And this one is real. Not like that crazy commercial thing Fred Dryer has going. Most of you probably recognize Robert Llewellyn from Red Dwarf or Scrapheap Challenge/Junkyard Wars. If it’s the former, you’ll be glad to know that the new Red Dwarf is going into production this Saturday. And if it’s the latter, there is a treat in the offing for you as well.
Llewellyn’s new show is called Carpool and is available online at llewtube.com, on youtube, and through iTunes. The premise is pretty simple. He picks up somebody in his car, and they have a bit of a chat as they drive around. He’s planning on 12 of these little 15 minute excursions, and the first one is available now.
That first episode features Ed Bye, who you may know as one of the directors from Red Dwarf. Even if you’re not familiar with Mr. Bye though, it doesn’t really matter. It’s still a very entertaining conversation as they make their way to the party supply store.
And that treat for Scrapheap fans? According to the Llewellyn twitter feed, the next episode of Car Pool will feature Cathy Rogers. What’s better than that? I’m also looking forward to the episode with Nigel Planer from The Young Ones. To give you an idea of what’s in store for you, have a look at the trailer for the show.
LOL, at first I thought the premise was he would pick up some random person off the street. I was halfway to booking my ticket to England when I realized that wasn’t the case.
So much for my hopes of getting a ride from Kryten…
I just wanted to say thank you so much for giving my meagre efforts such a great review. It’s been a mad labour of love but I’ve really enjoyed doing it. I am now transferring my 16th CarPool, so there’s lots more to come. Passengers include Ruby Wax, Nigel Planer, Danny John Jules, Dom Joly, Jonathan Ross, David Baddiel, Jo Brand and Arthur Smith. Fans of Red Dwarf will be particularly intrigued by David Baddiel’s recounting of his very close shave with the small rouge one, a story I had never heard before. Future passengers include David Mitchell, Tony Hawks and Stephen Fry. Thanks again and please keep watching.