I’m Robert Llewellyn. I have been in every episode of Red Dwarf except the first two series. The rubber mask takes about 1 hour to glue on and about 1 hour to remove. It can only be used once and the removal process destroys the mask. I don’t have any old ones. Craig Charles is a very nice man and I do see and talk to him regularly.
There are many small plot inconsistencies throughout all 61 episodes of Red Dwarf, yes, I do know Lister has had two appendectomies.
The costume is very complicated and hot to wear, I don’t eat when I have the mask on because it makes a mess of the make up. I drink milkshakes through a straw. Chris Barrie is a very nice man and I do see and talk to him regularly.
Series 7 and Back to Earth were the only series we made that weren’t recorded in front of an audience, we have never used ‘canned laughter’ on Red Dwarf. Danny John Jules is a very nice man and I do see and talk to him regularly.
I don’t know why Rob Grant left the series, he and Doug are still good friends. At then moment there are no plans for a movie. The new series, called red Dwarf X goes out on Dave in the UK in the Autumn of 2012. There are six new episodes all of which were recorded in front of a live audience.
They feature myself, Chris, Craig and Danny and I can’t say any more than that. Doug Naylor is a very nice man and I do see and talk to him regularly.
There are no plans as yet for another series after this. I do love working with the cast and crew and feel very privileged to have been involved with the series since 1989.
I am occasionally a very nice man.