Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace

‘Nina’s eyes popped out of what was left of her back. Why oh why had she opened that tomb? The sand turned red. This was because she was bleeding on it. Blood, ruby-red blood, her blood. This was the worst day of her life.’

Well, this is the funniest shit ever.

Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace, which originally aired 2004, is a British comedy series about a fictional medical drama that supposedly aired in the 1980s, but was ‘so radical, so risky, so dangerous, so goddamn crazy, that the so-called powers that be became too scared to show it.’ The concept started out as an award-winning stage show at the Edinburgh fringe festival and was eventually picked up by Channel 4 in the UK. Only one series (six episodes) was produced, but what a series (six episodes)! (Actually, one of the six kind of blows, but I won’t tell you which one.) A film version is supposedly in the works. You might recognize Matthew Holness as Simon from series two of The Office UK. Stephen Merchant has a cameo, too.

I assembled all the episodes available on Youtube for your convenience. You can also buy the DVD here for 12 dollars (plus shipping), although you would only be able to watch it on a region-free player or on your computer using VLC. Thanks to constant companion Chris (a.k.a., Dr. Snus, a.k.a., big guy) for introducing me to this Renwick customer.

Episode 1: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

Episode 2 in full

Episode 3: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

Episode 4: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

Episode 5: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

Episode 6: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

‘I’m a One Track Lover‘ video.


~ by ohkrapp on July 19, 2008.

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