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  • Season 3, Episode 1

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    S 3 : Ep 1 - 1/14/14

    When one of the guests at DI Richard Poole's university reunion party is murdered, another British policeman, DI Humphrey Goodman, is sent out to Sainte-Marie.

  • Curtain: Poirot's Last Case

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    S 13 : Ep 5 - 11/13/13

    In the post-war climate of the late 1940s, an ailing Poirot reunites with his old friend Captain Hastings at Styles Court, the place where they had solved their first murder together almost thirty years previously. Styles is now a modest guest house run by an elderly couple, and Poirot knows that one of the guests staying there is a heartless serial killer. The suspects range from a chemist and his invalid wife, a dashing but untrustworthy major, a charming aristocrat, a melancholic middle-aged woman, an unobtrusive birdwatcher, and Hastings' own feisty daughter. With Hastings' assistance, an incapacitated Poirot tries to prevent another murder from occurring, knowing that his own end is nearing.

  • The Lost Child

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    S 5 : Ep 3 - 9/9/12

    Gently and Bacchus investigate the kidnap of the adopted child of a middle-class couple, and suspect that the child's birth mother might be involved. Their investigations take them into a local Mother and Baby home, uncovering the societal pressure that forces single mothers to give up their children and the lengths to which the adoptive parents were prepared to go to secure a child.

  • Episode 2

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    S 1 : Ep 2 - 3/12/12

    Dirk accepts a job with his college professor, who needs a holistic security consultant. The partners are hired to protect the professor's high-tech humanoid robot, but when it's stolen and a man is murdered, Dirk and Richard are wanted as the prime suspects.

  • Dirk Gently

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    S 1 : Ep 0 - 12/16/10

    In this very loose adaptation of Douglas Adams Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, "holistic detective" Dirk Gently takes on the case of a missing cat. He soon discovers that the interconnectedness of the universe ties the missing cat to a missing CEO, a single rose petal, a warehouse full of explosives, an unknown and unsolved murder, and an old friend from his university days.

  • Darren Boyd and Helen Baxendale - Interviews



    "Darren Boyd and Helen Baxendale talk about their new BBC show Dirk Gently, which airs on Thursday 16 December at 9pm on BBC4.
  • A Pocket Full of Rye

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    S 4 : Ep 1 - 9/6/09

    Wealthy businessman Rex Fortescue collapses and dies in his office. It is determined that he was poisoned, and a handful of rye is found in his pockets. No one seems too upset, as everyone agrees that Rex was a tyrant. Soon, however, Rex's young wife also ends up poisoned. The maid, Gladys, whom Miss Marple trained, writes to her asking for help. Miss Marple arrives too late, as Gladys' body is found strangled. Miss Marple senses a connection between the deaths and a well-known nursery rhyme, "Sing a Song of Sixpence". Now it is up to her to find the cold-blooded killer and to deliver justice.

  • Counter Culture Blues

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    S 3 : Ep 4 - 4/12/09

    Lewis, called out to deal with a noise complaint, is shocked to meet a rock singer he had once admired, and who was believed to have drowned. The body of a teenage boy, who has been repeatedly run over by a vehicle, points to a connection with members of the band.moreless
  • Episode 3.08

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    S 3 : Ep 8 - 12/26/00

    Pete breaks up with Emma and hooks up with Jenny. Pete holds a speech at Adam and Rachel's wedding reception which causes a lot of trouble, since he mentions her ex-husband, someone her parents newer knew of. The news about David's latest affair spread fast to everyone expect Karen.moreless
  • Episode 3.07

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    S 3 : Ep 7 - 12/17/00

    Adam and Rachel fight about their wedding. Things heat up, when Rachel looses the ugly engagement ring Adam gave her. David spots Robert with another woman, when he has dinner with Jessica. When David talks to Robert, he breaks up with that girl immediately. Meanwhile Pete has fallen in love again and asks his wife for a divorce.moreless
  • Episode 3.06

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    S 3 : Ep 6 - 12/10/00

    Pete has arranged a surprise trip to Belfast for Adam's stag weekend, whilst the girls are going to a health farm for Rachel's hen weekend. Karen and Jenny soon confess that they are bored of sitting around in dressing gowns, so the girls all turn to the minibar instead. In Belfast, the lads have been doing some heavy drinking when Adam runs into his first ever girlfriend, Jane. The girls are also getting drunk, and when playing truth or dare, Jenny lets slip that she once kissed Adam. Rachel is mortified, but manages to forgive Jenny, and they plan a trip to surprise the boys in Belfast. When David says he has gone to call Karen, and Karen then calls, Pete discovers that he in fact was calling Jessica, and the truth about the affair comes out. Whilst out walking with Jane, Adam ends up kissing her and is horrified to wake up in her bed the next day. She assures him that nothing happened, and he makes it back to the beach just in time to meet with the girls, so that nobody knows what he has done. Adam and Rachel argue about the kiss with Jenny, but soon make up, whilst Jenny and Pete admit that they miss one another.moreless
  • Episode 3.05

