Smoke Me A kipper,Im Comming Home!!!

#1
Right Smegheads!
After blasting off 21 years ago,the last human, Dave Lister & the crew of Red Dwarf are set to finally return to Earth.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7851989.stm

Cult comedy Red Dwarf is returning to TV, 21 years after its initial launch.

The show has been resurrected by digital channel Dave for a two-part Easter weekend special, which sees the cast finally return to Earth.

Written and directed by Red Dwarf co-creator Doug Naylor, the new show reunites the line-up, including Coronation Street's Craig Charles.

The hit show, which ran for eight series on BBC Two between 1988 and 1999, won an International Emmy award.

'No holds barred'

Set three million years into the future, the show followed the exploits of Dave Lister, slovenly crew member of the mining ship Red Dwarf - and the last man in the universe.

He was joined in his weekly attempts to make it back to Earth by a cast of oddballs including human hologram Arnold Rimmer, mechanoid servant Kryten and Cat - a preening half-man, half-animal who evolved from the ship's cat.

At its peak, Red Dwarf pulled in around eight million viewers and was broadcast in more than 25 countries.

It has sold more than seven million DVDs and videos.

The new two-part series Red Dwarf: Back to Earth will be followed by a "no holds barred" episode without sets, special effects or autocue.

The weekend will climax with Red Dwarf: the Making of Back to Earth, a behind-the-scenes special from the new episodes.
 
#2
i bought the anniversary edition 10 disc set, only the shows, at xmas from the bbc for £30. quality.
 
#3
It would be pretty hard to make the special without him. He's Dave Lister after all. :p
 
#4
Mr_Deputy said:
As Craig Charles is a crackhead (allegedly) tosspot (allegedly) shouldn't he be off air?
while I dislike the fecker intensely, isn't he just an actor? Playing various roles.............

Being a crack head tosspot doesn't (neccesarily) affect his performance does it?

Or are you going down the route of ban/sack/fine/revile anybody on the idiot box who puts a foot wrong in their private lives :arrow:
 

Joker62

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#5
And Red Dwarf returns to TV tonight on Dave at 21:00hrs ^^

BTW, it's a new series!
 
#7
When I as 12 in my first year at comprehensive (that's right I went to comp. Want to make something of it?) we had to do drama lessons.

Apart from it being a doss lesson, we had to produce a play. So all the boys got together and decided to do one based on Red Dwarf.

I got to play Lister at first, but then realised it meant learning loads of lines that we had to write so I stepped down.
Our "play" when we performed it for the class quickly descended into chaos as we gave up performing the play we'd written, and ad libbed a star fight.
Which basically boiled down to throwing all the chairs at each other.

The teacher went mental as we ended up with 3 kids with nasty cuts, and bruises on all of us, as well as 2 broken chairs.

I used to love Red Dwarf.
 
#8
Smmmmmmeeeeee, Smmmmmeeeee, Smeeeeeeeeggggg
 
#10
#11
Chris Barrie used to do a passable Craig Charles impression when Red Dwarf was serialized on BBC Radio 4. Don't know why Craig didn't appear to voice Lister; maybe the money wasn't right. :?
 
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Boozy

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#13
Looking forward to this, I used to watch Red Dwarf when I was faaaaaaaaaaar too young for it.

I used to sneakily put the TV in my room on when it was due on and with the sound on as low as I could get away with. To put in context how young I was I actually met Danny John Jules at some studios we visited while I was on holiday, stood there clutching a hulk hogan teddy... he came over and said I was cool :) My parents didn't have the feintest idea who he was other than an actor but my older brother was raging, as it was his hulk hogan doll and I had stolen the moment from him!

I was too young to get a lot of the jokes but still found it funny, watched it nearly the whole way through my primary school years and half the fun of watching re-runs is in getting jokes I didn't understand at the time!
 
#15
They'll probably come back from 6 million years into the future and simultaneously burst out...... "Is ******* Coronation Street still running?

And how ******* old is Ken Barlow now?"
 
E

exmunkey

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#16
while I dislike the fecker intensely, isn't he just an actor? Playing various roles.............

Being a crack head tosspot doesn't (neccesarily) affect his performance does it?

Or are you going down the route of ban/sack/fine/revile anybody on the idiot box who puts a foot wrong in their private lives :arrow:
First off, **** was it that long ago.

Loved Red Dwarf but when the rape allegations came out I did tune out. Yes I am fickle like that, Didn't enjoy mickey Rourke films as much when he openly supported the IRA during hostilities or Mel Gibson with his outbursts or the many others

I'm waiting to be left with Tom & Jerry, unless Jerry was involved with Richard Gere
 
#17
Why am I at bastard smegging work?!

I should be at home to see it!

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#19
I could never understand what all the fuss was about the first time round.

I hold the same opinion now.

It's as funny as stabbing a pencil in your eye.
 

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