Dirk Maggs Brings Dirk Gently to R4

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Harry Enfield is to play Svlad Cjelli (now trading under Dirk Gently). 6 thirty minute episodes adapting the first book, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, itself based on Douglas Adam’s Doctor Who stories City of Death and Shada.

With a CD release already slated for Nov 8th, there can’t be any doubt they’re planning to adapt the second story, The Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul, and, given that Maggs was responsible for the tertiary – quintessential phases of HHGG, a distinct possibility they’re contemplating the unfinished third, Salmon of Doubt.

Not sure yet what I think about the casting of Harry Enfield. However Robert Duncan as Gordon Way, Michael Fenton Stevens and Wednesday Weeks and Jim Carter as Gilks are all prefectly cast.

Thanks to pirateking for the heads up. It’s got its own website already and I didn’t know about it!

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