DwarfCast 70 – Mac McDonald Interview

Somewhat foolishly, film star, comedy veteran and Space Corps captain Mac McDonald willingly allowed two members of the G&T team to enter his home. This is the resultant conversation, which takes in such topics as duetting with Dolly Parton, being terrified of Sean Connery, illicit sexual encounters during the filming of Series 1, cereal and fat jokes. Ian Symes is your host, and his posse consists of Danny Stephenson and Jo Sharples. An enormous thank you to Mac for his time, hospitality and pecan cake.

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Ghostwatch: Behind The Curtains Released!

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Yes, the unbelievably long-overdue documentary about this very special piece of television history has finally been released on DVD!

Headed by Rich Lawden (known as P2P Productions around these parts) and Lesley Manning, the original director of Ghostwatch, Behind The Curtains is a 90-minute exploration of the Screen One drama that sparked a furore that spread through the BBC and beyond.
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Wrinkles: A First Look

Before I get started I should point out that what you see here is severely truncated compared to my original plans (hence the rubbish title ‘A First Look’). For this article I have relied on one man to share with me his memories of this obscure radio show and that man was Rob Grant. I’ve […]

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The Rob Grant Interview

Since the split of the writing partnership of Grant Naylor, Rob Grant has most certainly been the quiter of the two. TV series of ‘The Strangerers’ and ‘Dark Ages’ were fairly low profile but his books ‘Backwards’, ‘Colony’ and ‘Incompetence’ received critical acclaim. The sad absence of Rob from the DVDs has been rectified in small amount thanks to his recent appearance on Comedy Connections and now Rob has kindly agreed to an interview with The White Hole, talking about the past present and future of his career. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the ‘crunchy half’ of Grant Naylor…

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The Mike Tucker Interview

Mike Tucker is one cog in the genius machine that is (was) the BBC VisFX department, and has worked on Red Dwarf since the first series. Apart from seeing his name on screen in form of a nice in-joke (the manufacturer of Kryten’s Psi-Scan is ‘Tucker Enterprises’) Mike has also appeared in an episode of Red Dwarf and Kryten’s love-blob, Camille; but his acting was limited to wheeling around on an office chair, wearing a blob suit.

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Howard Goodall Interview

Well, I’ve gone and done it. I’ve got an interview with a member of the Red Dwarf production team. Take him: Oxford-educated, good background, extremely talented, well-spoken, can stay awake during operas, knows his cheeses. He’s class. And you? What are you? I don’t mean to sound cruel but in comparison you’re scum.

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The Peter Tyler Interview

Peter Tyler is a veritable Visual Effects expert, having worked in film and television for nearly a quarter of a century. He worked on Red Dwarf as Peter Wragg’s Director of Photography, from the very early days up to Series VII. We managed to successfully stalk him via the internet, and send him a load of questions. Hurrah!

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