Because the BBC is Awesome…
We shall now have (drum roll, please) Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency as a television show! Anyone who has read or seen Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and/or anyone who is a Doctor Who fan should be excited about this. Originally a novel by Douglas Adams, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency is a great romp (as are all of Adams’ works) which was inspired by writing Adams did for Doctor Who in the late seventies.
I would highly encourage everyone to tune in to the new series if you can manage, and also to read the “increasingly inaccurately named Hitchhiker’s trilogy” (consisting of five books by Douglas Adams and one by Eoin Colfer). Oh, yes, and watch Doctor Who. Try especially hard to find the old Tom Baker episodes that Adams penned. You won’t find better comedy.
To learn more about Adams and how Doctor Who made Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency possible, click here.