9:30pm – Monday, April 23 on ABC2
Stephen Mangan (Green Wing, Episodes) stars as anti-hero, Dirk Gently in this four-part comedy drama series based on Douglas Adams’s cult novels and written by BAFTA-award winning writer Howard Overman (Misfits).
Dirk Gently operates a holistic detective agency based on the fundamental interconnectedness of all things. Perpetually broke, hopelessly chaotic and utterly infuriating, Dirk is suspected by most people of being nothing more than a cheap conman. They might be right, but nevertheless his methods, though unusual, do often produce surprising results.
When hired to trace elderly Ruth’s (Doreen Mantle) missing cat, Dirk meets an old university friend, MacDuff (Darren Boyd – Green Wing) and enlists him as his new down-trodden sidekick. They investigate a warehouse that houses a strange contraption that explodes.
A connection is made to a missing billionaire, Gordon Way (Anthony Howell), who has been besotted with MacDuff’s girlfriend Susan (Helen Baxendale – Cold Feet, Friends) for over a decade.
Dirk connects the dates when Ruth acquired her cat and when Susan dumped Gordon to solve a puzzle involving time travel and homicide.