Garth Marenghi's Darkplace

Matthew Holness's horror author, Garth Marenghi, spoofed Stephen King brilliantly in two award-winning stage shows before moving to television with this cult show that manages to triumphantly parody both the fantasy horror genre and low-budget 1980s TV dramas. Taking the conceit that this is a presentation of a 'lost and overlooked masterpiece', the hilariously amateurish stories about a maverick doctor battling the evil forces lurking beneath a Romford hospital are spliced with pretentious and self-aggrandising commentary. Co-creator Richard Ayoade (The IT Crowd) and Matt Berry (Toast of London) are also along for this deliciously deranged ride into the realms of darkness.