Category: Red Dwarf

  • A Ship Off The Old Block
    A Ship Off The Old Block

    Here’s a fun article from The Stage, marking the transition between series two and three of Red Dwarf, including some gossip about movie and US TV adaptations, and a chat with the writers Rob Grant and Doug Naylor.

  • Red Dwarf: The Reviews Are In
    Red Dwarf: The Reviews Are In

    Here’s a couple of contemporaneous reviews for the first series of Red Dwarf, in February of 1988. The first is from the 18th, by Ann Mann in The Stage. And here’s another, this from a couple of weeks later, on the 28th, by David Bradbury in The Sunday Mirror.

  • Ed Bye In His Own Words
    Ed Bye In His Own Words

    It’s depressingly easy to forget the influence and contribution TV directors have made to comedy over the years. It’s not like the movies, which revere the director, and forget the writers, it’s the other way round really. So it was nice to stumble across this interview with Ed Bye in The Stage from the 3rd…

  • Comedy Connections: Red Dwarf
    Comedy Connections: Red Dwarf

    Here’s the episode of Comedy Connections about the small rouge one. It aired at the end of August in 2004, during the long break between the BBC series and the Dave series.

  • Would Anyone Like Any Toast?
    Would Anyone Like Any Toast?

    I can smell toast. And now all I can think about is Talkie Toaster. So let’s examine his journey through the Red Dwarf universe. But this is perhaps his more famous appearance. With this too. Given the lead time in publishing though, it’s more than likely that this reappearance of the fella was predated by…

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  • Proctology: A Bottom Examination
    Proctology: A Bottom Examination

    For a long time now I’ve been wanting to write an old-fashioned programme guide. One you can hold in your hand and thumb through, make notes on, spill coffee on. So I did. Proctology: A Bottom Examination is my deep dive into Bottom, the hit BBC Two sitcom starring Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson. That’s…

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  • Re-Casting Keanu
    Re-Casting Keanu

    Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him eight years older than Clive Dunn was when he was first cast in Dad’s Army. But don’t panic, Clive Dunn was always playing much older characters than his own age. Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him seven years older than Stephanie Cole was when she was first…

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