No luck here either and Lost in TV have confirmed they’ve all gone. However, there is the standby list:
“it’s the day before filming we release them. Although bear in mind they are only standby tickets, so entry is reliant upon ticket-holders not turning up. But most on standby do get in, so it can be worthwhile if you live locally or don’t mind taking a risk.”
It still bothers me that there are people who will get tickets to these recordings despite having no idea (or only vague memories) about what Red Dwarf even is because they apply for literally any old shite going on Lost in TV just so they can blag a free night out, whilst I’ve been a fan since the original BBC run when I was just a wee bairn and I’ve never had so much as a sniff.
I get that it’s the fairest/easiest system, but it’s still a bit disheartening.
There were some genuinely bad audiences for XI/XII, so I think they may have tipped the scales slightly too far the other way. Obviously you don’t want too sycophantic an audience noise either, but if you get audiences where half of them don’t seem to want to be there to the point of causing trouble, you may need to allocate a certain amount through the Fan Club again.