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

Dirk Gently

  • TV comedy drama
  • BBC Four
  • 2010 - 2012
  • 4 episodes (1 series)

Stephen Mangan stars as Douglas Adams's holistic detective who believes he can solve crimes due to the interconnectedness of all things. Stars Stephen Mangan, Darren Boyd, Helen Baxendale, Jason Watkins and Lisa Jackson

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Series 1, Episode 1

Dirk Gently. Dirk Gently (Stephen Mangan). Copyright: ITV Studios / The Welded Tandem Picture Company
Douglas Adams' private detective discovers the connection between two unrelated cases: a client who believes the Pentagon are trying to kill him and another whose horoscopes appear to be coming true. When the mysteries collide, Dirk is the only man for the job.

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Broadcast details

Monday 5th March 2012
BBC Four
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 6th March 2012 12:25am BBC4
Tuesday 6th March 2012 2:55am BBC4
Thursday 8th March 2012 11:15pm BBC4
Thursday 27th December 2012 10:30pm BBC HD
Wednesday 24th June 2015 10:00pm BBC4
Thursday 25th June 2015 2:00am BBC4

Cast & crew

Stephen Mangan Dirk Gently
Darren Boyd Richard MacDuff
Jason Watkins DI Gilks
Lisa Jackson Janice Pearce
Guest cast
Paul Ritter Oliver Reynolds
Cosima Shaw Emma Reynolds
Kenneth Collard Matthew (Accountant)
Colin McFarlane Terence Brown
Miranda Raison Kate ('Mrs. Edwards')
Writing team
Howard Overman Writer
Hannah Mackay Script Editor
Production team
Tom Shankland Director
Chris Carey Producer
Saurabh Kakkar Executive Producer
Brian Minchin Executive Producer
Howard Overman Executive Producer
Matthew Tabern Editor
Amelia Shankland Production Designer
Daniel Pemberton Composer


Pizza Stakeout

Dirk and Richard are on a stakeout. Interrupted by the arrival of a pizza delivery, Dirk points out that since the pizza is over an hour late it should be free.

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

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