Dirk Gently. Image shows from L to R: Dirk Gently (Stephen Mangan), Richard MacDuff (Darren Boyd). Copyright: ITV Studios / The Welded Tandem Picture Company.

Dirk Gently

BBC Four comedy drama. 4 episodes (pilot + 1 series), 2010 - 2012. Stars Stephen Mangan, Darren Boyd, Helen Baxendale, Jason Watkins and Lisa Jackson.


Dirk Gently. Image shows from L to R: Richard MacDuff (Darren Boyd), Dirk Gently (Stephen Mangan), Susan Harmison (Helen Baxendale). Copyright: ITV Studios / The Welded Tandem Picture Company.
Dirk Gently, a detective who believes in the fundermental interconnectness of all things, is called upon by pensioner Ruth to help solve the apparently simple and harmless disappearance of her cat. However, when Dirk spots old university friend Richard MacDuff breaking into the house next door he refuses to put the meeting down to mere coincidence.

Broadcast details

Thursday 16th December 2010
BBC Four
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Stephen Mangan Dirk Gently
Darren Boyd Richard MacDuff
Helen Baxendale Susan Harmison
Jason Watkins DI Gilks
Lisa Jackson Janice Pearce
Guest cast
Doreen Mantle Ruth
Anthony Howell Gordon Way
Miles Richardson Dr Gerstenberger
Billy Boyle Harry
Elliot Sutherland Tom
Alisha Bailey Reporter
Alex Parry Barman
Gary Pillai Doctor
Joe Hall Newsagent
Leona Walker Receptionist
Writing team
Howard Overman Writer
Production team
Damon Thomas Director
Chris Carey Producer
Saurabh Kakkar Executive Producer
Eleanor Moran Executive Producer
Jamie Laurenson Executive Producer


Dirk Gently Pilot - Preview

Dirk has worked out that Richard may be the connection linking all the events surrounding the disappearance of Henry the cat. He suggests that hypnotising Richard may be the way to find out more....

Featuring: Stephen Mangan (Dirk Gently), Darren Boyd (Richard MacDuff).


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