Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency is a television series created by Max Landis for BBC America and Netflix, originally airing in 2016. It is based on the novel series of the same name written by Douglas Adams.


The series is a co-production between BBC America and Netflix. It was released on October 22, 2016 and Netflix streaming became available outside of the US on December 11, 2016.

The first season was filmed primarily in Vancouver, British Columbia.


Season One Edit

Todd Brotzman discovers the body of millionaire Patrick Spring and finds himself working alongside Dirk Gently, a self proclaimed holistic detective. The story follows their attempt to solve Patrick's murder along with the disappearance of Patrick's daughter, Lydia Spring.


For more cast and characters, see the individual season articles.


Season 1Edit

"A Completely Lost Dog"

  1. Horizons
  2. Lost & Found
  3. Rogue Wall Enthusiasts
  4. Watkin
  5. Very Erectus
  6. Fix Everything
  7. Weaponized Soul
  8. Two Sane Guys Doing Normal Things

Season 2Edit

"The Middle of Everywhere"

  1. Space Rabbit
  2. Fans of Wet Circles
  3. Two Broken Fingers
  4. The House Within the House
  5. Shapes and Colors
  6. Girl Power
  7. That Is Not Miami
  8. Little Guy, Black Hair
  9. Trouble Is Bad
  10. Nice Jacket

Behind the scenesEdit

For the music of the series, see DGHDA Music.
For more links to behind the scenes material, press, and more, see DGHDA Links.

References to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Edit

There are many references to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy in the series.

  • The number 42 appears on the wall of screens in the death maze.
  • In the first episode, Dirk mentions “there was a bit about a sofa, a thing with Thor…” This is referring to ‘Life, the Universe and Everything’, where Ford Prefect and Arthur Dent end up on Lord's Cricket Ground via a Chesterfield Sofa. Later in the book, they attend a never-ending party and meet Thor.
  • The henchmen coming out of mice is a reference to the Pan-dimensional beings behind the creation of Deep Thought (and the answer 42), who put themselves into the bodies of mice to keep an eye on the Earth.
  • The projects have been loose for about 15 years, almost sixteen by the time the show begins; about the same amount of time Ford Prefect was stranded on Earth at the beginning of the first Hitchhiker's book.
  • There are five members of the Rowdy Three gang (when counting the original four men and Amanda Brotzman), a reference to the five books in the Hitchhiker's Trilogy.
  • The characters Martin from the Rowdy Three and Amanda Brotzman may be named for Martin Freeman (Arthur Dent in the 2005 film adaptation of The HItchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) and his partner, Amanda Abbington.
  • In the second season, there are several references to name and phrases appearing in the Hitchhiker's novels:
    • The Boreton's dog was named Agrajag, a being that Arthur Dent kept accidentally killing during his travels across the galaxy.
    • A character is referred to as a "hoopy frood".
    • Just before he steps into the portal that will transport him back into the Blackwing facility, Dirk gathers his courage and says, "Don't panic".


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External linksEdit

For more links, see Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (BBC America)/Links.

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