Category: Red Dwarf

  • I Am A Fish 400 Times
    I Am A Fish 400 Times

    I’m probably preaching to the choir here, but there’s a lot of proto Red Dwarf in Grant & Naylor’s Radio 4 sketch shows Cliche and Son Of Cliche. If you want to hear the genesis and development of Hol Rock, have a listen if you can. It’s always fascinating. Today though, let’s look at a…

  • Purple Alert
    Purple Alert

    It’s not as bad as a Red Alert, but a bit worse than a Blue Alert. More of a mauve alert really.

  • Wrinkles

    Over on the newly redesigned Ganymede & Titan website, you will find tucked away in a corner some old radio shows written bt Rob Grant and Doug Naylor, a little before Cliche, and a while before Red Dwarf hit our screens. I hope they don’t mind me embedding the first episode of Wrinkles for you…

  • Portable TV Comedy
    Portable TV Comedy

    Whilst walking through the bitter cold wind, a hundred metres from anyone else, I had a pang of nostalgia for when I used to stay up late in my bedroom and watch all sorts of brilliant comedy shows on my black and white portable TV. So, imagine some of these in monochrome, and slightly out…

  • Stay Inside
    Stay Inside

    If you’re not familiar with the term ‘bottle episode’, you will certainly understand the sentiment. This is when a show spends a whole episode stuck in one place. Sometimes they’re made to save money that can be spent on bigger budget episodes. Seinfeld’s more famous one is The Chinese Restaurant. What makes this episode so…

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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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