It's all here; everything you could ever dream of!
This production has been cleaned up, defuzzed and streamlined and sent out as this wonderful package.
The performances are perfect, the story is sublime and this is something that can be listened and enjoyed time and time again.
Buy it, listen to it and love it!
If you loved the first Dirk Gently novel then you'll adore this one as I believe it is even better.
The cast is strong and the direction is beautifully adapted to make the very complex tale both easy to follow and twisted enough to hide the surprises.
Once again Harry Enfield's Dirk is magnificent but I particularly love Olivia Coleman's angry drinks machine.
It has all the buff and polish that you'd expect of a Dirk Maggs production and could certainly hold its own next to the more popular Hitchhikers series.
The production is simply lovely with outstanding performances from the cast particularly John Gielgud and Ralph Richardson as Holmes & Watson.
What is lovely is to hear a quality piece from the 1950s. The stories were co-produced by the BBC in the UK and ABC in the USA. This explains the American continuity announcer that loudly and proudly introduces each episode.
The audio quality is very good throughout but watch out for Holmes' violin playing - it does tend to hit the high notes and came as quite a shock through my earbuds.
Naturally the stories are superb and the production team really understood how to make radio drama narrative work well.
Treat yourself to a very reasonably priced treasure...