High & Low: Holly Scenes

Behold! Former G&T regular feature High & Low, in which we compile both the top ten and the bottom five of a particular Red Dwarf topic, is back, just three years and ten months after the last one. That’s about average for a second-class fansite. We’re no longer attempting to make it a monthly occurrence, but we fancied bringing back the format as an option to use from time to time. And as we not only promised back in 2015 that the next edition would be Holly Scenes, but even went to the trouble of getting Hattie Hayridge herself to pick one of the entries, we’d better finally crack on with it…

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Red Dwarf’s worst kept secret emerges further from the bag

It was always going to be difficult to keep secrets quiet when there’s a year-and-a-half gap between an audience recording and an episode being broadcast. The fans who attended those Series XII recordings have done their part admirably, with very little – if any – information leaked on forums or social media. The same can’t be said for those involved in the show, however, as we’ve previously detailed. And today, something that’s been mentioned a handful of times prior to now if you know where to look on Twitter and Facebook has finally reached a mainstream comedy website, and we feel that there’s very little point in us continuing to ignore it.

Yes, Chortle are reporting – and this is your last chance to stop readingĀ if you don’t want to see something that you probably already know – that…

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“My name is Dr. Lovett… and this is my Asylum”

Oooh. I’ve heard about Asylum before – mentioned on the Spaced DVD, it’s the first time Pegg/Wright/Stevenson all worked together, and one of the characters was part of the inspiration for Brian – but I didn’t know that the brilliant David Devant and his Spirit Wife were the resident “house band”, nor that the proprietor of the titular asylum was none other than… Norman Lovett. Anyway, in the absence of any sort of DVD release, some kind soul has stuck the whole thing online. Haven’t actually had a chance to see if it’s any good yet, but it certainly seems worth a gander…

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