The more we do this podcast, the more I realise how Daniela and I have extremely different tastes. I like good stuff, and she likes rubbish stuff. I like the good Red Dwarf episodes, and she celebrates all that is awful. What is most alarming is that a lot of you agree with her opinions over mine. What is going out there on planet earth guys? This episode we discuss an episode of Red Dwarf that most sane people love, BUT some of you seem to dislike since it first aired. Im basing this on the comments on the Red Dwarf forum which I read out in the episode. You guys are living on the edge of upside-down world.

Listening back during the edit, I realise we segued quite a lot during this episode, so I guess you'll learn more about us and hopefully that will enrich your listening experience. 

The scene below, is not only one of the best scenes in Red Dwarf history, its one of the best in British TV History in my opinion. Of course, Daniela hates it. She thinks its annoying. THAT'S THE POINT DANIELA WITH ONE L PHILLIPS, THATS THE POINT.

So thanks once again for listening and subscribing and telling your friends, the podcast is growing and growing and has become something beautiful and so much fun to do. We have been told by numerous people that they like it more now that "its funny". We haven't changed anything recently, so maybe you've just got used to our humour? If this is the case, the next time you see someone fall over, please let me know your reaction. If it's anything like mine, it's an explosion of laughter, both inappropriate and dickhead-ish.

So I will leave you with the video below, which is my favourite scene from the episode. Happy Valentines Day Smegheads, be good to each other yeah?




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SMEGHEADS Special // "Jed & Daniela Go To Red Dwarf XI"

This is us at the WRONG station to go to Pinewood. We only realised when it was almost too late.

This is us at the WRONG station to go to Pinewood. We only realised when it was almost too late.

This is a SMEGHEADS SPECIAL episode and it follows Daniela and I as we traverse london to get to Pinewood Studios to see Red Dwarf XI being filmed. Everything you need to know you will learn from listening to it and its a short one! In 28 mins you will get us talking about our expectations while in trains, taxis and platforms... and then you will get our conclusions and spoiler free report on the train coming back to london.

I hope you enjoy this, as it was a dream come true for me to go to see Red Dwarf live. I think you will get the idea when you listen to the intro (which was meant to be 20 seconds long!).

Inbetween some of the updates I have included snippets of tracks from POST/POP including Treasureseason, PEPA KNIGHT and HETTIE. If you want to hear those full songs, then just go to and there they are!

It was also great to meet some of you at the recording too and I apologise for looking like a kid in a candy shop. See you next week where we pick up from where we were and discuss "The Last Day" which could easily be a companion piece to the episode we saw recorded.


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Drinking the hottest coffee of all time at Pinewood, seconds before being told to throw it away as we entered Pinewood studios.

Drinking the hottest coffee of all time at Pinewood, seconds before being told to throw it away as we entered Pinewood studios.


Now I know what you're thinking. You're thinking "Oh Man, do you guys have to do Bodyswap? That's my least fave of Series III..." and I had the same level of trepidation as you, trust me, but I watched it again and remembered how satisfying it is to see a grown man shove his face into a plate of food. VERY. This podcast episode, Lady D and I literally swapped bodies in keeping with the theme of the show. The only problem is, we couldn't reverse the process... 

I've got to admit, this episode is alot better than I remembered with some truly funny set pieces. The self-destruct sequence/food machine stuff is up there with anything in Series III. The bit where Lister's mind-tape is dropped in Cat's conveniently placed tea that he was drinking an inch away from Lister's medical procedure, is MAGIC.

The main problem with this episode is the problems with the audio/dubbing/lip sync. It's bad to the point of distraction, but that's us being very picky. Here is what it would have sounded if they just relied on Chris Barrie & Craig Charles actual impressions of each other...

Here is my favourite ever classic American local public access channel presenter, doing the job for 'Bodyswap' back in the 90s. THIS IS HOW I WANT SMEGHEADS THE TV SHOW TO BE. Daniela, I have a greenscreen, I just need a suit and you need a beard and we are set!

Thanks so much for listening to SMEGHEADS: THE RED DWARF PODCAST, myself and Daniela will see you next week. We are doing 'Timeslides' but we are also doing an extra special episode. We are doing an outside broadcast as we take a recorder into the streets and document our journey to THE FILMING OF RED DWARF XI!!!!!!!!!! Yes we are going to see Red Dwarf being filmed and you will come with us every step of the way. This is going to be a truly memorable podcast for MANY reasons, so spread the word and see you next time Smegheads!




Jed & Daniela (with minds swapped around)



Red Dwarf Series III is all KILLER no FILLER, so once again, this is an episode that is considered one of the best. Not just for Red Dwarf, but for British TV Comedy in general. Its hard to disagree but just so we have a second opinion, we have recruited the wonderful BILLY LUNN from the awesome band THE SUBWAYS, and look he even turned up in a SMEG HEAD tshirt!

