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 6 - The Creeping Moss From The Shores Of Shuggoth

Garth Marenghi, Romford's Crown Prince of Darkness, introduces the last episode in his hospital-based horror series. Dr. Sanchez falls in love with a patient infected with cosmic broccoli, but when it threatens to spread Dr. Rick Dagless M.D. is forced to intervene. Trouble is, love is blind, and the only eye Sanchez has open is at the end of a trouser snake. Can Dagless save his buddy and the world? (Yes, he can.)

Broadcast details

Thursday 4th March 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
Graham Linehan Security Guard
Bronwen Davies Linda
Sarah Kants Actor
Nicholas Ivanov 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


I'm A One Track Lover

The 'smash hit wonder' single from Todd Rivers. This is the full song, found as an extra on the DVD. This video is audio only due to copyright issues.

Featuring: Matthew Holness (Garth Marenghi / Dr. Rick Dagless M.D.), Richard Ayoade (Dean Learner / Thornton Reed), Matt Berry (Todd Rivers / Dr. Lucien Sanchez).


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