While many people are excited to learn new tidbits of information regarding the BBC’s Doctor Who and Sherlock Holmes, I’m excited to hear that Dirk Gently is returning for another run.

The last time we saw Douglas Adam’s holistic detective was back in 2010, and now the BBC has requested a three-part run that begins airing March 05, at 9:00 PM on BBC Four.  The series stars Stephen Mangan as Dirk Gently, along with Darren Boyd, Helen Baxendal, Jason Watkins, and Lisa Jackson.

In Episode 1 of this new three-part series, Dirk discovers the connection between two unrelated cases; a client who believes the Pentagon are trying to kill him and another who’s horoscopes appear to be coming true. In Episode 2 Dirk is called back to his old university to protect a valuable robot but within 24 hours it has been stolen and a dead body discovered, with Dirk & Macduff the prime suspect. In Episode 3 they are alarmed to discover that Dirk’s old clients are- being randomly murdered with Dirk as the only link. Rather than talk to the police, Dirk elects to leave the country but is waylaid by a series of seemingly unconnected events.

There’s no Dirk Gently in the iTunes store, and BBC America is running reruns of Top Gear, so here’s hoping we’ll get to see the original pilot and three-part series real soon.

via BBC

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Stephen Schleicher

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  1. Jimmy
    February 26, 2012 at 3:48 pm — Reply

    I know it’s an unpopular opinion, but I liked Dirk Gently better than any of the Hitchhiker books (though I loved the Hitchhiker books as well)

    • February 26, 2012 at 4:23 pm — Reply

      My favorite as well.

      • LemmyCaution
        February 26, 2012 at 8:17 pm — Reply

        Me three. I remember when the disparate parts of that first book started to come together, and how amazing that felt.

      • Jimmy
        February 26, 2012 at 10:35 pm — Reply

        I think Dirk Gently vs. Arthur Dent should be the next POW!

        • Jimmy
          February 26, 2012 at 10:36 pm — Reply

          Actually probably Dirk Gently vs. Ford Prefect would be a more relevant POW!

  2. February 26, 2012 at 6:28 pm — Reply

    Dirk is cool, but there’s a darkness to his adventures that can be hard to wrap your head around at first. That said, I really enjoyed Adams’ work on the series…

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