Garth Marenghi's Darkplace

Comedy | Science-Fiction | Horror

Channel 4 (UK)



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Garth Marenghi's Darkplace is the brainchild of celebrated horror writer and self-styled "fabulist" Garth Marenghi, author of such genre classics as Afterbirth (a mutated placenta attacks Bristol) and Crab! ("One of the three best horror books about crabs I've ever read" - Hard Gore Magazine). Back in the 1980s, he branched out into television production, writing and starring in a series so radical, so scary and so downright crazy that when the bosses of Channel 4 saw what they had on their hands, they ran away screaming, like little girls. Only now, twenty years on and amid the worst programming drought in television history, have the station finally allowed the show on the air. Intercut with new interviews with Marenghi himself and his co-stars Dean Learner and Todd Rivers, Garth Marenghi's Darkplace is perhaps the most disturbing vision of hospital life ever broadcast.

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S1E4 - The Apes of Wrath

A mysterious illness spreads like a particularly virulent disease through the wards of Darkplace, causing doctors and patients to revert to an earlier genetic state. Dagless must stop it before he becomes a primate.

Air Date: 19 Feb 2004 06:00 (CDT)

S1E5 - Scotch Mist

A Scottish mist descends on Darkplace and Dagless has to act fast to prevent all the English people in the hospital from grave danger.

Air Date: 26 Feb 2004 06:00 (CDT)

S1E6 - The Creeping Moss from the Shores of Shuggoth

Dr Sanchez's life is in danger from a patient with a fairly bad cosmic broccoli infection. It's down to Dr Rick Dagless, MD to save his buddy - and the world. Or if all else fails, come up with a delicious way of using excess broccoli. It won't come to that, though.

Air Date: 04 Mar 2004 06:00 (CDT)