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Garth Marenghi's Darkplace 2004

  • 2004-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • Channel 4
  • 2004-01-29T08:00:00Z
  • 30 mins
  • 3 hours, 0 mins
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Comedy, Horror
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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Brilliantly written to evoke all the feelings of an 80s hospital drama. I can't help but feel as though St. Elsewhere was the frame for this. It's clever in very subtle ways with broad laugh out loud laughs. A shining achievement of television.

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So damn funny.

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