Ross. Tyler. Bowman. Lovett. Cornes. Montague. Pomphrey. Barrie. Bye. McDonald. Veale. Agnew. DiStefano. Wybourn. Whippey. Partridge? Find out tonight.
So, TOS reports on interview sessions two and three out of the four planned for Red Dwarf: Remastered, which took place on the 11-12th this month. Why does it delight me that I know this information? Those of you who haven’t read the article should do so now; I’m not rewriting it. Suffice to say that I’m rather looking forward to Pete Tyler “remarkable insights into the Series I model effects”, and I’m sure Ed Bye and Mac McDonald will send me into my usual fits of hysterics. “Don’t be ashamed to talk about your problem, Andrew…”
But there are two interviewees that I’m especially excited about. First is lighting director John Pomphrey; one of the team who has always been strangely missing up until now on the DVD extras. His lighting is one of my favourite things visually in Dwarf; even in those early series, some of the corridor and lighting gantry shots are beautifully lit. You can read our interview with him here. Hey, remember when we did proper research and stuff?
Second is set designer for those first two series, Paul Montague. I’ve mentioned before that I’d love to hear from him – he seemed to have completely fallen off the radar, so I’m hugely excited to hear what he’s got to say. I’ve always felt he gets an incredibly bad rap when it comes to his set designs; whilst it would be a brave man indeed who said they preferred his stuff to Mel Bibby’s (although there is at least one of you), I don’t think his stuff is nearly as bad as a lot of people make out. I’m especially fond of his corridors. Oo-er.
In essence, then: fucking brilliant. One more recording session to go – bearing in mind that Rob Grant, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Hattie Hayridge and John Lenahan have already been done, and Doug Naylor is confirmed for the last session – who else are we likely to see? COME ON! BET BET BET BET BET BET BET!
Also – it was Dona DiStefano that Norm calls “a bossy young lady” in the A-Z, because she took away his ball? Cor. Who needs Heat magazine, eh?