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A maverick doctor battles with the evil forces lurking beneath a hospital in Romford, engaged in a desperate struggle against poor production values, awful dialogue and unrealistic violence...

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A maverick doctor battles with the evil forces lurking beneath a hospital in Romford, engaged in a desperate struggle against poor production values, awful dialogue and unrealistic violence...

Series 1 Summary

This terrifying serial set in the grim hallways of a Romford hospital was scripted and directed by best-selling horror writer Garth Marenghi, known to thousands as the author of such classic chillers as The Ooze (can water die?), Afterbirth (a mutated placenta attacks Bristol), and Black Fang (rats learn to drive).

Marenghi stars as Dr Rick Dagless MD, a magnum-wielding ex-warlock taking on the forces of evil. His publisher, Dean Learner, co-stars as ball-busting hospital administrator Thornton Reed.

The series also features cult horror star Todd Rivers as Dr Lucien Sanchez, and Madeleine Wool (who vanished during production and remains missing, presumed dead) as Dr Liz Asher.

At last, some 20 years after its creation, Garth Marenghi's Darkplace has been unleashed on an unsuspecting public.

That's you, by the way.

  • Episode 1 - Once Upon a Beginning

    When Dr Liz Asher arrives for her first day at Darkplace Hospital, she receives an ominous vision: blood, guts, a real horror show. Ball-busting boss Thornton Reed wants this resolved, and in a manner that is strictly orthodox. Contains mild swearing and the naked top-half of a man.

  • Episode 2 - Hell Hath Fury

    Someone, something, or some things have attacked the chef. So why are objects flying about of their own accord, assaulting innocent civilians and disrupting hospital procedure? Is it telekinesis, PMT, or a deadly mixture of the two? It's a deadly mixture of the two.

  • Episode 3 - Skipper the Eyechild

    The past is stirring in the halls of Darkplace, and for Dr Rick Dagless MD, that means Trouble with a capital T (the rest of the letters lowercase). Wanton's gamma radiation mumps program has created a horny giant eye on legs. Its offspring is hiding somewhere in Darkplace, but a paternal Dag doesn't seem keen on the others finding it...

  • Episode 4 - The Apes of Wrath

    Darkplace's water supply has been contaminated and its inhabitants are regressing to an ape-like state. Can Dag undo this devolution or is Romford doomed to perpetual monkey business?

  • 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 MD must face more than the music as he unravels the secret behind its sudden appearance.

  • Episode 6 - The Creeping Moss from the Shores of Shuggoth

    Dr Lucien Sanchez has always finished second best to Dag when it comes to females, until now. But there's a hitch. The woman of his dreams is infected with cosmic broccoli - and when it threatens to spread Dr Rick Dagless MD is forced to intervene.

Garth Marenghi's Darkplace synopsis

A maverick doctor battles with the evil forces lurking beneath a hospital in Romford, engaged in a desperate struggle against poor production values, awful dialogue and unrealistic violence...

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