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    S 3 : Ep 5 - 12/3/00

    Rachel and Adam announce their engagement to the group, who are enthusiastic despite secretly thinking they are doing it for the wrong reasons. After talking with their friends about it, they agree to postpone the wedding, although they don't seem thrilled at the idea. David is thinking more and more about Jessica, and they end up meeting for a lunch date in a hotel. Meanwhile, Pete arranges to meet a woman he has been talking to online, who turns out to be a 12-year-old girl! His trip is not all wasted though, as he ends up getting a date with her teacher, Emma. Karen's old friend Brodie puts on an art exhibition, and Karen buys a piece for Rachel and Adam as an engagement present. They feel guilty accepting it as they had called the whole thing off, so Rachel proposes and Adam says yes!moreless
  • Episode 3.04

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    S 3 : Ep 4 - 11/26/00

    Pete agrees to play on his landlord's gay football team, but gets a red card for being straight after sharing a passionate kiss with Ramona. After the match he stays the night with Ramona (although they just talk), and has a rather embarrassing breakfast with the disapproving David looking on. David is working closely with Jessica on their campaign and is having fantasies about her, whilst Karen gets in touch with old flame Brodie. However, after meeting him for lunch, she realises how much they've both changed, and that nothing could happen between them now. Robert and Jenny are getting along well, but Jenny is cautious that he shouldn't stay the night in case it confuses little Adam. After he assures he isn't going anywhere, she lets him stay the night. There is bad news for Adam and Rachel as they are told that they will be unable to have children as a result of Rachel's previous abortion. Rachel feels responsible, and when she tells Adam she thinks they should split up, he proposes! Ramona becomes frustrated with being Pete's councillor instead of his lover, and says that he should get over Jenny before seeing anyone else – so ends their affair.moreless
  • Episode 3.03

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    S 3 : Ep 3 - 11/19/00

    Adam and Rachel begin IVF treatment as they want to start a family. Robert and Jenny return from a trip to New York getting on very well, whilst Pete has been taking care of little Adam. Pete has also made friends with Ramona when they met in the park, and he soon plans to bump into her again. When he asks her out for the weekend, he is surprised to learn that David is having a birthday party to which he hadn't been invited. At the party (which is fancy dress) Ramona and Jenny have words, whilst Robert and Pete clash once again. Fellow protester Jessica attends, and she and David end up kissing in the back garden. Waking up with a huge hangover the next day, he finds that the friends have all clubbed together to buy him a motorcycle.moreless
  • Episode 3.01

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    S 3 : Ep 1 - 11/12/00

    Jenny and Pete struggle with the after-effects of his adultery; Karen and David not only have newborn twins and a jealous Josh to deal with, but Karen's dipsomaniac mother has come to "help"; Adam and Rachel are feeling broody.moreless
  • Episode 3.02

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    S 3 : Ep 2 - 11/12/00

    Rachel and Adam still try to get pregnant; this time medical treatment shall be of help. David is celebrating his 40th birthday. At the party Jenny and Robert show up together after their trip to New York. Pete and his date Ramona get closer while dancing; meanwhile David is pressured by Karen to fight against the closure of the playground on the street. The next day Pete finally realises why the new landlord likes him so much.moreless
  • Episode 2.06

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    S 2 : Ep 6 - 10/31/99

    David invites all the friends round to dinner to announce that he has hired a castle for them all to stay in to celebrate the millennium. On arrival at the castle, David tries to organise everything and everyone and, as a result, ends up getting on their nerves. Meanwhile, Adam and Pete get stranded on a boat whilst trying to row to the mainland to get pizza, and try to get the attention of the others by using the fireworks as flares, but this sets the boat afire. On jumping ship, they find the water is not even up to their knees! When Pete discovers his millennium clock has stopped working (because Ramona has taken the batteries for her walkman) he blames David, and they have a big fight. They soon make up though, and have a heart-to-heart in which David reveals that Karen is pregnant again. The group take Adam's suggestion and spend the evening on the beach waiting for the sunrise.moreless
  • Episode 2.05

