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Dirk Gently TV Show Has Cast Dirk

Dirk Gently TV Show Has Cast Dirk
BBC America has found its lead actor for its new Dirk Gently TV series and while the name Samuel Barnett may not sound immediately familiar he’s one of those actors you’re bound to have seen in something. Samuel Barnett as John Millais in Desperate Romantics He appeared alongside Poldark’s Aidan Turner in the brilliant period drama Desperate Romantics; he was Daniel Stroud, PA to Ian Fletcher in the Olympics sitcom Twenty Twelve; and he’s... 

Elijah Wood Cast In BBC America’s Dirk Gently As New Character Todd

Elijah Wood Cast In BBC America’s Dirk Gently As New Character Todd
BBC America has cast former-Hobbit Elijah Wood in a starring role in its new adaptation of Douglas Adams’s Dirk Gently books. Wood’s not playing holistic detective Dirk, though (he has yet to be cast). Instead he’ll be playing a new character called Todd who resolutely does not want to be called a sidekick. The new series of eight episodes is being adapted for television by Max Landis (Chronicle, Victor Frankenstein). It is being described... 

Don’t Forget Your Towel – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Radio Show Live

Don’t Forget Your Towel – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Radio Show Live
Was your home planet recently destroyed to make way for a new hyperspace bypass? Have you found yourself stranded on an alien spaceship in your pyjamas? Are you wondering why in the name of the Great Green Arkleseizure it’s proving so improbably difficult just to get hold of a half-decent cup of tea? Well don’t panic! The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Radio Show – Live! is coming to a venue near you to show you where your... 

Dirk Gently Review

Dirk Gently Review
There has recently been a surge in popularity of detective series’, with the BBC’s Sherlock being a particular example. So it was no surprise to see Dirk Gently return to our screens after a well-received pilot episode which was aired back in 2010. The three part series is based on Douglas Adams’ novel Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency. First published in 1987, it followed chaotic, eccentric, pizza-eating detective Dirk Gently... 
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