Did I mention that the episode in question is... POLYMORPH? No? It's POLYMORPH!

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'Marooned' is one of my favourite ever Red Dwarf episodes. You can keep your all-action sci-fi monster episodes, I'm the kinda guy that loves the bottle episodes where its just REAL TALK and REAL EMOTIONS whereas my co-host Daniela is the type of girl who wants to shoot and ask questions later. So you see, she was never going to like this episode as much as me, with its subtlety and nuances and guys telling other guys how they feel...

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Where will this reach on the SMEGHEADS chart? Chances are pretty pretty high.

Where will this reach on the SMEGHEADS chart? Chances are pretty pretty high.

I'm sitting here writing this with the new knowledge that this little podcast, which we never really thought anyone would ever listen to besides our mates, is now the 5th most popular Film/TV podcast on iTunes. So just wanted to start this off by saying thank you so much for subscribing and listening and spreading the word. Word of Mouth is a powerful thing and you guys must have said some nice ones, because this is crazy. Daniela and I are very humbled, and will try our best to make every episode better than the last. This podcast doesn't belong to Daniela and I, it belongs to all the SMEGHEADS out there. Sweetabix.

Nick &amp; Daniela dressed like Ghostbusters for this Halloween episode. I dressed like Janine Melnitz as she's the one that does all the admin!

Nick & Daniela dressed like Ghostbusters for this Halloween episode. I dressed like Janine Melnitz as she's the one that does all the admin!

This episode we speak about Series 3 opener 'Backwards' and our special guest is Nick De Semlyen from EMPIRE magazine; the greatest film magazine in the world. Hot off his cover feature on Suicide Squad (where he got the world exclusive interviews with all the cast) he brings his experience with Red Dwarf and also the scariest story you have heard in your life... about a pie. #GHOSTPIE.

YES this is also a HALLOWEEN special, so at any opportune moment we try to segue into something remotely supernatural (listeners to my radio show - RIP - will know this skill well) so its a real bumper show! At 2 hours and 7 minutes long, you are really getting your iPhone battery's worth here! Nick tests us with a "BACKWARDS QUIZ" and then I test them both back with a SMEGHEADS vs EMPIRE Quiz on the episode which is a real treat (or trick?!). We will continue this quiz when more Empire Magazine people are on the show in a few weeks. Who will win? Whose knowledge of Red Dwarf is stronger?

From the 4th Red Dwarf DVD set. Howard plays the theme song backwards, but on the DVD, they didn't play it backwards to show that he did it! So here's what that sounds like.

Above is Howard Goodall (a living genius) playing the Red Dwarf theme backwards and below is a video of all the backwards stuff, forwards! You can see that alot of it doesn't make any sense whatsoever, but thats not the point. Its FUN!

Once you have listened to the podcast you might want to see some of the things we discussed such as Robert the Posessed Doll (who I believe is the subject of the next Annabelle film):

The haunted polar bear painting at Daniela's University that made one student poke his own eyes out with 2 pencils (if easily disturbed please scroll past this quickly as I don't want to be partially blamed for an unsightly accident):

and this is an unconfirmed (and rare) sighting of a Ghost Pie:

So thanks very very much for listening once again, and if you liked it enough to say something nice on iTunes, we would love you forever! Thanks again to Nick De Semlyen for coming into SMEGHEADS and you should really buy a copy of the new Empire Magazine because as you can see from this photo, it's great! See you next week SMEGHEADS!


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It's the last episode of Season 2, and what an episode! 'Parallel Universe' starts off with the massive fan favourite 'Tongue Tied' and it's basically the best thing our eyes have ever seen. Myself and Daniela are once again joined by Tom Dark and Tom Stabb, back by popular demand and they come bearing gifts! They have used their Record Label logins, and brought some very cool stuff to the podcast. They have brought in the detailed sales figures for 'Tongue Tied'! We hear how many records it sold in 1993, and how many since (1994-2015)!

SO, if you are reading this now, presumably you have listened to the podcast and you know what we want you to do. Go listen to 'Tongue Tied' on the streaming service of your choice. Perhaps Spotify? Listen to it repeatedly! Lets get those numbers up! If you so choose, buy it on iTunes! I just have! Its impossible to get it to Xmas number 1, but lets get it somewhere near the top 100! It would only take a bunch of us buying the track or streaming it for a while to achieve good results!

