Following the recent revelation that The Naylors’ new sitcom would be co-produced by Baby Cow, many of us were pondering whether this had any implications for the future of Grant Naylor Productions and/or Red Dwarf. It seems like it might, as even the most cursory of Google searches – for “baby cow red dwarf” – reveals some pretty interesting results.
Well, we feel slightly foolish now. We’ve been sat here waiting patiently for some Red Dwarf XI news to burst forth, and it seems all we had to do was ask the show’s producer nicely on Twitter. Yes, a chap called Chris Horner (possibly sat in a corner) has done just that to Naylor Minor, and extracted two salient pieces of information. Their exchange follows.
Well, the biscuit factory bit is pure speculation, but it would appear that Doug Naylor is cheating on us. He’s got a new sitcom in the works, for BBC One, of all things. The first indication came via Doug’s tweet on Monday 10th February:
Off for casting session with @RichardDGNaylor for new sit-com starring two guys with initials HD + NM for channel with initials BBC O.
We must admit, we kind of thought there’d be more news about Red Dwarf XI by now. When Doug appeared at Dimension Jump in May, he seemed to imply that an announcement wasn’t too far away. However, that was more than half a year ago, and all we’ve had since is a gun-jumping splutter from Bobby Llew. That is, until now. Sort of.
When a piece of news a) comes from the overexcited mouth of Danny John-Jules and b) is then reported earnestly by the reputable website Digital Spy, then you know to take everything you read with ALL THE SALT IN THE ENTIRE WORLD, but we’ve not posted anything new in a few days, so what the hell. Danny has mentioned (apparently directly to Digital Spy) that Doug is writing outlines for series XI. Or possibly entire scripts, he’s not really clear on that point.
Craig Charles. The radio. Thursday night/Friday morning (sorry for being a bit slow on the uptake!) After the jump for a transcript stolen from Somebody and an audio clip.