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. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2004. Stars Matthew Holness, Richard Ayoade, Matt Berry, Alice Lowe and Kim Noble.

Series 1, Episode 4 - The Apes Of Wrath

Monkey business most macabre... A terrible sickness is spreading from ward to ward as humans regress to a primal state. Dr. Rick Dagless M.D. must find out what's releasing the beast within us, and fast, i.e. before it's too late. A cautionary fable from Romford's 'Chaplain o'Chill'.

Broadcast details

Thursday 19th 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
    Kim Noble Jim
    Guest cast
    Julian Barratt Padre
    Noel Fielding Monkey Man
    Samir Haddad 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
    Adam Windmill Editor
    Dennis De Groot Production Designer
    Andrew Hewitt Composer

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