This goofy US show, based on Douglas Adams’ novels, features rising British star Samuel Barnett (The History Boys) as Dirk Gently, who solves crimes by plugging into the interconnected nature of the universe.

A bizarre murder and a row between a bellboy (Elijah Wood, as Gently’s future sidekick) and his landlord are two of the odd events in a slick, funny opener.

Crime-fighting hasn’t been this crazy since Police Squad!