Harry Enfield returns to radio next month in a second run of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, a six-part adaptation of Douglas Adams’s The Long Dark Tea-Time Of The Soul. Enfield’s first foray into the world of Dirk Gently received rave reviews from fans and newcomers alike.
The new BBC Radio 4 serial sees Dirk fallen on hard times and using his clairvoyant powers to read palms but Dirk is saved when a frantic client turns up with a ludicrous story about being stalked by a goblin waving a contract, and accompanied by a hairy, green-eyed, scythe-wielding monster.
When Detective Superintendent Gilks decides a headless body found in a sealed room is the result of a particularly irritating suicide, Dirk is plunged into a mystery where the inter-connectedness of all things is tested to the limit.
Ancient gods sign contracts with advertising executives, Heathrow airport is struck by a freak indoor global-warming incident, a canned-drinks machine claims to be under a curse and Kate Schechter finds herself stalked by Thor The God Of Thunder.
This is the second of three series adapted from the Gently books and is directed by Dirk Maggs.
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency – The Long Dark Tea-Time Of The Soul, Thursday 2 October BBC Radio 4