5 Garth + Man To Man = Brilliance SquaredEnzEnz | 30/10/2008 | See all EnzEnz's reviews (4)Garth Marenghi for those of you not familiar, is a spoof series that "aired" in the 80's on CH4, hence retro titles, look, everything. Garth is a horror writer a la Shaun Hutson. Every one of his novels seems to be set in Romford taking a largely stupid premise, like what would happen if Romford was over-run by giant rats and those rats could drive buses. The series is set over 6 episodes with similarly stupid plots, but brilliant writing and "acting" by Matthew Holness (the IT geek in The Office), Richard Ayoade (Man to Man, IT Crowd) and Matt Berry (check him out on youtube). A work of art - a crime not many people have seen it or that a second series was not commissioned.Man to Man, features a spoof chat show with Richard Ayoade as Dean Learner and features 6 guests (all brilliantly played by Matthew Holness) that are obvious mickey takes out of people as varied as Uri Geller and Nigel Mansell. My personal fave is Merriman Weir, the folk singer. These guys are not only talented but funny. Seriously funny. Take a chance on it, it's worth it if only for the alien insemination in "Skipper The Eye-Child"!!