Red Dwarf Star Twitters Once Too Often

| 19 Feb 2009 10:00

Twitter may help you speak to a wider audience, but sometimes it can also land you in hot water. Just ask Robert Llewllyn.

As previously reported, TV channel Dave was preparing to show the new series of Red Dwarf on Friday 10 April by broadcasting the first installment of Red Dwarf: Back to Earth, followed by the second installment. Also scheduled to air was Red Dwarf: Unplugged which "will deliver the cast of Red Dwarf as they've never been seen before - no sets, no effects... and no cue cards". The weekend would conclude with Red Dwarf: The Making of Back to Earth.

But then Kryten let the Cat out of the bag on his Twitter:

bobbyllew (Robert Llewellyn: Kryten):

@cookie95: Unplugged ep has been cancelled. Sorry. For more info go to

And then, next day:

bobbyllew (Robert Llewellyn: Kryten):

Found out today that I wasn't meant to say anything about the unplugged episode being cancelled. Got a big mouth get me in trouble.

So is Unplugged unplugged? No-one knows for sure, but Dave(the channel) still says it's on and the linked blog says "We are shooting 4 new episodes of Red Dwarf this February and March.", although these are thought to be three episodes of Back to Earth plus the Making of.

While this may be a smeg-up by "Captain Bog-bot", there is news of a new 'star' in the form of actress Sophie Winkleman.
(Who is also 32nd in line to the Throne. Seriously.) Could this be a new, new Kochanski?

Source: The Register

Edit: I've just been slapped for not knowing my royalty. Her husband is 32nd in line, she doesn't have a distinct claim.

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