Red Dwarf: The First Three Million Years. Copyright: North One Television.

Red Dwarf: The First Three Million Years

Dave documentary about sitcom Red Dwarf. 3 episodes (1 series) in 2020. Features Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Robert Llewellyn and others.

Series 1, Episode 1 - Boys From The Dwarf

A look at the troubled origins of what was soon to become the most celebrated and successful sci-fi comedy ever, as told by the people who were there.

Broadcast details

Thursday 6th August 2020
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Chris Barrie Self
Craig Charles Self
Danny John-Jules Self
Robert Llewellyn Self
Katy Brand Self
Nish Kumar Self
Hattie Hayridge Self
Doug Naylor Self
Ed Bye Self
Tony Hawks Self
Mike Agnew Self
Andy Bowman Self
David Ross Self
Norman Lovett Self
David Tennant Narrator
Guest cast
Mac McDonald Self
Peter Ridsdale Scott (as Peter Ridsdale-Scott) Self
Dona Distefano Self
Production team
Richard Ward Director
Chris Hill Series Producer
Richard Ward Producer
John Quinn Executive Producer
Joe McVey Executive Producer
Pete Thornton Executive Producer

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