I have to say, I went to Defcon Brown a few times during last night’s second episode of Demons… it was proper spooky!
In it, six-year-old Madge – creepily played by Kizzy Mee – believed her sister had been “taken up to heaven by an angel” but Galvin, played by the excellent Philip Glenister, suspected otherwise. Everything pointed to “half-life” involvement and Galvin figured it was the perfect project for Luke – again, brilliantly played by Christian Cooke.
A visit to zombie priest, Father Simeon – yes, I know I need to learn a few new adjectives, but ‘excellently’ played by Richard Wilson – confirmed Galvin’s suspicions. Gilgamel was not an angel, not by a long chalk. He was a demon; a travesty demon, a grade nine entity attracted by the odour of sanctity… a bit like a Tory MP.
It really was creepy and I found myself utterly engrossed, especially when Gilgamel turned up looking like something Sigourney Weaver might call “Bitch!” before frying to death with a flame thrower.
Philip Glenister – brother of Robert, who is currently starring in Hustle – is incredibly versatile. I couldn’t quite get used to the American accent though given that I know he’s as English as rain and green grass. Nonetheless, that doesn’t detract from his portrayal of Galvin.
I was also very impressed with Richard Wilson’s performance as the straggly zombie priest but I wish he’d had a voice change. Father Simeon sounded like a slightly posher version of Victor Meldrew so I kept expecting him to not believe it.
It was also good to see Saskia Wickham as Jenny Rutherford too. She must drink the blood of virgins or something; she doesn’t look a day older than when she played Erica Matthews in Peak Practice!
So what do you think of Demons? Answers on a comment box please!