.