Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency: The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul
From The Radio Times
Unless you've recently eaten mushrooms of an unknown nature or licked the backs of certain toads, you might struggle a tad to make sense of Douglas Adams's second outing for his distinctly dressed detective. Which is OK, because Dirk Gently believes in the "fundamental interconnectivity of all things", so all will be revealed in the end. Possibly. Harry Enfield returns to play Gently (above), supported by a welter of wellknown names who do a grand job bringing together the strands of satire, lunacy, mystery and fantasy. If you can spot the links between a fridge with attitude, a client who thinks a goblin is following him, a freak act of indoor global warming, down-and-out gods Thor and Odin, a soft-drink machine and an advertising campaign for a Demon Drink featuring the Devil, you had better go see a doctor- quickly. Absolutely mind-blowing.
-- Frances Lass
1/6. Douglas Adams's fantasy detective story, starring Harry Enfield as Dirk Gently, is dramatised by Dirk Maggs with John Langdon. Dirk loses a secretary and Odin sells his soul.
2/6. Gilks makes a discovery and Dirk gets his nose broken in the second of three outings for Douglas Adams's distinctly-dressed detective who believes in the "fundamental interconnectivity of all things". Adapted by Dirk Maggs and John Langdon.
3/6. Dirk buys a nifty gadget and Kate visits an iffy clinic in Dirk Maggs and John Langdon's adaptation of Douglas Adams's comic detective story, starring Harry Enfield and Laurel Lefkow.
4/6. In which Dirk does interconnected things in an obscurely witty way. And Thor drops a clanger in Sharp's flat. Douglas Adams's genre-defying novel is dramatised by Dirk Maggs, with John Langdon.
5/6. Dirk outwits an eamgle and the Draycotts find an eager nitwit. Dirk Maggs and John Langdon's adaptation of Douglas Adams's comic detective story, starring Harry Enfield and Laurel Lefkow.
6/6. Thor succeeds in losing his temper and Dirk fails to save himself in the final part of Dirk Maggs and John Langdon's adaptation of Douglas Adams's comic detective story, starring Harry Enfield and Rupert Degas.
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Bitrate : 128
Mode : joint stereo
Frequency : 44100 Hz
Length : 02:45:31
Encoder : FhG
Source : BBC iPlayer
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