Holistic detective Gently relies on the universe to unravel mysteries based on the 'interconnectedness of all things'.

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Series cast summary:
Stephen Mangan ...  Dirk Gently 4 episodes, 2010-2012
Darren Boyd ...  Richard MacDuff / ... 4 episodes, 2010-2012
Lisa Jackson Lisa Jackson ...  Janice Pearce 4 episodes, 2010-2012
Jason Watkins ...  DI Gilks 3 episodes, 2010-2012
Helen Baxendale ...  Susan Harmison 2 episodes, 2010-2012
Neil Grant Neil Grant ...  Driver / ... 2 episodes, 2010-2012
Robby Haynes ...  PC Hames (Arresting officer) 2 episodes, 2012
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Holistic detective Gently relies on the universe to unravel mysteries based on the 'interconnectedness of all things'.

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Official Sites:

BBC [UK]

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UK

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English

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11 December 2010 (UK) See more »

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Dirk Gently See more »

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References to the books can be seen throughout the episodes: the words "electric monk" can be seen on Dirk's office wall before he paints over it and the newspaper headline reads "horse found in bathroom." See more »

Connections

Version of Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (2016) See more »

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It's the Pink Panter meets the Twighlight Zone
23 February 2019 | by brailsfordSee all my reviews

This series is amazingly bizarre, Amazingly Funny and leaves you guessing where the story is going often leading you down a rabbit hole that only concludes when you've looked at the most improbable solution to the problem possible. Dirk Gently is a detective who solves cases Holistically believing every thing is interconnected in the universe and that by pursuing every solution for one case he will often solve other cases, while this often appears to his partner McDuff like he is doing nothing on one he has a way of one thing from one case coming back and helping him work the other cases. His cases aren't always simple cases with obvious clues though as they often result in super science and solutions that push improbability to the limits.

The two lead characters personalities play off each other well and the actors do a good job establishing these traits.


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