News Roundup (21/10/12)

  • Lemons: Where To Watch It

While most of you will now have seen Lemons, there will doubtless be some that missed it and even more that want to see it again. So what are your options? Well they are limited to UK residents at the moment. Firstly, the shows are repeated through the week after there initial 9PM airings. You can view repeats at on Thursday at 11:35PM, Saturdays at 10:00PM and Wednesdays at 8:20PM. All of these can of course also be viewed one hour later on Dave Ja-Vu.

Dave have also now launched their seven-day catch-up service. As soon as each new episode has finished it is then available to view online for another 7 days. You can access the service and watch the first two episodes here. For those of you that would look a copy of the show to keep however there are two options. The whole series will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray on November 19th, but in the meantime the series is being made available one episode at a time on iTunes. Individual episodes are released shortly after their TV airings at a cost of £2.49 and a series pass is also available for £12.99. You can find Series X on iTunes here.

  • Lemons: Reviews

There are a lot of reviews around and there are likely to be more when the press release their end of week TV reviews. Here is a selection of some of the reviews coming in for Fathers & Suns.

Den Of Geek






The Guardian (via The British Comedy Guide)

What Culture

Dork Adore

Sci-Fi Bulletin


Big Shiny Robot

Dan’s Media Digest

Noiseless Chatter

If you missed it, Andrew made a quick update to the site covering a smattering of the reaction to the show on Twitter. You can find his post here.

  • Lemons: Viewing Figures

The overnight ratings are in for Episode 3 of the new series. ‘Lemons’ was viewed by 1.23m people across Dave and Dave Ja Vu in its initial airing. This is up 0.1m on ‘Fathers and Suns’. It takes ‘Fathers and Suns’ place as being the third highest overnight for Dave in its history. This is obviously all rather impressive, with the show not only maintaining a good audience from episode to episode, but also seeing this mid series boost. For a full breakdown of figures and an explanation of why Dave will be very happy with these numbers, James has a detailed write up which you can read here.

  • Other Series X Media

The official website for Dave has updated with a couple of Lemons related bits. First up, there is a gallery of photos from the show itself. As with the previous episodes, a behind the scenes  gallery was also uploaded, this time featuring a look at some of the model work of the series. In addition to these galleries, there is also a quiz on Lemons which can be found here. The Welwyn Hatfield Times also ran an article with an unseen behind the scenes picture on how Nicholas Richards, a former pupil at Onslow St Audrey’s in Old Rectory Drive, featured in Lemons.

Lastly, this week’s episode of the Dave Weekly Podcast features Doug Naylor as a guest talking through the process of bringing Series X to the screen. It’s the first in a two-part interview, the second of which is being released after the airing of the final episode of Series X and is set to feature Doug going through the series episode by episode and looking at the reaction to them.

  • Next Time: Entangled

As you will doubtless have seen, Dave aired a trailer for ‘Entangled’ straight after Lemons had aired. This trailer has made it’s way onto YouTube and can be viewed below along with the episode synopsis:

Lister loses Rimmer in a game of poker to a group of Biologically Engineered Life Forms and in return gets an unwanted gift: a groinal exploder programmed to detonate in 24 hours unless Lister pays his debts. Meanwhile, Kryten and Cat become quantum entangled and do everything in perfect unison.


  • Series X Set For Australia

Great news here for Australian fans; Series X is to be aired on ABC from 9.30pm on Wednesday 7th November. No news yet on when and if it will air in any other countries at the moment, though we understand from tweets from Doug that UKTV are still in talks. If we hear any more then we’ll be sure to let you know.



  • Dwarfcast: Lemons – Instant Reactions

Ganymede & Titan have released their latest Dwarfcast covering Lemons. For each episode of Series X, they will be broadcasting a live instant reactions show which will then be available to download shortly afterwards. This latest episode features an in-depth discussion of the episode along with guest spots from Curtis Threadgold, Carrie & Kiran Parsons and Peter Martin.

You can find it here or you can subscribe via iTunes.

  • The Garbage Podcast: Fathers & Suns

The latest edition of The Garbage Podcast is now available to download. In this episode, we take a look at Fathers & Suns, the second episode of Series X. This episode see us discussing our opinions on the show and the reaction it’s received online, in the press and in terms of viewing figures.

You can download it from The Garbage Podcast site, via iTunes or you can stream it on the player below:

Don’t forget, we would love to hear your opinions on the rest of the upcoming shows as they go out  and feature them in the podcast. You can contact us by email at, as well as on Twitter and Facebook. We are also open to MP3 submissions should you be so inclined. We’ll be recording very soon, so if you’d like to be included it’s better to email sooner rather than later. We look forward to hearing from you!
  • The Red Dwarf Introcast

A new episode of The Red Dwarf Introcast. This episode sees Heath, Angela, Shane, and Paul joined by Jonathan Capps to take a look at Backwards. The episode is available to download and you can find them on the podcast’s website and is also available on iTunes.



  • Various Bits On Bobby

While we are all wrapped up in Series X, the cast continue in their other endeavours. In the case of Robert Llewelyn, there are a variety of live events at which you can see him talking about his book ‘News From Gardenia’ and electric cars. He will be appearing at two Unbound live shows talking about his book, one on Monday 22nd October at Tabernacle in London and one on Wednesday 17th October at Manchester Literature Festival. Robert will also be appearing on Saturday November 3rd on Regent Street in London for the Regent Street Motor Show, holding court on the subject of electric cars.

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