Sneering At Craig Charles and Peter Grant News Posted by John Hoare on 11th June 2005, 20:55 So, Monday 20th June, according to TOS. Will we be analysing every single episode? Will we buggery. But I thought you might be interested in this article from icLiverpool: I’m really a Street star! And a twat. But never mind, let’s start the sneering proper: “curry-loving human Lister” – entire basis of character being curry, check. “presents Robot Wars” – stupid factual error right at the start of the article, check. “I don’t think I will be too phased by it all” – stupid misspelling near the end of the article, check. A pity it’s such a badly-written article actually, as there’s some interesting stuff in there. (And amusingly, there’s an article about Todd Rundgren linked to at the bottom of each page.) Although whenever I read things like “joined the Street for an initial six-month run”, I start getting worried. Movie, anyone? Speaking of which, we get a small mention: “He still hasn’t given up hope on a proposed Red Dwarf movie – or being the first black Dr Who – and Lister’s catchphrase of ‘smeg’ still follows him around. ‘I know all the other actors are up for the movie. I think it would be great to see them all light years on as much older characters.'” I never thought I’d stoop to this level but: a light year is a unit of distance, not time. But ignoring that: “light years on” – it’s a reboot, innit? And much as I genuinely love Craig’s portrayal as Lister, and think he isn’t given enough credit for how good he is at it… Dr Who? BUGGER. OFF. Thank fuck for David Tennant. Still, the heat is taken off Craig by the article spouting yet more balls about Robot Wars. IT’S BEEN FUCKING CANCELLED, YOU IDIOT JOURNALIST. Amusingly, we also get “Meanwhile, The Games on Channel 4 has been a massive hit at a time when most critics have written-off such celebrity packages.” The assumption that what most critics think has ever had any bearing on audience figures, there. As for: “You know, maybe I might have to get used to people really stopping me in the street now and instead of saying ‘Alright Smeggy’ shouting ‘Alright Lloydy'” – well, I honestly don’t know what to say to that. Craig Charles is 40.