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Dirk Gently Cancelled

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Dirk Gently star has Tweeted this afternoon that the BBC 4 show, which was adapted by Misfits creator Howard Overman from the novels by Douglas Adams, has been cancelled.

“It gives me no pleasure whatsoever to report that the BBC have decided not to make any more,” he posted on his Twitter feed .

We reckon this is a crying shame, as though the show was dismissed by some as Sherlock -lite, we were really fond of it here on the mag.

Dirk Gently composer Daniel Pemberton suggested in an SFX interview recently that if the show was cancelled, it would have more to do with politics than viewing figures:

“That, unfortunately, is in the hands now of nonsense BBC politics because thanks to Rupert Murdoch leaning on Cameron and resulting in the BBC licence being heavily cut, that meant BBC Four lost its drama budget.”

Dave Golder
Freelance Writer

Dave is a TV and film journalist who specializes in the science fiction and fantasy genres. He's written books about film posters and post-apocalypses, alongside writing for SFX Magazine for many years.