Well, this has been quite a day, hasn’t it? I was going to give you a run down of all the press/blog/etc coverage, but then when I spotted that GMail had split my daily Google Alerts e-mails into two threads – which happens when a thread reaches a hundred messages – I realised that this wasn’t the most practical idea. Ah well, most of the interesting things are being picked up in this comment thread, thanks to our loyal band of excellent link-dumpers.
Anyway, instead of a big pile of links, we offer you mp3 copies of today’s Dwarf-related radio interviews. Hooray!
Craig Charles on BBC Radio 5 Live (mp3, 3.4MB) – Anita Anand discusses the Red Dwarf: Back On Earth with Coronation Street‘s Craig Charles. Craig seems to hold the script in very high regard – he’s got to say that, obviously, but it’s still nice to hear. He describes it as “mind-bending” and says “it feels like we’ve never been away”, which is good. Also, there’s a debate about which is the correct term to use for fans – Smeggies or Dwarfers? Ah, I remember this tedious debate from the pages of BTL circa 1993. I still don’t particularly care.
Joanna Sharples on BBC Three Counties (mp3, 3.7MB) – TORDFC’s Online Co-ordinator and Publicist Jo Sharples (aka singingpotato1979 of this parish) discusses the news on local radio with an idiot called Stephen Rhodes. This guy doesn’t like Dwarf and talks a lot of shit about it, but Jo excellently puts him in his place. More local radio interviews should end with the guest insulting the presenter.
On a personal note, I’d just like to note how utterly chuffed I am with the buzz and the attention surrounding the show today. I never thought I’d see a day like this for Dwarf ever again, and this is just the beginning…