The 10%ers. First broadcast as a pilot in Carlton’s Comedy Playhouse series on the 23rd February 1993, with two series following in 1994 and 1996, it almost feels like a lost part of the Dwarf story; unfortunate though it is that it’s nearly always seen in the context of another show. What we need of course, is a good DVD release.
So imagine my joy when I asked Andrew Ellard about it on the Webboard:
We’re pushing for a release, because I think we’d do them well. (Obviously they wouldn’t get the full Dwarf treatment, but we’d work for a good extras package.) Doug, I know, is keen, too. There’s an ITV/Carlton thing to deal with, though, which is new territory for us after Dwarf for the BBC. But the timing – on the back of Gervais’s Extras – is pretty good.
(Ah, mind you People Like Us, series one, got its release on the back of The Office and didn’t really get anywhere…)
No guarantees, then. But it is being looked into.
I’ll repeat: pleasepleasepleasepleaseplease. I saw a few episodes when it was broadcast, but I really can’t remember them now – and haven’t got any copies on tape. But I can’t imagine it being worth anything less than 15 ITV half-hours of my time – and quite probably far, far more than that.
And I’ll follow my usual point – I’m sure if you slap a Red Dwarf reference on the front, you would shift a fair few copies. Well worth Carlton releasing, surely.
Please, Mr. Carlton sir?