That’s right, you read correctly, there is to be a new series of Red Dwarf. Not a one off, not a Christmas special, a new six part series. It is written and directed by Doug Naylor. I have not read any scripts yet but even if I had I would not divulge the contents.
Who will be in it?
All I know is the fab four are all taking part, Cat, Lister, Kryten and Rimmer.
Who will play the parts?
The original actors will reprise their roles. Chris Barrie as Rimmer, Danny John Jules as Cat, Craig Charles as Lister and yours truly as old novelty condom head. There will be some special guests, no one is confirmed yet.
Will it be recorded in front of a live audience?
Yes, the series is being recorded at Shepperton Studios in Middlesex in front of a live audience. When the tickets were released they were all snapped up in less than 30 minutes. The ticket distributors website crashed, the phone lines melted so sadly there are no more tickets available. It was all a bit sudden, I didn't even have time to tweet about it.
We record two episodes before Christmas and four in the new year.
You can also check www.reddwarf.co.uk, the official Red Dwarf website for details
The series will be broadcast on Dave in the UK sometime in 2012.
And today I tried on the mask and it fitted beautifully.
‘Smug mode turned to max.’
Also, I will be releasing an audio version of the legendary behind the scenes shock horror expose book I originally published in 1993. The Man in the Rubber Mask.' Oh wait, that was a really cheap plug, but it will also be a cheap audio book. News coming soon.