Rude For A Reason

Recorded at the Brixton Academy in June 1999, this Comic Relief video featured some of the best British stand-ups of all time. And Lenny Henry. The highlight was obviously Hattie Hayridge, but some other comics deserve a special mention. It’s easy to be biased, but Hattie really is one of the best acts. She only […]

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Continuity Announcement

With the recent discussions on alt.tv-red-dwarf and the official webboard, we ask – does the lack of continuity in Red Dwarf really matter? A digital clock above the wall mirrors gives the date as being 22nd March 2077. LISTER: March the twenty-second. That’s what – three weeks before the crew got wiped out. (Stasis Leak) […]

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TMITRM: Epilogue

Robert Llewellyn’s marvellous book, The Man in the Rubber Mask (detailing behind the scenes on Red Dwarf III-V, and the US Pilot), is now sadly out of print. But what is less well known is that there were in fact two editions. The first was published in 1994; the second was published in 1996, and had an Epilogue added to the end. For those of you who only have the first edition, we now present this Epilogue in full.

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Smeg Ups – smeg? Smeg off!

That’s quite enough ‘smeg’s for one article, and that’s only in the title. Over two successive Winters, in 1994 and 1995, GNP and the BBC released a pair of out-take compilation videos. Aside from generating a bit of money on the Christmas gifts market, the videos helped to plug the long, long gap in between […]

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The End: Re-Mastered

This document is a comprehensive guide to all the changes that took place to create the Re-Mastered version of the episode. As it happens, The End has just about the most alterations made to it, and was previewed on BBC TWO on Friday 13th February 1998, two days short of a decade since the original […]

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The Shit-Com Story

DYSWIDT? That joke was far better than anything Dawn French’s scriptwriters could come up with. On Monday 26th May 2003, Red Dwarf was featured on BBC ONE’s The Sitcom Story, which was a fantastic opportunity to see Del Boy falling through the bar, Basil Fawlty beating his car with a stick and Captain Mainwaring saying […]

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Series I Smeg Ups

The Smeg Ups on the DVDs were rather disappointing for us long-term fans. Not only had we seen them before, on the 1995 Smeg Outs video, the Series I compilation even included out-takes from Series II. This was a darned shame, as the DVDs are near perfect in most other respects. We’ve (or rather, Ian […]

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Norman Packs the mac

This bloke come up to me and he asked me: “Is there a Gap round here?”. Well, I couldn’t resist it. I said: “There’s one between those two buildings. One between those two cars. And one between you and me, that’s rapidly getting smaller”. Norman Lovett is one of the greatest stand-up comedians around. When […]

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Model Behaviour

With the recent revelation that the Movie will use a variation of the Re-mastered version of Red Dwarf, we explain why we’re not thrilled to bits… The model effects in early Red Dwarf are crap, apparently. Everyone knows this. From cheap jibes about Airfix models, to comments about them being “clunky and creaky, but that’s […]

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Hopping Holly

Hattie Hayridge is a blonde comedienne from North London. She appeared in Red Dwarf between 1988 and 1992, clocking up 19 episodes and even writing a book about her experiences. So why is she so frequently overlooked? As we all know, Norman Lovett left the show after two series. The official reason for this was […]

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