Back To Earth Award Nominations

Red Dwarf is up for a MediaGuardian award and a Conch!

21 August, 2009

Back To Earth Award Nominations

As reported previously, Red Dwarf: Back to Earth - having already knocked the ratings out of the Zero-G park with an episode average of over three million - has also been shortlisted for the MediaGuardian award for Best Non-Terrestrial Programme.

The show is up against Being Human (BBC Three, now showing on BBC One), The Inbetweeners (E4 and then Channel 4), The Wire (FX), and Ross Kemp Return to Afghanistan (Sky1).

In the eighth annual Channel of the Year Awards Red Dwarf's new home Dave has also been nominated as Best Non-Terrestrial Channel. The other nominees, perhaps unsurprisingly given the Programme shortlist, are BBC Three, E4, FX, and Sky1 - though over 20 entered the competition.

The winner will be selected on the night of the awards by the live festival audience. The whole thing will be hosted by comedian Michael McIntyre on Saturday, August 29th in Edinburgh.

Coincidentally, McIntyre is a) the man who hosted the Dave launch of Red Dwarf with Robert Llewellyn live on stage, and b) the name of the first hologram to appear in the series. Just sayin'.

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Meanwhile the stunning sound work for Back to Earth has been nominated for The Conch Award for Audio on TV Entertainment. Pitted against the MTV European Music Awards and Top Gear the odds are certainly in favour of post-production house Evolutions who worked on both Red Dwarf and Top Gear. (Doctor Who, incidentally, has placed in the Drama category. Which is interesting.)

The Conch Awards 2009 take place on September 22nd. We'll be crossing our various appendages. To learn more, check out the shortlist.

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