Begin Again

Red Dwarf XI goes before the cameras!

13 November, 2015

If you're paraskevidekatriaphobic, then Friday the 13th is a date you'll want to avoid, as superstition dictates that it's an unlucky day. But if you're nihilirutilipumilophobic - which we've decided means you're afraid of a lack of Red Dwarf - then today, Friday 13th November 2015, is as good a date as you can get. Because it's the day on which Series XI is filmed in front of a live audience for the first time.

Begin Again

Now, it's not strictly speaking the first day of filming on the new series: in fact, work began in earnest on shooting pre-recorded scenes for the episodes a little over a week ago. Of course, nobody could resist immediately taking to Twitter to tease that news and even share a few photos - here's a taster of some of the cast's tidbits, in case you've missed them:

And over the last few days, some even more enticing bits of information about the new series have snuck out, courtesy of some carefully-worded tweets from Doug Naylor:

Yes, you read that correctly: previously rumoured, but now confirmed, Starbug is back. Of course, the exterior of the ship did make an appearance in Series X; but this time around, we've got sets, baby. And mention of a new science room aboard Red Dwarf is further evidence of just how much things are expanding for this new series.

But what will they look like? Well, a couple of hundred lucky fans will be the first to find out later tonight, when the first live audience filming takes place. If you've managed to get a ticket to the recording, then please remember that in the interests of not spoiling things for everyone else who has to wait until broadcast, you're asked not to share photographs or information about the episodes on social media afterwards. The fans who saw Series X filmed stuck to this honour system fantastically - let's see if we can keep it going for the next twelve episodes, too!

Shooting on Red Dwarf XI takes place at Pinewood Studios between now and Friday 18th December - and then production will resume for Red Dwarf XII in the new year. The episodes are a co-production between Grant Naylor Productions and Baby Cow Productions, will be written and directed by Doug Naylor, and are set to air on Dave in 2016 and 2017.


All Red Dwarf XI/XII news:

On The Trail

On The Trail

Teaser For Twelve

Teaser For Twelve

All Right, Dudes?

All Right, Dudes?

Be Our Guests

Be Our Guests

Four Droids On A Shirt

Four Droids On A Shirt

Red Dwarf XII

Red Dwarf XII

The Name Game

The Name Game

Four From Twelve

Four From Twelve

Mech-tacular

Mech-tacular

First Look

First Look

XII In Edinburgh

XII In Edinburgh

Eleven Down Under

Eleven Down Under

Ratings Smash

Ratings Smash

RDXI At Home

RDXI At Home

Eleven's Extras

Eleven's Extras

Merch Update

Merch Update

Let's Play

Let's Play

Cover Story

Cover Story

Reviews Roundup

Reviews Roundup

Points Of View

Points Of View

Topping The Charts

Topping The Charts

Shedding Some Light

Shedding Some Light

Season Pass

Season Pass

Dwarf On Disc

Dwarf On Disc

Samsara Rated

Samsara Rated

Play The Game

Play The Game

Twentica

Twentica

A New Beginning

A New Beginning

S-F-X You Know I Want It

S-F-X You Know I Want It

New Merchandise Launch

New Merchandise Launch

XI On Play

XI On Play

On The Big Screen

On The Big Screen

On The Repeat Trail

On The Repeat Trail

Six From Eleven

Six From Eleven

All The Way To Eleven

All The Way To Eleven

Running Order

Running Order

In The Picture

In The Picture

Ready For Take-Off

Ready For Take-Off

Red Dwarf XI - Coming Soon

Red Dwarf XI - Coming Soon

Starbuggered

Starbuggered

Tweet Treats

Tweet Treats

Begin Again... Again

Begin Again... Again

Standby For Action

Standby For Action

Begin Again

Begin Again

Sneak Peeks

Sneak Peeks

Going Up To Eleven

Going Up To Eleven

Just The Ticket

Just The Ticket

Be In Red Dwarf

Be In Red Dwarf

All That Series XI Chatter

All That Series XI Chatter

All That Reaction

All That Reaction

Red Dwarf Returns... Twice!

Red Dwarf Returns... Twice!

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