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

Garth Marenghi's Darkplace

  • TV sitcom
  • Channel 4
  • 2004
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

In this inventive spoof of 1980s TV, author Garth Marenghi introduces his long-lost drama about a doctor battling evil forces. Stars Matthew Holness, Richard Ayoade, Matt Berry, Alice Lowe and Kim Noble

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Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 5 - Scotch Mist

A strange killer mist surrounds Darkplace, tartanning the hides of unwary travellers while phantom bagpipes play on, regardless. Dr. Rick Dagless M.D. must face more than the music as he unravels the secret behind its sudden appearance. The answer, when it comes, lies a little too close to home, even though Romford would seem a safe enough distance from Glenrothes.

Broadcast details

Thursday 26th February 2004
Channel 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 12th February 2016 11:40pm Gold
Saturday 13th February 2016 3:30am Gold
Monday 31st October 2016 2:45am Gold
Sunday 16th July 2017 2:50am Gold
Friday 11th May 2018 11:30pm Gold
Saturday 12th May 2018 2:15am Gold
Sunday 22nd July 2018 2:55am Gold
Monday 23rd July 2018 1:15am Gold
Friday 28th September 2018 3:10am Gold
Saturday 29th September 2018 12:15am Gold
Thursday 8th November 2018 1:55am Gold
Friday 9th November 2018 1:30am Gold
Monday 19th November 2018 1:10am Gold
Monday 19th November 2018 11:40pm Gold

Cast & crew

Matthew Holness Garth Marenghi / Dr. Rick Dagless M.D.
Matt Berry Todd Rivers / Dr. Lucien Sanchez
Alice Lowe Madeleine Wool / Dr. Liz Asher
Richard Ayoade Dean Learner / Thornton Reed
Kim Noble Jim
Guest cast
Matt Green Highlander
Tina Tutkova Nurse
Paul King Actor
Jerome Smith Actor
Richard Thomson 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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