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  • #263760

    From the Review of the Year post, haven’t seen this mentioned elsewhere yet.

    “Craig Charles confirms plans for more Red Dwarf specials: ‘There’s life in the old dog yet’”

    Craig Charles confirms plans for more Red Dwarf specials: ‘There’s life in the old dog yet’

    The usual non-story of “we’re keen to carry on doing more”, Craig hinting that they were hoping to have filmed the next one this year. However, the real highlight is in the second paragraph:

    “The classic sitcom aired a one-off Easter special in April and saw Craig reprising his role as David Lister, Arnold Rimmer return as Barrie, Danny John-Jules as the Cat and Robert Llewellyn as Kryter.”

    #263761
    Dave
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    Silly mistakes aside, “we were supposed to do the other one by now” is interesting phrasing isn’t it? Could it be that there were originally plans made for two specials?

    #263762
    cwickham
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    The confusion arose because Barrie Kryter is a long serving panellist on Radio 4’s I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue

    #263764

    That’s a good point, especially as Barrie Kryter is actually a fictional persona played by Red Dwarf’s very own Arnold Rimmer.

    #263766

    Silly mistakes aside, “we were supposed to do the other one by now” is interesting phrasing isn’t it? Could it be that there were originally plans made for two specials?

    I assume it’s just that they had hoped they’d have done a second off the the back of the first. If they were supposed to be two, as in commissioned at the same time, they’d have announced it surely?

    #263769

    Yes, I assumed they would have been waiting for the green light to do another special, maybe in the same slot.
    It’s also worth mentioning that the cast are always over-confident when it comes to these things.

    #263774
    Moonlight
    Participant

    I distinctly remember either Doug or Richard saying they were initially given the offer to do two specials and specifically chose to start with one to “test the format.”

    #263775
    evilmorwen
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    kryter is my favourit.

    #263795
    steven87gill
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    I was hoping for a series 13, but I guess now they’ve gotten 3 series of Dave era Red Dwarf under their belt, it makes sense that they’d probably want to move on to periodic standalone specials.

    #263796
    Ian Symes
    Keymaster

    Ah, sorry International Debris, I hadn’t seen this thread when I tweeted about this mistake earlier, I would have credited you if I had!

    #263798

    I expect a spoken apology on the next Dwarfcast.

    #263799

    Should have asked him to polish your sword.

    #263818
    ARossiEsquire
    Participant

    Who’s Kryter? I only know Leyton

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