People in England are worried about the coming millennium. The year is A.D. 999.


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Series cast summary:
Phill Jupitus ...  Gudrun 5 episodes, 1999
Alistair McGowan ...  Redwald 5 episodes, 1999
Pauline McLynn ...  Agnes 5 episodes, 1999
Dave Lamb Dave Lamb ...  Badsmith 5 episodes, 1999
Paul Putner ...  Bigwart 5 episodes, 1999
Sheridan Smith ...  Matilda 5 episodes, 1999
Laurence Howarth Laurence Howarth ...  Cedric 5 episodes, 1999
Jason Byrne Jason Byrne ...  Arland 4 episodes, 1999
Mike Hayley ...  Byrnoth 3 episodes, 1999


People in England are worried about the coming millennium. The year is A.D. 999.

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20 December 1999 (UK) See more »

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Granada Television See more »
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Badsmith: I wouldn't worry about millennium poxes, mate. We'll all be dead before then. Burnt to cinders by a huge, fiery ball.
Gudrun: Oh, that's enough! Listen, you can take it from me, our existence as we know it is not gonna end on the first of January underneath a great, blazing, fiery ball of flame.
Badsmith: Right. But even if it does, it's not the end of the world, is it?
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Referenced in Comic Relief Presents: Have I Got Buzzcocks All Over (2001) See more »

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Rob Grant is only HALF of Red Dwarf
17 January 2009 | by mojospfxSee all my reviews

Let's not forget that Rob Grant is only HALF of the team that brought us Red Dwarf - Doug Naylor was the other writer who penned much of the series. So, when wondering "how could the guy that wrote Red Dwarf have come up with such a bad show like Dark Ages," you have to consider that perhaps his solo work suffers from the lack of collaboration. Personally, I think the sharp downward spiral that Red Dwarf suffered after Naylor's departure showed us what an important part of the equation he was. "Dark Ages" shows us what Grant is capable of on his own. I have not seen this series yet, but was looking for information on it before I gave it a try. Learning that Rob Grant wrote it on his own is enough to make me give it a pass. By the way, if you're a Red Dwarf fan and have never read Doug Naylor's Red Dwarf novel, "Last Human," you really owe it to yourself to track down a copy. I think it proves beyond any doubt that Naylor was the more talented of the two.

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