Harry Enfield and Billy Boyd star in a brand new full-cast dramatisation of Douglas Adams’s first Dirk Gently book, directed by the award-winning Dirk Maggs. Dirk Gently has an unshakeable belief in the interconnectedness of all things, but his Holistic Detective Agency mainly succeeds in tracking down missing cats for old ladies. Then Dirk stumbles upon an old friend behaving bizarrely — and is drawn into a four-billion year old mystery that must be solved if the human race is to avoid immediate extinction. Harry Enfield stars as Douglas Adams’s much-loved psychic sleuth, with Billy Boyd (The Lord of the Rings), Andrew Sachs (Fawlty Towers), Jim Carter (The Golden Compass) and Olivia Colman (Peepshow). Considered by many Adams fans to be as funny, if darker, than The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, the adventure features everything from quantum physics to missing cats, via Coleridge, Bach and an Electric Monk. This is the first of three series adapted from the Dirk Gently books, directed by Dirk Maggs, who was chosen by Douglas Adams to conclude the award-winning The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, and this CD contains nearly one hour of additional unbroadcast material.
© BBC Audiobooks Ltd 2007. Text copyright Douglas Adams 1987
BBC Audiobooks Ltd 2007