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Dave turns to Twitter as it readies new Red Dwarf series

Comedy channel Dave has teamed up with Five by Five to launch a brand new series of the popular space bound sitcom.

Its debut is being heralded via a Twitter campaign to help launch a balloon into space, replete with an attached curry and lager.

The unconventional payload has been selected in honour of the series Liverpudlian protagonist, Lister, whose characters fondness for vindaloo and lager formed the butt of most jokes.

Each tweet issued using the #RedDwarfX hashtag will release a little helium into a ready-made balloon, bringing it closer to launch and a big reveal of the Red Dwarf X air date.

A live stream of the Vindalunar project has been created for fans to watch the balloons progress at

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