Lister has to face some serious role-reversal consequences when he slips into a parallel universe. Subscribe to Comedy Greats for more hilarious videos:


We discuss ALOT of stuff on this podcast, besides Red Dwarf, as I think its important you get to know us as presenters so we aren't just faceless robots! You can also interact with us on RedDwarf.Co.Uk forums and I really really recommend you join if you are even a casual Red Dwarf fan. Its the number one place to talk about this subject and nobody will judge you if you say how much you fancy Kryten. Its full of great people and Red Dwarf fans should get to know each other, its only the right thing to do with a new series coming up! 

As we have got to the end of Series 2, here are the Smeg Ups. Some of them are even funny!

All the Smeg-Ups from the Red Dwarf crew!

At one point, the Smegheads crew somehow get onto the subject of 'taTu', who myself and Tom Stabb call "one of the best pop bands ever", and I really do believe this! I know this isn't Red Dwarf related, but they should get alot more love than they currently do! 

"Not Gonna Get Us" - the second music video from t.A.T.u.'s debute album "200 Km/H In The Wrong Lane (2003). English language pair to the song "Nas Ne Dogonyat" ("200 Po Vstrechnoi", 2001). ______ Waste Management studio album is out and available at iTunes:

Like last week, due to the Two Toms working in music, here is Tom Stabb's mixtape for you Smegheads. Made up of the best current and new bands from Sony/Columbia! Its really really cool.

And as always, I am going to leave you with a series of the weirdest and wonderful-est Red Dwarf related videos I can find. As its the end of the series, I've found quite a few and they are mostly Tongue Tied covers. The first one is incredible! We will see you next week SMEGHEADS with the start of Season 3! Joining us is Nick De Semelyn from Empire Magazine who will be putting up with myself and Daniela for one of the best episodes of Red Dwarf ever... 'BACKWARDS!' Im so excited!


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Hey everyone, we have come to one of my favourite episodes of Red Dwarf ever, 'Thanks for The Memory'! Yes it isnt flashy and there are barely any interesting spacey effects, but this gets maximum points from myself and Daniela for the way it developed the relationship between Lister and Rimmer. You really see the affection they have for each other (but hide most of the time) and its something Daniela and I could learn alot from.

You will notice that we argued for alot of this podcast, mostly because of Daniela's rise in popularity amongst Red Dwarf fans on the official Red Dwarf site!  They asked me to make her join, and she has now signed up and awaiting approval! Be nice to her guys! Please do not start the hashtag #welovedaniela though, as this is meant to be a partnership, not the Daniela show... :)

This is also the episode where the infamous "Triple Friend Egg, Chilli, Chutney Sarnie" makes an appearance and has forever lived in the hearts and stomachs of die-hard Red Dwarf fans. SO, I made it on the podcast and you can hear the disgusting results. Daniela was not happy as she hates eggs (How can someone hate eggs? That's like hating oxygen) Happy birthday to her mum! Watch me eat this classic sandwich below. As Im writing this, Im feeling a little queasy.


I was very excited to speak to Sabra Williams who plays the main object of affection in this episode, Lise Yates and she gave me the impression she doesnt talk about Red Dwarf too much (it was a long time ago!). We also discuss her work with Tom Cruise, her role opposite Kyle Maclachlan AND her current work with the legend that is Tim Robbins! We also find out what happened when she met Ed Bye in Los Angeles! My fave thing she has ever done (besides Red Dwarf) is her stint as presenter of the weirdest childrens show ever, GHOST TRAIN!

Below a video I discussed with Sabra (I had to cut most of the 'Ghost Train' talk out as this episode is already the longest one ever!) where she fires generla knowledge questions at quite a scared looking child. If she gets it wrong, they all get gunged! She gets it wrong every time and at one stage you can hear the kid whimper "MUM!". Scary stuff, but I absolutely loved this show! You truly wouldnt get a kids TV show like this right now, as pitching a show about the ownership of a Ghost Train, while running from someone called Barry Mafia and befriending a talking sheep called Nobby, is too much to take in the 21st century.

One more GHOST TRAIN video and this one is incredible. Its Sabra interviewing ADAM ANT. Holy cow, this is very surreal, but Sabra deals with his interesting behaviour (for a kids show anyway) very well!

Thanks so much to Sabra and if you want to find out more about her, you can check out these places:

and most of all, she wants to learn more about Twitter, so make sure you click on this link, follow her and say hello!

Once again, thanks to everyone who has made SMEGHEADS their very own podcast, and have told their friends about it. It means alot to us to see you guys talk about it on forums and social networks. If you havent already subscribed, please do and I promise it hasnt gone to our heads (well at least not me... this is how Daniela turned up today!)

this one is for "ANT E" on the forums.

Daniela and I will see you next week Smegheads and this time I will leave you with the weirdest Red Dwarf video I have seen for a while. Some Americans recreated a part of "Thanks for the Memory" in their own inimitable style. I dont know what this is, and I dont want to look to deep into it. enjoy and goodbye!