Garth Marenghi's Darkplace. Image shows from L to R: Todd Rivers / Dr. Lucien Sanchez (Matt Berry), Dean Learner / Thornton Reed (Richard Ayoade), Garth Marenghi / Dr. Rick Dagless M.D. (Matthew Holness), Madeleine Wool / Dr. Liz Asher (Alice Lowe). Copyright: Avalon Television.

Garth Marenghi's Darkplace

Channel 4 sitcom spoof of 1980s TV. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2004. Stars Matthew Holness, Richard Ayoade, Matt Berry, Alice Lowe and Kim Noble.

Series 1, Episode 3 - Skipper The Eye Child

The past is stirring in the halls of Darkplace, and for Dr. Rick Dagless M.D., that means Trouble. With a capital T (the rest of the letters lowercase). Something long dead has been reborn on 'B' Wing. Is it a macabre sign, a terrible warning, or a sacred gift from the gods? What's certain is that it is a giant eye. A journey of discovery lies ahead for both of them... Garth Marenghi, the Titan of Terror, introduces this lyrical episode of his hospital horror drama.

Broadcast details

Thursday 12th February 2004
Channel 4
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Matthew Holness Garth Marenghi / Dr. Rick Dagless M.D.
Richard Ayoade Dean Learner / Thornton Reed
Matt Berry Todd Rivers / Dr. Lucien Sanchez
Alice Lowe Madeleine Wool / Dr. Liz Asher
Guest cast
Graham Linehan Security Guard
Lydia Fox Rick's Wife
Spencer Brown Actor
Kevin Hudson Actor
Lewis Palmer Actor
Writing team
Matthew Holness Writer
Richard Ayoade Writer
Production team
Richard Ayoade Director
Charlie Hanson Producer
Jon Thoday Executive Producer
Richard Allen-Turner Executive Producer

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