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Dirk Gently: Two BBC Radio Full-Cast Dramas

Written by: Douglas Adams
Narrated by: Harry Enfield,Olivia Colman,Jan Ravens,Peter Davison,Billy Boyd,Full Cast
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Publisher's Summary

The complete BBC Radio collection bringing together two full-cast dramatisations of Douglas Adams's Dirk Gently novels.

In Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency Dirk Gently has an unshakeable belief in the interconnectedness of all things, but his Holistic Detective Agency mainly succeeds in tracking down missing cats for old ladies. Then Dirk stumbles upon an old friend behaving bizarrely - and he's drawn into a four-billion-year-old mystery that must be solved if the human race is to avoid immediate extinction.

In The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul Harry Enfield exuberantly returns as Dirk Gently, who, fallen on hard times and dressed as a gypsy woman, is using his irritatingly accurate clairvoyant powers to read palms. He is saved when a frantic client turns up with a ludicrous story about being stalked by a goblin waving a contract 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 interconnectedness of all things is tested to the limit...

Starring Harry Enfield as Dirk Gently along with Billy Boyd, Olivia Coleman, Andrew Sachs and Jim Carter. Guest stars include Peter Davison (Doctor Who), Jan Ravens (Dead Ringers), Philip Jackson (Poirot), John Fortune (Bremner, Bird & Fortune), Morwenna Banks (Absolutely) and Stephen Moore (The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy).

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A terrific interpretation!

Trust the BBC to give stunning performances of Douglas Adams’ text. Brilliant, thoroughly enjoyable, with some fun surprises!

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Made me want to reread

Although these are abridged versions, the casting is great and the stories move beautifully. Made me want to dig them both out and reread them.
So I did.
In my head the voices are the same as in the audiobooks, especially Thor, Di k and Richard.
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Mediocre at best

Well as for the performance…. Close your eyes and it really just sounds like another British soap opera.
Await a better version.

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