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    Rad
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    Thursday 28 October
    11:30am – 12:00pm
    BBC Radio Scotland

    Lynn Ferguson chats to comedy writer Rob Grant, who reveals the strain of working on Spitting Image, and how he was one of the men behind Red Dwarf.

    #110868
    pfm
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    Cool, sure to be worth a listen.

    #110869
    Ben Paddon
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    “Lynn Ferguson chats to comedy writer Rob Grant, who reveals… how he was one of the men behind Red Dwarf.”

    Blimey, I never knew.

    #110870

    No mention of The Strangerers??

    #110871
    redhead85
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    Or his stand-up? Or his books?

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    Jonathan Capps
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    > Or his stand-up?

    I might be being unfair, but it’s possible that’s silently fallen by the wayside.

    #110874
    Danodin
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    *cue fat joke*

    #110912
    Rad
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    Listen to it. It was a nice interview with not too much new. Couple of interesting things about writing with Doug such as their going to the same university simply being a ‘miracle of clearing’ rather than something they intended. Also, he talked about the amount of extra work they had to as producers of RD which is interesting because it makes it seem that they were not as present during the production process Series 1-2 as we might think. Rob also responds a lot better than usual to the ‘Why did you split up?’ question.

    Didn’t go into their exact role in ‘Spitting Image’ which is a bit disappointing after the interesting conversation in the Bodysnatcher Easter Egg. Also it would have been confusing to casual listeners because seconds before they find out Rob wrote for Spitting Image he says he dislikes satire and regards most of it as ‘mickey-taking’.

    And he seems to suggest he has gone into stand-up because he has found writing novels to be a ‘lonely’ experience.

    Anyway, generally worth a listen.

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    Ben Paddon
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    > Also, he talked about the amount of extra work they had to as producers of RD which is interesting because it makes it seem that they were not as present during the production process Series 1-2 as we might think.

    Er…

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    Nick R
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    Here’s the interview’s page on the BBC website:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00vhkv2

    It’s a good interview. Next one in the series will be Neil Innes, which should also be worth a listen!

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