News Roundup (04/11/12)

  • Dear Dave: Where To Watch It

While most of you will now have seen Dear Dave, 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 episode 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.

  • Dear Dave: 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 Entangled.

Ganymede & Titan

Den Of Geek


Cult box

Cult fix


Radio Times

Dork Adore

Sci-Fi Bulletin


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.

  • Dear Dave: Viewing Figures

The overnight ratings are in for Episode %5 of the new series. ‘Dear Dave’ was viewed by 1.082m people across Dave and Dave Ja Vu in its initial airing. This is up nearly 0.1m on last week. Not including Dave Ja Vu it clocks in as Dave’s fifth highest overnight rating behind 4 new episodes of Red Dwarf (‘Back to Earth’ Episode 1, ‘Trojan’, ‘Fathers and Suns’ and ‘Lemons’). 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 Dear Dave related bits. First up, there is a gallery of photos from the show itself. There are no behind the scenes pictures this week, but Dave have published a quiz on Lemons which can be found here.



  • Next Time: The Beginning

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

Hiding in an Asteroid, surrounded by a Simulant Death Ship and a fleet of Annihilators, the Dwarfers begin to wonder whether this is the beginning of the end. Only one man can save them. Unfortunately that man is Arnold J Rimmer.


  • Dimension Jump XVII Update

The Official Red Dwarf Fan Club has announced guest for next year’s Dimension Jump. Isla Ure, aka the voice of the vending machines in Dear Dave, will join the lineup that already contains Craig Charles, Chris Barrie, Danny John Jules, Robert Llewellyn, Rebecca Blackstone, Sidney Stevenson, Tony Hawks and Bill Pearson. More exciting guest names will be announced in the run up to the event. Registration for the event is £65 for current fan club members, and £80 for non-members. There are also special rates available to attendees for hotel rooms, and you can find details of how to book them, links to register and general info on the Dimension Jump website.

  • Dwarfcast: Dear Dave – Instant Reactions

Ganymede & Titan have released their latest Dwarfcast covering Dear Dave. 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 is the first and last for this series that features the full roster of G&T staff. You can find it here or you can subscribe via iTunes.


  • The Garbage Podcast: Entangled

The latest edition of The Garbage Podcast is now available to download. In this episode, we take a look at Entangled, the fourth 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  Tek to review Marooned. The episode is available to download and you can find them on the podcast’s website and is also available on iTunes.



  • A Brief History Of Time Travel

Official Site writer and ex-Ganymede & Titan member Seb Patrick has written a six-part sci-fi radio sitcom with James Hunt made, and is currently trying to raise the £3,000 it’ll cost via Kickstarter. Here’s the synopsis:

Thrown together by a combination of time, fate, and administrative error, accountant Eric Street, genius inventor Professor Miles Wanderlust and temporal enforcement agent Nina Seventeen find themselves stuck in the past with a broken time machine – and worse, stuck with each other. Cursed to jump randomly through human history, and pursued by Oscar Basingstoke, a bumbling temporal enforcer who’s never been that good with dates, the trio blunder their way through a variety of historical settings, trying not to cause too much damage and hoping that they’ll eventually make it back to the future – assuming there’s still a future left when they get there.

 You can back the project from as little as a Pound, with different levels of funding unlocking different rewards from eBooks to a guest appearance. You can find full details and back the project via the Kickstarter website here.

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