News Roundup (20/05/12)

  • Series X

This week’s big Series X news has mainly come from Howard Goodall. As we mentioned in the week, Howard released two pictures from his recording of the new music cues, one showing an ungraded and uncomped shot of the new Dwarf model in action and one of the cast in the drive room. That shot is of particular interest in that it gives us our first glimpse of a guest star.

Howard also released a preview of the music he has been recording. The sample, titled ‘Going for the Phone’, is can be listened to at the link below. The title itself is something of a spoiler, and as such we won’t let you know at this point which episode it is from. Anyone that was at the episode it was from should be in no doubt as to the exact scene that it is from of course, and I for one can see it fitting in quite nicely.


That’s likely your lot from Howard however, given that he tweeted to say he is now all done.

Phew! Red Dwarf X music cues all done and delivered after marathon week. I feel I should celebrate with a smoked kipper.

Aside from Howard’s bits, there have been a few bits and pieces from Richard Naylor that might be of interest to you. Here’s a roundup:

On the way to Red Dwarf dub in Fulham.

Just watched some new Smeg Ups!

Spent the day mixing sound for shows 1&3. Also was lucky enough to hear some of Howard Goodall’s fantastic RDX music. It’s great.

Listening to Red Dwarf X cues for ‘Lemons’. Very good.

Listening and putting music in the episodes yesterday, today and next week.

Shows pretty much all titled now. Need to absolutely clarify but presuming all ok’d by network. All 6 are done.

  • Evolution of… Rimmer’s Costumes

Seb’s series of articles on The Official Site covering the evolution of the costumes continues this week. This latest part goes into great depth to take a look at Rimmer and how his costume has developed over the years. It’s a lovely little in-depth read with some pictures that may be unfamiliar to some of you, and we look forward to more of them in the run up to the promotion for Series X starting. You can read the article here, and you can read the previous article on the developmet of Lister’s costume here. There is also a piece on the development of the sets which can be found here.

  • The Man In The Rubber Mask Update

For those of you that have subscribed to the ‘Man in The Rubber Mask’ updates, the latest chapter which covers Series VIII is now available to download. If you haven’t already, you can download the audio book and subscribe to all further updates by making a one off subscription here for £4.99 for what will eventually amount to over 10 hours of audio. The full book will also be released in a Kindle/E-book edition once Series X has aired.


  • Chris, Danny & Robert At Wales Comic Con

Chris, Danny and Robert have all been confirmed for this year’s Wales Comic Con in Wrexham. All three will be available for signings and photographs and will also be taking part in a Q&A session during the day. Needless to say, with the launch of Series X so close to the event that could prove to be interesting and as such the event may well be worth a look. Other guests include the likes of Billy West (Futurama), Warwick Davies (Star Wars, Harry Potter), Gareth David Lloyd (Torchwood) , Thomas Ian Nicholas (American Pie) and more. The event takes place on Sunday September 23rd at Glyndwr University, Wrexham. You can find more information about the event and book your tickets at the event’s site here.

  • Craig At Live From Jodrell Bank

Craig Charles has been confirmed to appear at Live from Jodrell Bank, where he will be bringing his Funk and Soul DJ set to the event as well as taking part in a Q&A session on Red Dwarf ahead of the new series. This session will take place in the Science Arena with a Jodrell Bank scientist on hand to relate the fiction of sci-fi series Red Dwarf to the facts of space exploration. This is a two day event, with Craig appearing on the 24th June when Paul Weller will headline the event with special guests Graham Coxon, Baxter Dury & Little Barrie. Here’s the blurb:

Live from Jodrell Bank are a series of shows taking place on weekends throughout the year on an outdoor stage right in the shadow of the towering Lovell telescope. This diverse array of shows or transmissions will span all genres of music with some of the best international and nationally renowned artists. As well as providing an amazing backdrop the telescope will also be serving a secondary purpose as the world’s most incredible projection screen!

Throughout the day there will be experiments and workshops along with free access to the new visitor centre – but come evening it’s all about the music and one mind-blowing and totally unique show!

You can find more details and order your tickets on the Live From Jodrell Bank site here, and you can watch a video preview for the event below.

  • Robert At Electric Bike Championships In Bristol

Robert Will be compering the world’s first electric bike championships being held as part of Bristol’s Big Green Week in June. Here’s the blurb:

BRITAIN’S steepest shopping street will be the setting for the world’s first electric bike championships being held as part of Bristol’s Big Green Week in June.

More than ten leading e-bike manufacturers are entering machines for the series of races up Park Street.

Compering the championships on June 10 will be e-vehicle enthusiast Robert Llewellyn, star of TV space comedy Red Dwarf and presenter of Scrapheap Challenge.

E-bike riders will race up Park Street for a trophy donated by Good Energy, a renewable energy supplier. The event also includes static displays of e-bikes, a have-a-go area for people to try out a machine and a parade of e-bikes.

The championships are being organised by Alistair McHardy who runs Atmosphere Electric Bikes on St George’s Road in Bristol.

He said: “Electric bikes used to be seen as only suited to those unable to ride a conventional bike, but more and more people are seeing the benefits of using them to get about, especially in a city like Bristol with lots of hills to climb.

“By staging the first world championships we hope to show that e-bikes are not only great for getting up hills but also a lot of fun to ride. They are simply the best way to get around.”

E-bikes are powered by low-voltage motors that use advanced batteries charged from the mains.

Details about the up-coming championships are on the website and information on the Big Green Week is at

  • Hattie At Crying with Laughter

Hattie has been confirmed for this years ‘Crying with Laughter’, a night in aid of the Helen Bamber Foundation that aims to raise funds and awareness for the charity in order to enable it to assist victims of human trafficking & torture. The show features performances from some of the UK’s finest female comedias, including Jo Brand, Jenny Eclair, Shazia Mirza, Mrs Barbara Nice (Janice Connolly), Maureen Younger, Hattie Hayridge, Adams & Rea and Angie McEvoy. For tickets to the show, you can contact the theatre box office on 0844 4930 650 or visit the theatre’s website at

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