News Roundup (03/03/13)

  • The Garbage Podcast: Series I Commentaries – Balance Of Power

Image2In this edition of our continuing celebration of Red Dwarf’s silver anniversary, The Garbage Podcast mark the 25th anniversary of the initial airing of the show’s third episode with our commentary for Balance of Power. After dipping their toes deeper into the sci-fi with Future Echoes, this episode sees Rob and Doug bring the programme back to looking at the dynamic between the characters, specially in this episode Rimmer’s need to see himself as Lister’s superior.

Was this a better approach than the sci-fi heavy route? How does Rimmer’s death effect the dynamic between him and Lister? And just how questionable is it to have a good old gawp at a dead woman’s holographic breasts? Alex, James and Andrew take a look at these issues and more as they badly joke their way through to the end of the first half of Series I.

You can download it from The Garbage Podcast site or via iTunes and if you enjoy it then please do leave us a rating/review to let other people know; we’d greatly appreciate it. You can also stream the podcast on the player below:

  • The Red Dwarf Introcast – Quarentine And Demons & Angels

rdpodcastlogosizedSince our last news roundup, The Red Dwarf Introcast have uploaded two new episodes shows looking at episodes from Series V. The first sees Heath Angela and Shane are joined by Darren Forrester to review Quarantine. The second episode sees Darren return to sit in for Shane for the review of Demons & Angels, with Russ Greeno joining to share his thoughts on the show and his memories from having been on the set for the episode.

The episodes are available to download and you can find them on the podcast’s website and is also available on iTunes.

  • Danny John Jules On Pointless

Pointless_CelebritiesSaturday saw the airing of a special edition of Pointless Celebrities, in which Danny appeared with his Death in Paradise co-star Ben Miller. The other teams on the show were made up of Andi Osho and David Schneider, Paul Whitehouse and Charlie Higson and Ed Byrne with Shappi Khorsandi.

The episode is currently available to watch on the BBC iPlayer and can be viewed until 6:59PM on 9th March. Danny also recorded a ‘Sitcom Duos’ special of the show with Craig, which as of yet does not have a set air date, but will appear sometime in March.

  • Norman Lovett’s Outside Of The Box 


Norman Lovett’s latest standup DVD, Outside the Box, has now been made available as  a download. The show (which is exclusive to Go Faster Stripe) can now be downloaded for the highly reasonable price of £5, while the physical DVD, which also features a Q&A with Norman and fellow comedian Arthur Brown, is still available for £12.

If you haven’t previously read it, you can find our review of the DVD here and you can find options to download the show or purchase the DVD here at Go Faster Stripe.

  • Hattie Hayridge Live In London

HattieFor those of you in or near central London, Hattie will be performing in Piccadilly next week. Here’s the blurb from the organisers:

Following January’s triumph, we bring you your March headliner: HATTIE HAYRIDGE.

Best known as the female version of computer Holly in Red Dwarf, Hattie has gigged all over the world and even won Celebrity Mastermind.

“Hattie reminds me of those James Bond sexy villains. Right when it looks like she’s about to kiss you, Hattie drops a tarantula down your pants.”

Time OutAlso performing for your pleasure you will see:Musical merriment from SARAH MILLS

System-smashing mirth from CHRIS COLTRANE Punster and widely retweeted tweeter SOPHIE JOHNSON

Star of Harry Hill’s TV Burp and digital cassette expert OLI BETTESWORTH

Collector of Classic Musicals DVDs and Edinburgh Fringe 2013 bottler PAUL LANGTON

And fresh from lasting 3m30s at the Comedy Store King Gong after losing the audience while talking about Two Girls One Cup, your MC for this fine evening will be ALEX LOVE.

The show takes place at The Queen’s Head in Piccadilly Circus at 8PM and entry is £3. You can find more details on the event’s Facebook page here.