Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency is to be released on vinyl record for the first time by Demon Music Group. Written by Douglas Adams, these BBC radio dramatisations will be available on 17th July 2020.
‘Let’s think the unthinkable, let’s do the undoable.’
Presented on vinyl for the very first time, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency stars Harry Enfield as the singular detective in this full cast BBC radio dramatisation of the novel by Douglas Adams. First broadcast on Radio 4 in 2007, these fantastically entertaining comedy sci-fi dramas are adapted and directed by Dirk Maggs, acclaimed for his dramatisations of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Good Omens, Neverwhere and many others.
Dirk Gently has an unshakeable faith in the interconnectedness of all things. His Holistic Detective Agency mainly succeeds in tracking down missing cats until he becomes embroiled in a supernatural case that will test his belief to the limits. When an old friend starts behaving strangely, Dirk is drawn into a murder investigation involving quantum physics, an Electric Monk, and an ancient mystery that must be solved if the human race is to avoid immediate extinction.
Pressed onto 3 x 140g coloured vinyl records in Holistic Red, Yellow and Blue, the release is presented in an illustrated triple gatefold sleeve, with an exclusive sleeve note by Dirk Maggs.
- Harry Enfield as Dirk Gently
- Olivia Colman as Janice
- Billy Boyd as Richard MacDuff
- Andrew Sachs as Professor ‘Reg’ Chronotis
- Jim Carter as Detective Sergeant Gilks
- Michael Fenton Stevens as Michael Wenton Weeks
- Toby Longworth as the Electric Monk
- Robert Duncan as Gordon Way
- Felicity Montagu as Susan Way
- Jeffrey Holland
- Wayne Forester
- Philip Pope
- Tamsin Heatly
- Jon Glover
- Andy Secombe
- Music by Philip Pope
- Adapted by Dirk Maggs from the novel of the same name by Douglas Adams
- Directed by Dirk Maggs