Dirk Gently is poorly dressed, perpetually insolvent - and uncommonly good at solving mysteries. Based on the novels by Douglas Adams (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy), this rollicking BBC series follows the proprietor of the Holistic Detective Agency as he spins random coincidences into plausible explanations. Stephen Mangan (Episodes) is the affable star. With Helen Baxendale (Friends), Lisa Jackson (Daniel Deronda), Jason Watkins, and Bill Paterson. 4 episodes, 3 3/4 hrs, 2 DVDs, SDH.