New Red Dwarf X Clip ReleasedBookmark and Share

Sunday, 9 September 2012 - Reported by John Bowman
Another teaser clip from the forthcoming new series of Red Dwarf has been released online by digital channel Dave.

The clip, entitled Two Forks, shows Kryten (Robert Llewellyn) revealing to Rimmer (Chris Barrie) the ship's "weapons of mass disappointment" and was released as part of this weekend's countdown celebration of the cult sci-fi comedy to mark the impending start of the tenth series on Thursday 4th October.

The channel has begun repeating Red Dwarf from Series 8 down to Series 1 on Saturdays and Sundays, and another trailer for the tenth series is to be released next weekend.

FILTER: - Red Dwarf - Online - Comedy - Dave

Red Dwarf returns 4th OctoberBookmark and Share

Wednesday, 29 August 2012 - Reported by Chuck Foster
Digital broadcaster Dave has announced that the new series of Red Dwarf will premiere on the channel on Thursday 4th October at 9pm.

The date was revealed after the channel's #VINDALUNAR Twitter campaign in which readers were invited to retweet their hashtags which in turn would have a helium balloon inflated to reveal the date. Confirmation and a video of the inflation is available from its website.

The series is already listed for pre-order on Amazon (DVD/Blu-ray), and is due to be released on Monday 19th November.

Information on Red Dwarf can be found via the Official Website, and followed via Facebook and Twitter.

FILTER: - Red Dwarf - Comedy - Dave

Red Dwarf X Clip And Episode TitlesBookmark and Share

Sunday, 26 August 2012 - Reported by John Bowman
A clip from the forthcoming new series of Red Dwarf has been officially released online.

The 38-second extract shows The Cat (Danny John-Jules) and Kryten (Robert Llewellyn) finding themselves in perfect synchronisation, following tests performed on crystals by the mechanoid.

Last Wednesday, Llewellyn revealed the titles of the six episodes comprising the new series:
  • 1 - Trojan
  • 2 - Fathers and Suns
  • 3 - Lemons
  • 4 - Entangled
  • 5 - Dear Dave
  • 6 - The Beginning
The series, which was recorded at Shepperton Studios last December and January, is due to start on Dave this autumn.

FILTER: - Red Dwarf - Online - Comedy - Dave

Red Dwarf X Trailer ReleasedBookmark and Share

Saturday, 21 July 2012 - Reported by John Bowman
A trailer for the forthcoming new series of Red Dwarf has been released online.

Lasting 55 seconds, it teases the tenth series of the cult sci-fi comedy that will start airing on Dave this autumn.

The six new episodes comprising the series were recorded at Shepperton Studios between 16th December 2011 and 27th January 2012.

FILTER: - Red Dwarf - Online - Comedy - Dave

Red Dwarf X - The First Official PictureBookmark and Share

Friday, 4 May 2012 - Reported by John Bowman
The first official publicity picture from the forthcoming new series of Red Dwarf has been released by UKTV.

The image shows, from left to right, Danny John-Jules as The Cat, Chris Barrie as Arnold Rimmer, Craig Charles as Dave Lister, and Robert Llewellyn as Kryten aboard the eponymous mining spaceship. Click on the thumbnail on the right for a bigger version.

The recordings for the tenth series' six episodes took place at Shepperton Studios on 16th and 23rd December 2011 and 7th, 13th, 20th, and 27th January 2012. Free tickets to attend the studio sessions were made available on 11th November and, somewhat unsurprisingly, demand was so high that the website of the supplier, Lost In TV, crashed and applications had to be made by e-mail instead, with all the dates getting booked up within about an hour.

The series is currently in post-production and due to air on digital channels Dave and Dave HD this autumn.

FILTER: - Red Dwarf - Comedy - Dave

Yes, Prime Minister To Return To TV After 24 YearsBookmark and Share

Thursday, 29 March 2012 - Reported by John Bowman
The hit political sitcom Yes, Prime Minister is to be revived for a new series - 24 years after its last TV episode.

The classic comedy channel Gold has commissioned six new episodes from the BBC - the satirical show's original home. It will be written by the TV series' original authors, Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn, who will be basing it on their theatrical production of two years ago.

Yes, Prime Minister, which ran for 16 episodes over two series between 1986 and 1988, was a sequel to the equally popular Yes, Minister and starred Paul Eddington as PM Jim Hacker, Nigel Hawthorne as his Permanent Secretary, Sir Humphrey Appleby, and Derek Fowlds - who was formerly married to Adrienne Corri - as his Principal Private Secretary, Bernard Woolley. Both shows' opening title sequences were drawn by the artist Gerald Scarfe, who is married to Jane Asher.

The new episodes will be set in the present day and will see Hacker at the head of a coalition government, facing, says Gold:
the greatest economic crisis in a generation, with European economies going down the toilet, a tempting energy deal from an unusual source, a leadership crisis with his coalition partners, a Scottish independence referendum and the greatest moral dilemma he has ever faced.
Jane Rogerson, of Gold's parent company UKTV, said: "The political landscape in Britain today is the perfect setting for Yes, Prime Minister to return."

Mark Freeland, the head of BBC In-House Comedy, said: "The much-extended tour of Yes, Prime Minister in theatres up and down the country proved that this iconic comedy has lost none of its satirical bite."

Casting is yet to be announced. Eddington died in 1995 and Hawthorne in 2001.

It is Gold's first commission since it was announced last month that it would inject "double-digit millions" into creating original content over the next two years. As part of the overall investment by UKTV, sister channel Dave recently finished recording a new six-episode series of Red Dwarf, to be shown later this year.
(newslink: BBC News)

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