With Red Dwarf fans everywhere waiting in anticipation for the new series to air on Dave on Thursday 4th October, the co-creator behind the hilarious cult 80′s sci-fi show, Doug Naylor has revealed that the BBC was not interested in reviving the show, and turned down the chance to show it on one of their channels!
Red Dwarf, which was originally shown on the BBC from 1988-1999, has now been picked up by comedy channel, Dave, who will run the new series, which stars Coronation Street star, Craig Charles, as the main character, Dave Lister.
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Rejoice Red Dwarf fans for the time is nigh for that all important and eagerly awaited new series, which is entitled, Red Dwarf X, to be broadcast…
And today, we have not only a clip of its official trailer, but also a behind the scenes video as the stars of the cult comedy get their make-up on and carry out sound tests.
You can see both clips after the jump, but first, of the behind the scenes video, the show’s official website stated, “It’s really happening people!
“Red Dwarf X is in production for 2012 on Dave and to prove it here’s an exclusive video of a couple of the boys in make-up…” Read more & comment »
*Updated – apologies for my error. Red Dwarf is not back with the new series until later this year.
The last time any new episodes of Red Dwarf aired, it was 1999, and those of us who were devotees of ‘70s sci-fi show Space 1999, were left feeling deflated that year when it turned out we wouldn’t all be wearing shiny but stretchy space suits and sporting Farrah Fawcett hairstyles.
However, Red Dwarf is back baby yeah, with all the original cast, comprised of Corrie star Craig Charles as curry-loving Dave Lister, comedian Chris Barrie as Rimmer and Danny John-Jules, who plays Cat.
The series began in 1988 on BBC2, and was the brainchild of Rob Grant and Doug Naylor, however, as mentioned, it ended in 1999 but was followed in 2008 by a three-episode production which was commissioned by digital channel Dave… Read more & comment »