News Roundup (16/12/12)

  • The Man In The Rubber Mask

Man In The Rubber MaskFor those of you that have subscribed to the ‘Man in The Rubber Mask’ updates, the last chapter is now available to download. It covers the time spent making the second half of Series X and goes right up to the Series going out on air. If you haven’t already, you can download the audio book by making a one off subscription here for £4.99. The full book will also be released in a Kindle/E-book edition as well as a traditional printed version in the new year. Robert has also released a preview of the book’s cover which can be viewed below:


  • Dwarfcasts: Series X Retrospective – Byte Two

dwarfcasts_logo_2011Ganymede & Titan have released the second part of their Series X retrospective in their latest Dwarfcast. Cappsy, John, Tanya, Danny and Ian talk through their thoughts on Entangled, Dear Dave and The Beginning about a week and a half after the series finished, allowing time for some revision and reflection of opinions since the live instant reactions podcasts and with the benefit of repeated viewings, insights from the DVD documentary, and several weeks’ worth of arguments on G&T.

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

  • Scuttercast: Fathers & Suns

ScutterCastThe Scuttercast have uploaded the second of their shows covering Series X, beginning with their review of Fathers & Suns. While the Dwarfcasts provided instant reactions and we are The Garbage Podcast looked back at the episodes after a few days to gauge the reactions and online opinions, the Scuttercast is able to take the information from the recently released DVD into account, providing a different look at the episodes to either of the other podcasts. The episode is available to download and you can find it on the podcast’s website and is also available on iTunes.

  • The Red Dwarf Introcast: Justice

rdpodcastlogosizedA new episode of The Red Dwarf Introcast. This episode sees Heath, Angela and Shane are joined by Nutty Nuchtchas and Tek to review Justice. The episode is available to download and you can find it on the podcast’s website and is also available on iTunes.



  • Howard Goodall’s ‘The Story Of Music’ & ‘I Am Christmas Day’

HowardGoodallHoward Goodall is always a busy man and the Christmas season is no exception with him having composed a new Christmas carol entitles ‘I Am Christmas Day’. The piece for unison voices was commissioned by Mercy Ships UK to honour those we serve, and those who serve the poorest of the poor and the sheet music is available to buy for £15 from Choral Store.

Howard has a new BBC Two series called  Howard Goodall’s The Story Of Music airing in January. The series is made up of six hour-long programmes that document the history of music in “an attempt to make the basic building blocks of music clear.”

The series will be accompanied by a Radio 3 series and 50 collectible downloads with Howard and Suzy Klein detailing how the specially selected pieces have contributed to music in general. Anyone that has seen Howard’s previous television programmes such as his excellent documentary detailing the effect of the Beatles on music and production techniques will doubtless be aware that this series is likely to be hugely interesting and I would highly encourage anyone else to watch too. We’ll bring you the details of the air dates when we have them but in the meantime you can read a piece about the series on The Guardian website and you can see Howard talking about it here on BBC Blogs.