Richard Naylor has updated us on the continuing post-production of Series X. He posted this today:
#reddwarf X shows likely to run exactly 30’00 inc. credits.
This being 30 seconds more than was allowed by the BBC for Series I-VIII. This would seem to indicate they are planning on having a really tight edit if they are getting it down to the second.
He also reiterated that it would be airing in a 40 minute time slot:
30 min show in 40 minute slot.