Drama featuring writer Douglas Adams' holistic detective Dirk Gently, who operates based on the fundamental interconnectedness of all things. An investigation into a missing cat is inextricably linked to a chance encounter with an old friend, an exploding warehouse, a missing billionaire and a plate of biscuits.
As a child, Masamune Makabe once suffered greatly at the hands of a wealthy and beautiful girl named Aki Adagaki, who nicknamed him "Piggy" due to his chubby appearance. Seeking revenge against his tormentor, Masamune works hard to improve himself and returns as an incredibly handsome, albeit narcissistic, high school student. When he encounters Aki once again, he is prepared to exact vengeance. With the aid of the rich girl's maid, Yoshino Koiwai, Masamune slowly begins to build his relationship with Aki, intending to break her heart when the time is right. However, as his friendship with Aki begins to grow, Masamune starts to question the objectives of his devious plans, and if bringing them to fruition is what his heart truly desires.
Episodes is about a British husband-and-wife comedy writing team who travel to Hollywood to remake their successful British TV series, with disastrous results.
This new, intelligent, black comedy features some of Britain's brightest comic talent including Stephen Mangan (Green Wing) as Keith and Kate Ashfield (Shaun Of The Dead) as his long-suffering wife, Anita. Despite being funny and bright on the outside, Keith is incredibly self-centred and preoccupied with his own flaws: namely his obsession with detail and lack of personal responsibility, all of which make him a total disaster when it comes to AA meetings where consideration for others is key.Keith's attempts at embracing the AA's 12 steps to recovery lead to him endangering both the recovery and on one occasion, even the lives of his fellow members.When he's not turning AA meetings into farce, Keith is trying to build a new family and social life. He fantasises about how life could be, but he is a continuous disappointment to Anita and their two young children, Tom and Poppy.No one can deny Keith wants to be a great husband and devoted father but his new found optimism and enthusiasm for family life turn out to be as chaotic and disastrous as his previous drunkenness. It soon becomes obvious that alcohol was just the least of his problems.As much as he tries, for Keith, modern life in all its full sober glory is really rather tricky.
Houdini & Doyle
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Harry Houdini and Constable Adelaide Stratton are tasked with the cases that nobody else can solve. It challenges their sense of what is real and what is not. Houdini is a skeptic, while Doyle believes in the unseen. Their diverse viewpoints make solving crime a challenge and often Stratton is put in the middle. The trio will take on cases that involve vampires, ghosts, monsters and poltergeists…or are they a ruse to conceal murder?