Q: When will filming begin for the new series?

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A: Fuck knows, but it doesn’t hurt to pick up on unfounded rumours, does it?

Since DJ last year, we’ve known that Doug has been writing episodes for a new series (‘IX’ according to some, ‘X’ according to Charles Armitage and probably ‘I’ according to SoundableObject) that they were hoping to show in late 2010. Go, refresh yourself and then return here pronto.

With regards to a possible filming schedule, nicky_j on the TOS Forum seems to have some ‘insider’ ‘information’:

I heard something recently about september/october for filming and I would say I heard that from quite a reliable source, but said person had had a few drinks and was waffling abit. So I didnt take too much notice Wink but either way I’d guess itll be 2011 before we see any new episodes on tv.

A reliable source, eh? Let’s assume for a moment that this is not a MASSIVE LIE then this means a number of things:

  1. Despite hearing nothing since DJ (and CA’s brief mention), this is confirmation things are still rolling along and actually happening. Back to Earth‘s success is all well and good, but if history has taught us anything it’s to be extremely pessimistic about the possibility of new Dwarf. Great ratings for BtE is one thing, but actually writing and mounting Dave’s first full scripted series is quite another. That date is very close, though.
  2. As nicky_j points out, this would tend to point to an early 2011 transmission if you apply normal filming/broadcast schedules to the series. Although that may be a bit hasty, considering BtE had an incredibly tight turnaround, so who knows?
  3. Why on earth didn’t nicky_j take more notice? Or ask more questions? WHY?!

Of course, this could all be bollocks or, more likely, accurate but wildly premature but it serves as a nice reminder that things are moving along and the rumour mill should be gathering pace in the next few months. And we’ll be here.

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18 Responses to Q: When will filming begin for the new series?

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  1. I don’t think she’s lying. I seem to remember a previous post where Nicky_J stated that she went to see someone (who she mentions by name in that post) at a gig. (I remember cos she said she was feeling a bit poorly before hand and wasn’t sure she’d make it.)

    She didn’t mention that news in that particular post, but putting on my detecting hat and connecting that post together with this…. I could be making a 256. Maybe she’s associated with ‘the business’ and has spoken to more than 1 person involved. Yeah, not sure I buy that either.

    I’m not sure I should say more since she wants to keep the person vague in her second post but it’s not difficult to work out who it might be. There’s even a clue in my first paragraph.

    Still premature though. These things often change.

  2. G&T Admin

    Yeah, I see no reason why she might be lying, but it’s always prudent to cover all angles.

  3. Were/are any of us actually expecting a 2010 broadcast? They could maybe push for a Christmas event or something but there’s no need to rush things. Easter 2011? Same day as ep 1 of the Matt Smith/Sheridan Smith series?

  4. nicky_j has now attempted to perform a Stalinist scrubbing of history by deleting her TOS post. Not sure why, it’s not like she’d get into trouble! Anyway, TOO LATE.

  5. G&T Admin

    Yeah, there was no need to delete the post. Stuff like that is exactly what we want at the moment.

  6. Yeah, more vague and unsubstantiated rumours, please.

  7. G&T Admin

    > Stuff like that is exactly what we want at the moment.

    Apart from actual official NEWS, that is.

  8. G&T Admin

    Also, I suppose now might be a good time to actually thank nicky_j for actually posting the rumours in the first place. So, er, thanks.

  9. I saw that post and thought ‘huh, maybe she means one of the TORDFC team.’ Hehe. Give Cappsy a couple and he’d spill anything.

    Erm. I just re-read that last part. Forgive me, I’m not well at the moment.

  10. I’m think that something BIG(ish) will be announced at DJ XVI. Until then, I doubt we’ll hear much.

  11. I wasn’t being sarcastic, btw. I like vague and unsubstantiated rumours :-)

  12. To quote myself:

    I seem to remember a previous post where Nicky_J stated that she went to see someone (who she mentions by name in that post) at a gig…
    She didn?t mention that news in that particular post, but putting on my detecting hat and connecting that post together with this?. I could be making a 256.

    256 it is then:

    nicky_j:

    And it wasnt Craig Charles before anyone starts wondering lol.

    It probably needs new batteries. My detector. Not Craig Charles.

    Still the speculating is all fun innit?

  13. > Forgive me, I?m not well at the moment.

    Sorry to hear that. Hope it’s just a cold or something. I say ‘just’ a cold but they can be evil little buggers!

    Btw it was Norman who spilled. He gives great head, I believe…

  14. Thanks – maybe a bad cold or virus – basically something icky that managed to knock me out for two days.

    Oh ew. That was an image I could really do with having LASERED FROM MY BRAIN.

    > I wasn?t being sarcastic, btw. I like vague and unsubstantiated rumours :-)

    Me tooooooo! ^__^

  15. I sorta believe..
    though as of above i think the next DJ will serve us our info :D

  16. This time last year we were salivating over the teaser trailers for BtE.
    It seems such a long time ago.

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