Garth Marenghi's Darkplace

The Apes of Wrath

Season 1, Ep 4, Aired 2/19/04
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  • Episode Description
  • A mysterious illness spreads like a particularly virulent disease through the wards of Darkplace, causing doctors and patients to revert to a primal state. It's up to Dr Rick Dagless, M.D. to stop it before he too turns into a chimpanzee or an orang-utan or something like that.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Alice Lowe

    Madeleine Wool / Dr Liz Ascher

  • Matthew Holness

    Garth Marenghi / Dr Rick Dagless, M.D.

  • Richard Ayoade

    Dean Learner / Thornton Reed

  • Matt Berry (II)

    Todd Rivers / Dr Lucien Sanchez

  • Samir Haddad

    Boy

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • A strange devolving pox spread at darkplace and even doctor sanchez isnt immune

    By dregj, Apr 02, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (10)

    • Rick Daglass: I figure the following, Sanch is regressing to homo neanderthalensis. Right now Sanch your homo erectus, but who knows how long you've got. Sanchez: I appreciate you being straight with me. Reed: And you and I are homo sapiens... Daglass: Correct. Reed: But if we're all basically homos, shouldn't we all get along?

    • Lucien Sanchez: Not my fault, monkey bastard hands!

    • Garth Marenghi: I realized that man needs to keep in touch with his primal urges, whether through sport or through violent movies. Otherwise, we'd end up like Bill Wyman.

    • Dean Learner: (About Madeleine Wool) It’s so hard to watch this episode knowing that she is now missing presumed dead. With the presumption heavily on dead.

    • Rick Dagless: 2, 3, 4, 5? Oh yeah, I shot Duncan.

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    Notes (1)

    • Rick fires 6 shots – 2 to kill the apes outside the store room, 3 into the air during the struggle with Sanchez and 1 to knock all the boxes onto Sanchez. Yet earlier when he counted his bullets he only had 5.

    Trivia (1)

    • Both stars of "The Mighty Boosh", Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding, appear in this episode.

    Allusions (1)

    • The dream that Rick has is a parody on Joan of Arc: The Messenger. There are all the apes running past him, in Joan of Arc wolves charge past her after she looks one way then the other in the wood where she sees her visions as a child.

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