Garth Marenghi's Darkplace ()

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Season: 1 Year: 2004

This parody series is an unearthed 80s horror/drama, complete with poor production values, awful dialogue and hilarious violence. The series is set in a Hospital in Romford, which is... See more »


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Series Cast

  Dean Learner / ... (6 episodes, 2004)
  Dr. Lucien Sanchez / ... (6 episodes, 2004)
Matthew Holness ...
  Dr. Rick Dagless M.D. / ... (6 episodes, 2004)
  Madeleine Wool / ... (6 episodes, 2004)
Kim Noble ...
  Jim (4 episodes, 2004)
  Padre (3 episodes, 2004)
Matt Green ...
  Chef's Assistant / ... (2 episodes, 2004)
Sarah Kants ...
  Larry's Mother (2 episodes, 2004)
  Security Guard (2 episodes, 2004)
  The Chef (2 episodes, 2004)
Spencer Brown ...
  Patient (1 episode, 2004)
Bronwen Davies ...
  Linda (1 episode, 2004)
  Monkey Man (1 episode, 2004)
  Rick's wife (1 episode, 2004)
  Techie (1 episode, 2004)
Kevin Hudson
  (1 episode, 2004)
Nicholas Ivanov
  (1 episode, 2004)
Lawrence Michelowski ...
  Larry Renwick (1 episode, 2004)
Jonathan Edwards Young ...
  Clive The Temp (1 episode, 2004)
Samir Haddad
  (1 episode, 2004)
Jerome Smith
  (1 episode, 2004)
Lewis Palmer
  (1 episode, 2004)
Daniel Riste ...
  Boy on Ward (1 episode, 2004)
  Highlander (1 episode, 2004)
Stuart Silver ...
  Anonymous Hospital Worker (1 episode, 2004)
Tina Tutkova ...
  Nurse (1 episode, 2004)
  Dean Learner's Dead Half Brother / ... (uncredited) (2 episodes, 2004)

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Plot Summary

In the 1980s horror writer Garth Marenghi wrote, produced, directed and starred in Darkplace, a groundbreaking series set in a hospital and exploring the depths of the author's imagination. At least that's what Marenghi and his publicist/co-star, Dean Learner, claim in modern-day interviews which both bookend and interrupt the episodes. In fact the show is cheap, chiché'd, full of gaping plot holes and startlingly misogynist. Garth Marenghi is a creation of comedian Matthew Holness, who won a Perrier award with the character at the 2001 Edinburgh festival. Written by Richard Smeltzer

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Also Known As
  • Darkplace (United Kingdom)
  • Обитель тьмы Гарта Маренги (Russia)
  • 30 min
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Trivia The series was shown in 2004 on the UK's Channel 4 network, but a second series was never commissioned due to low ratings. However over the next few years the series gained a considerable cult following via word-of-mouth and the Internet. Renewed interest in the show led to it being released on DVD and subsequent airings in the US on the Sci-Fi and Adult Swim networks. Currently fans are petitioning for a second season of the show. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Reckoning Day (2011). See more »
Crazy Credits The credits are all in an 80s style and use the old Channel 4 logo. See more »
Quotes Dean Learner: She was like a candle in the wind... unreliable.
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