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Robert Llewellyn

British amateur nerd, sometimes Kryten in Red Dwarf, that bloke off the telly, podcaster, writer

Essentially, that bloke off the telly, sometimes Kryten in Red Dwarf, Scrapheap Challenge/JunkYard Wars, How Do They Do IT, Carpool, Fully Charged


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About 6 weeks ago Very sad news
He was one of my comedy heroes.
I had the enormous privilege of working with Rik Mayall on Bottom for 1 episode in the early 1990's but we shared stages many times in 100's of venues on the 1980's comedy circuit.
My heart goes out to his family and close friends, I never knew him well but every encounter was a joy.


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About 3 weeks ago Too busy!
I've just been too busy to post anything on G+.
I'm having social media guilt.
I've been doing a lot of filming for Formula E.
For those of you who don't know, Formula E is sort of like Formula 1 except the cars are electric.
1st race in Beijing in September
Took this picture at 5:45am Sunday morning on Westminster Bridge in the middle of London.
Bridge closed, Formula E cars burning rubber, I can now confirm they are fast.






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About 12 weeks ago Going back to the Black Country
A recent comment by UK comedian Lenny Henry suggesting that there should be "more black and ethnic minority people in creative industries."
This very mild suggestion got right up the racist nose of some ignoramus UKIP candidate who tweeted that "Lenny Henry should emigrate to a "black country" " if he wanted to see more black people on telly.
Apart from the blatant racism the true irony is that Lenny was born in the West Midlands, an area that has been known as 'the black country' for generations.
This title not due to the skin colour of local residents but to the clustering of early industrial revolution coal powered factories and mills which turned all the local buildings black with soot.
As Lenny commented. 'I'm happy to go to the Black Country, it's only a £10 train ticket to Dudley.' 
(Dudley is a town in the black country where Lenny was born in 1958)
Yesterday, Danny John Jules and I
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About 11 weeks ago Is G+ going to die?
I know its not, like, dead now but has Google lost interest?
I've been hearing rumours that Google has got rid of the teams behind it. 
If this is even remotely true I'm very sad, I love it, I really hope it's going to stay around for a bit.
I mean, I can't use the face thing... no! No! Don't make me use that!
Naaaaa, not the face thing! Aaaaarg




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About 9 weeks ago Carpool returns!
For those of you who may have seen it in the past, Carpool is a long running video podcast (that's also been a broadcast TV series) that I started in 2009.
Those of you who've seen Jerry Seinfeld's excellent series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee  may notice some very hazy similarities. 
Being the first to do something does not always mean the original is best, but without question Carpool had been running for 3 years and had over 7,000,000 views before Jerry and his enormous production team mounted a Go-Pro on the windscreen of a 13 mpg classic car.
Carpool is only ever recorded in an electric or hybrid vehicle, which, as the picture shows, can sometimes be quite a high end model.
The car in the picture in the Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid, and my first passenger, Stephen Mangan.
I am recording a few more episodes before we start releasing them and will update ASAP. All online, free to watch etc.





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About 5 weeks ago http://guardianlv.com/2013/12/icelanders-overthrow-government-and-rewrite-constitution-after-banking-fraud-no-word-from-us-media/
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About 11 weeks ago Clearly G+ lives
Thanks for all the comments on my last post.
I didn't read the techcrunch article because I've learned they are a bit News-of-the-Worldy and click-baity and avoid all contact.
I've found G+ to be the most wonderful environment, brilliant responses to my half baked posts and everyone I follow posts really interesting, stimulating stuff.
Long may it last.



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About 7 weeks ago A visit to the centre of Discworld
This week, during our gentle Tesla road trip across South West England we dropped in to a wonderful house belonging to the legendary Sir Terry Pratchett.
We were there to witness Sir Terry receiving an Honorary Doctorate from the University of South Australia in Adelaide, home town of my mate +Simon Hackett 
As many of you know, Sir Terry is rather frail but he was in fine form on the day of our visit, his eyes sparking with gentle mischief and although it was a noisy gathering he coped with the attention like a pro.
What a dude, a great honour to see him again.



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About 7 weeks ago In case you don't know
Each year at the Isle of Man TT races there's a zero emissions section. Electric motorbikes which even 3 or 4 years ago were noticeably slower than their fossil burning brothers are catching up very fast.
Last year they broke the 100 mph barrier (average speed around a long circuit) This year they've just passed 117 mph.
This terrifying vid was from last year. 


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About 13 weeks ago The reddit Reaction
I recently posted a short observation piece on my llewblog about the awkward relationship that Red Dwarf had with the BBC.
It was a barely considered reaction to the fact that during the BBC 2’s current 50 year celebrations, poorly paid BBC researchers created lists of the top 100 shows from BBC2 history.
Obviously Red Dwarf never got a mention, I wasn’t surprised and it’s nothing new.
As is often the case when I mention anything about Red Dwarf I got a few extra hits on my blog. It averages around a thousand hits a day, it got 6,000 when I posted my short update.
Then reddit picked up the story and I got 38,000 hits yesterday and it looks like I’ll get close to that again today.
But this got me thinking. 
It’s not about Red Dwarf as the reddit comments testify.
The virtual non-story of Red Dwarf and the BBC merely gives fuel to the fire for various groups and individuals who hate the BBC and what to see it destroyed.
These people are backed by