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Blightyvision: “Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace”

Directed by Richard Ayoade Written by Matthew Holness and Richard Ayoade Starring Matthew Holness, Richard Ayoade, Matt Berry, and Alice Lowe Back in the 1980s, Channel 4 produced a short-lived paranormal medical drama written by and starring master horror novelist Garth Marenghi.  In it, Dr. Rick Dagless M.D. (Marenghi), a tough but caring doctor with […]

Blightyvision: “Marchlands”

Starring Alex Kingston, Dean Andrews, and Shelley Conn Written by Stephen Greenhorn and David Schulner Directed by James Kent Well, here’s an interesting turn-up.  We’ve been seeing a lot of remakes of British shows for America — most recently “Being Human” — but ITV’s “Marchlands” was actually based on an American show.  Or, rather, the […]

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Blightyvision: “Ashes to Ashes”

Created by Matthew Graham and Ashley Pharaoh Starring Philip Glenister, Keeley Hawes, Dean Andrews, Marshall Lancaster, and Montserrat Lombard This review is going to be a serious test in treading lightly, because it is possibly the most spoileriffic show in existence in recent years.  One could argue that its mere existence is a spoiler for […]