Monday, 12 October 2009

Garth Marenghi's "Dark Place"

Recently I've been re introduced to Garth Marenghi's dark place, when searching for something to watch online. I forgot just how funny and bizarre the program was!

Dark place is presented as a lost classic: a series produced in the 1980s, yet never shown until now.Garth Marenghi's Darkplace is a comedy series made for Channel 4 by Matthew Holness and Richard Ayoade. Following on from the characters' success at The Perrier Awards the show revolves around fictional horror author Garth Marenghi (played by Holness) and his publisher Dean Learner (played by Ayoade).Darkplace parodies numerous aspects of 80s low-budget television, including fashion, special effects and music.

As it was broadcast late night with very little advertising, Darkplace was met with poor viewing figures. The episode I last watched was the one below. I've put the plot description there so you can get an idea of how out there and bizarre it is!

The Creeping Moss from the Shores of Shuggoth:

Dr. Sanchez's life is in danger from a patient with a fairly bad off-Earth broccoli infection. It's down to Dr. Rick Dagless, M. D., 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.

Have a watch!

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