Mr Flibble Talks To... Boss of Blowing up
Peter Wragg was already a veteran of the effects industry when he was asked to design a little vessel named Red Dwarf. From live TV to big-budget drama, Peter has done it all - ending his time at the BBC as head of the Visual Effects department. Mr Flibble met with Peter to find out why he's going back to the plastic kit bits and glue guns...
16 February, 2001
Peter Wragg
Mr Flibble's right hand provided by
Andrew Ellard

Peter Wragg's time at the BBC - following a successful period at Century 21, the makers of Thunderbirds - has seen him working on every conceivable type of show. From the slapstick of Filthy Rich and Catflap to the gentle comedy of The Ghostbusters of East Finchley to the serious drama of Threads.

Peter's creation of the original Red Dwarf spaceship led to a long and prosperous relationship with the show's creators. As he rose to the position of Visual Effects' head of department, Red Dwarf's model work became more and more demanding - ultimately requiring a large staff to produce the effects for later series, including Mike Tucker.

Peter has recently retired from the BBC, but is still very much involved with the business - and very much looking forward to blowing up something new.