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    S 2 : Ep 5 - 10/24/99

    Jenny has kicked Pete out and Adam's attempts to persuade her to take him back are of no use. Nick, David's younger brother, turns up and he and Rachel get on very well (which is more than can be said for Nick and David!). Meanwhile, Adam gets hit somewhere very painful whilst playing squash, and is later unable to perform in bed as a result of the injury. When he goes to hospital to get it checked out, he is told there is a growth, and is diagnosed with testicular cancer. When Nick asks David for money, he refuses, but is later talked into the loan by Karen. The friends all gather together to help Adam through his operation, and Rachel moves back into his place to take care of him on his return from hospital. One night she catches him off guard by declaring she still loves him, and they play that famous game of strip Scrabble!moreless
  • Episode 2.04

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    S 2 : Ep 4 - 10/17/99

    Karen realises that she hates herself, for what she's become and plans to start a new life. She gives away all her expensive designer clothes and convinces Rachel that they both need a tattoo. Rachel and Danny finally split up, because both are bored with each other. Pete tells Adam about his latest affairs and they both get an invitation to their high school reunion. Adam plans to go since he heard that his childhood sweetheart will be there - and since she recently got divorced Adam thinks his chance has come. Things don’t go well – Rachel on the other hand makes out with one of Adam's old teachers. Jenny finally finds out about Pete's affair and she leaves Amy's house.moreless
  • Episode 2.03

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    S 2 : Ep 3 - 10/10/99

    Jenny convinces Adam to reply to a lonely hearts ad, while Rachel returns to her old job and begins dating a much younger man. David and Karen arrange conflicting surprise anniversary weekends for each other. Pete goes on a motivational course and ends up comforting Amy in a motel room.moreless
  • Episode 2.02

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    S 2 : Ep 2 - 10/3/99

    David opts to stay home and take care of his son rather than get a new job; Rachel comes back without a baby; Pete learns that Jenny no longer loves him.
  • Episode 2.01

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    S 2 : Ep 1 - 9/26/99

    Rachel has been in London for six months but remains unsure as to who the father of her child is while Jenny has developed feelings for Adam.
  • The One with the Ride Along

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    S 5 : Ep 20 - 4/29/99

    Emily's imminent marriage has Ross feeling down. When Monica and Rachel raid Ross's apartment for margarita ingredients, they hear a message from Emily suggesting she is having second thoughts. The boys go for a ride-along with Gary and when they hear a gunshot, Joey throws himself over Ross to shield him, making Chandler jealous.

  • Episode 1.06

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    S 1 : Ep 6 - 12/20/98

    David and Karen invite the other couples to a black tie charity dinner where David spends the evening networking, but Jenny gets drunk and starts a fistfight with his female boss. Meanwhile, Rachel reveals a secret to Karen.moreless
  • Episode 1.05

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    S 1 : Ep 5 - 12/13/98

    Tired of Adam's preoccupation with a glamorous female neighbor, Rachel decides to baby-sit for Pete and Jenny, who need to get out so that they have something to talk about besides the baby. Meanwhile, David and Karen decide to see a marriage counselor.moreless
  • Episode 1.04

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    S 1 : Ep 4 - 12/6/98

    A meeting with a famous and handsome author, who wants her to edit his new novel, tempts Karen with thoughts of adultery; Adam is inspired to resurrect an old novel he was writing; and Pete's controlling parents make a visit.moreless
  • Pillow Talk

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    S 1 : Ep 3 - 11/29/98

    David seeks sexual advice from Adam, saying that Karen just doesn't arouse him anymore; Pete seeks to resume intimacy with Jenny now that their baby has been born.
  • A Stranger in Paradise

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    S 1 : Ep 2 - 11/22/98

    After moving in with Rachel, Adam learns that she is still married; Karen agrees to have another child with David, but then finds out he's made a bad investment; Pete and Jenny have difficulties with their newborn baby.moreless
  • The Real Friends

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    S 1 : Ep 1 - 11/15/98

    Adam and Rachel wage a territorial battle over whose place to move into; David and Karen hire a nanny and differ over the issue of having another baby; as Pete and Jenny anxiously await the birth of their first child, Pete's meticulous planning comes to pieces when he mislays his mobile phone.moreless
  • The One with the Yeti

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    S 5 : Ep 6 - 11/5/98

    Emily decides that the only way to continue her marriage with Ross is to have him get rid of all traces of Rachel in his apartment. Meanwhile, Rachel and Monica mistake a hairy neighbor for a yeti.moreless
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