The Brittas Empire – The Complete Series One

Over twelve years after the first broadcast, Series One of The Brittas Empire has finally been released in its entireity, thanks to Eureka Video. Eeeeeexcellent. Prior to this release, only the pilot episode, Laying the Foundations, had been released, on a rubbish ‘Best of’ compilation some years back. Now, however, it is joined by the […]

Read more →

Dark Ages

The first episodes of Rob Grant’s historical sit-com were broadcast on the day of my nan’s funeral. I don’t know which event depressed me the most. At the time, I thought it was utter shite from start to finish. Surely, I must have made a mistake. It was written by one half of the team […]

Read more →

The Official Red Dwarf Companion

Price: £6.99 Cover: Paperback Pages: 96 pages ISBN: 1-85286-456-7 Release Date: October 1992 The book opens with an excellent introduction by Rob Grant and Doug Naylor, which, like their later efforts for the Making Of and Doug’s Red Dwarf VIII books, are wonderfully irreverant. They discuss the inspiration for Rimmer, late scripts for Son of […]

Read more →

Best of the Britcoms

Best of the Britcoms? That’s sure to be good. RED DWARF BBC-21988-1993, 1997-52 Episodes3 Specials Written by Rob Grant and Doug Naylor Produced by Paul Jackson Avaliable on home video in the U.S. Cast: Dave Lister…………Craig Charles Arnold Rimmer……….Chris Barrie Kryten……………..Robert Llewellyn Cat………………..Danny John-Jules Holly………………Norman Lovett (series 1,2) Hattie Hayridge (series 3-7) Kristine Kochanski…..Chloe Annett […]

Read more →

The Penguin TV Companion

Cover: Paperback Pages: 704 pages ISBN: 0140514678 Release Date: 2 August, 2001 RED DWARF UK (Paul Jackson/Grant Naylor/BBC) Situation Comedy. BBC 2 1988-93; 1997- Arnold J. Rimmer, BSc SSC…………Chris Barrie Dave Lister…………………….Craig Charles Cat…………………………Danny John-Jules Holly………………………….Norman Lovett Hattie Hayridge Kryten……………………………David Ross Robert Llewellyn Christine/Kristine Kochanski….Clare/C.P. Grogan   Chloë Annett Capt. Hollister………………….Mac McDonald Creators: Rob Grant, […]

Read more →

Woman Wizard, starring Robert Llewellyn

“Starring Robert Llewellyn”, which is written on the spine of the DVD, doesn’t even begin to cover it. WomanWizard was also written, directed, produced, performed and encoded by our favourite mechanoid. Having pre-ordered the DVD a long time ago at Dimension Jump, it arrived this morning, addressed to someone called Ian Symons. Either Robert can’t […]

Read more →

Crime Traveller

Despite having seen the first half of the series, I thought it would be a good idea to buy the second half. Would the concluding four episodes challenge my overall opinion of the series? Read on, review fans! The four episodes in question are: Sins Of The Father, Death Minister, The Lottery Experiment and The Broken Crystal.

Read more →