So why this site you ask ?
Well, that's a question I've been asked many times over the years. What is it they say, if I had a pound for everytime I was asked that, well, I'd have almost a tenner. Sadly my comic skills are lacking and thus I resort to just writing about people. I have been a great fan of Chris Barrie so many years, I was young when I first saw him, infact I was still at school. I have loved and hated his characters, bought the videos, read the books, worn the T-shirts. Then in 1995 I was looking for some programming info on C and I was diverted to the FIDO newsgroups on the old Bulletin Boards.
Ahh, those were the days,
it didn't take me long before I was on the Net and found loads Red Dwarf
information but could never find anything on The Brittas Empire or Mr Barrie himself.
I was then I had a idea. It all started as a simple page, but once I know
people were reading there was no stopping and then the following happened in
Early 1996. I never did find the information I was looking for on those
Bulletin Boards all those years ago.
I decided to create I think the first Unoffical Fan Site for Chris Barrie and his works of comic genius. It took off well, and over the last five years I've had a couple of hundred thousand visits. I'm amazed and impressed by the number of fans of his all over the world. Included in this site is some factual info I've found regarding the man himself and the other pages are fanzine type stuff by myself in the manner of a couple of the characters he portrays.
If you are a Barrie fan let me
know, it's always good to have a chat about his work.
Plus the House of Clay
is accepting the hosting of fans pages.
If you remember some stuff of Chris before somewhere else on the Net if may have been me. I've had several homes as you can see below. I got tired of the name changes and as you can see clay.co.uk has been running for quite a while. Please remember I pay for this space and therefore can not afford a decent spell checker. I know some of the parts aren't perfect, please try and ignore the odd mistake, thanks, now remember to sign the guestbook and notice board.
If you like this
site and would like to link back to me, please chose of the following
This site has been hosted on the following accounts
If you find any links to my Chris
Barrie site for anywhere other than here. Please let me know and I can advise
them to change their links.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or ICQ 3149637
Contact me through ICQ, is Brian online?