Paul Montague RIP

As first announced by Danny John-Jules on Twitter, Paul Montague, Red Dwarf production designer for Series 1 and 2 of Red Dwarf, has died.

I am possibly the worst person in the world to report such news, as I tend towards either being extremely rude or inciting flame wars, so I shall leave it to Andrew Ellard to pay tribute – and make you furrow your brow at things being lost to the mists of time.

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Erm… what?

Interesting Television Centre fact no. 1: Studio 1 is the biggest and most expensive studio in television centre. For the early series of Red Dwarf, there was no budget for any set after the production team hired it for filming so they had the hapless space team running around the exposed lighting rigs and gangways, which worked brilliantly (and cheaply) for convincing us they were on board a massive spaceship.

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Whoa! Crease!

Erm, hello. I’m John Hoare. You might remember I used to write for a Red Dwarf website at some point. Remember? I used to swear a lot and use the word “fantastic” five times a sentence.

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