After Darkplace

C4 orders Garth Marenghi spin-off

Channel 4 has commissioned a new series from the creators of Garth Marenghi's Darkplace.

The new series, Man to Man with Dean Learner, focuses on Garth’s manager, publisher and publicity agent, as played by Richard Ayoade.

Makers Avalon Television said: ‘Nightclub owner, restauranter, publisher, international playboy - Dean  Learner is a one-man brand.

‘After his co-funded Channel 4 television hit Garth Marenghi's Darkplace he now invites you into his luxury penthouse  flat for an all-new, entertaining and immensely stylish TV talk show.

‘Man to Man with Dean Learner will feature all Dean's remaining celebrity  friends, as well as plenty of live music and fine fish-dish cuisine in a show that reeks of class - but not fish!’

Six episodes are to be recorded at Teddington Studios next month, and free audience tickets are available from

The show, which also features Matthew Holness, is expected to air later this summer.

Published: 20 Dec 2005

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