Another excellent purchase at Dimension Jump was Hattie Hayridge's 1997 autobiography, for which I'd been searching the bookshops of Great Britain for ages. The book tells the complete story of Hattie's life, from birth as a suspected case of appendicitis to touring the world as a top stand up. Hattie chooses to portray significant periods of her life with a couple of good anecdotes each. She has funny stories to tell about her childhood, her adolescence, each of her jobs and each step towards fame.

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Having already blown a small fortune at Dimension Jump, I decided that another £16 wasn't going to make much difference, and so I bought the Crime Traveller DVD. This was a decent price for a two-disc set, with four 50-minute episodes. (The other four episodes will be released soon, and a box set will be released in October). For the record the episode titles are: Jeff Slade and the Loop of Infinity, Death In The Family, Fashion Shoot and Revenge of the Chronology Protection Hypothesis.

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As with Series I, Series II was eagerly anticipated and pre-ordered from Play as soon as it was listed. I'm not sure if this puts you on the top of the pile for despatch for what, but for the second time I received my DVD on the Saturday, a whole two days before the release date. Marvelous.

This suited me down to the ground as I was attending the official launch on the Monday so I was able to get some good watching in before hand.

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For the second time in just over four months, I set my alarm from half seven to make the journey to my local Woolworths; a journey that is as much spiritual as it is physical. My palms were sweaty, knees weak, arms were heavy. There was vomit on my sweater already - mum's spaghetti. I was nervous, but on the surface I looked calm and ready to, um, buy a DVD. Something which I did with some gusto.

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Just to even the balance, I thought I'd provide a positive review of a vaguely Red Dwarf-related product. The Very Best of Have I Got News For You features Red Dwarf alumni such as Tony Slattery, Arthur Smith, Craig Ferguson, Tony Hawks, and of course Hattie Hayridge and Craig Charles.

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