I really don’t feel I should be bringing this to your attention, but here goes. Earlier today, the UKTV press office tweeted a picture of the latest issue of SciFiNow, which features an interview with the four main cast. I couldn’t find the magazine in any of the shops I passed on my way home, but just from opening up the picture in that tweet, I can see that the very first paragraph contains some pretty massive spoilers for the first episode.
Honestly, I was at the recording, and the two moments that Craig gives away were undoubtedly the biggest comedy moments of the episode. If an audience member had posted this online, they’d be lynched, but we’re reproducing it here because it’s been printed in a fucking nationally-distributed magazine, and UKTV’s act of tweeting about it implies that they’re happy to draw attention to it. I sincerely advise that you do not read this article any further. It would be much better to wait eight days and watch these jokes unfold before you, but if you’re morbidly impatient, were at the recording or the premiere, or are just a fucking idiot, read on.
This is the first paragraph of the SciFiNow article, in full:
One of the first things Craig Charles tells us about Red Dwarf XII when we sit down to chat with him, Chris Barrie, Danny John-Jules and Robert Llewellyn at Pinewood Studios is: “I get to play a duet on lead guitar and rhythm guitar with Adolf Hitler and I teach him how to do a selfie.” He’s referring to the first episode of the new series, which was filmed back-to-back with Series XI in 2015 for UKTV (Dave). It sees the crew come across a scientific research centre that appears to have found a cure for evil. Inside are figures from history, recreated in the present, and all seemingly cured.
So bravo to Craig Charles for instantly blabbing two huge shock reveals to a journalist. You can’t blame SciFiNow for publishing such a scoop, but it’s just a shame that this came out now, and not after Cured appears on UKTV Play next week.
Now that you’ve read it, please feel free to discuss this news in the comments on this post – but only on this post, please. Those that have chosen not to open this article should have the right to browse the rest of the site spoiler-free, so I’d be ever so grateful if we kept this dirty secret to ourselves.