Red Dwarf. Image shows from L to R: Cat (Danny John-Jules), Rimmer (Chris Barrie), Lister (Craig Charles), Kryten (Robert Llewellyn). Copyright: UKTV.

Red Dwarf

Dave and BBC Two sitcom set on a space ship. 74 episodes (12 series), 1988 - 2020. Stars Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Robert Llewellyn and others.

Returns Thursday at 9pm. Episode Guide
Series XI, Episode 3 is repeated tomorrow at 2:30am.

Red Dwarf. Image shows from L to R: Kryten (Robert Llewellyn), Cat (Danny John-Jules), Rimmer (Chris Barrie), Lister (Craig Charles). Copyright: BBC.

Red Dwarf

Science fiction sitcom based in space. The crew aboard the damaged mining spaceship Red Dwarf are doomed to drift in space for the rest of eternity

  1. 3rd April via Red Dwarf Website: Red Dwarf's Dimension Jump convention postponed
  2. 30th March via The Guardian: Red Dwarf is 'bastion of TV diversity', says John-Jules
  3. 27th March via Red Dwarf Website: RIP Bill Pearson, Red Dwarf model maker
Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1988 - 2020
Channels
Dave, BBC Two
Episodes
74   (12 series)
Creators
Rob Grant and Doug Naylor
Starring
Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Robert Llewellyn, Norman Lovett, Hattie Hayridge, Chloƫ Annett, Clare Grogan and others
Writers
Doug Naylor and Rob Grant
Directors
Ed Bye, Andy de Emmony, Doug Naylor, Rob Grant and Juliet May
Producers
Ed Bye, Doug Naylor, Rob Grant, Hilary Bevan Jones, Justin Judd, Jo Howard, Helen Norman, Richard Naylor and Kerry Waddell

Following a catastrophic leak of radiation aboard mining space ship Red Dwarf, technician Dave Lister finds himself as the last living human. Having been held in a form of suspended animation known as stasis at the time of the leak he was shielded from its fatal effects whilst all of his colleagues were turned into piles of dust.

Now, some 3 million years later with background radiation at a safe level, the ship's computer Holly has revived him in readiness for the long journey home. However, Dave's not quite alone: his arch-nemesis and workmate, Rimmer, survives as a Hologram; as does a descendant of Lister's own pet cat, called Cat; and Kryten, an emotionless android.

Red Dwarf follows their adventures across the universe as they attempt to get back to Earth and discover whether Lister really is the last surviving human being.

Production Details

Production companies
Also known as
  • Red Dwarf I (Other official name)
  • Red Dwarf II (Other official name)
  • Red Dwarf III (Other official name)
  • Red Dwarf IV (Other official name)
  • Red Dwarf V (Other official name)
  • Red Dwarf VI (Other official name)
  • Red Dwarf VII (Other official name)
  • Red Dwarf VIII (Other official name)
  • Red Dwarf IX (Other official name)
  • Red Dwarf X (Other official name)
  • Red Dwarf XI (Other official name)
  • Red Dwarf XII (Other official name)
  • Red Dwarf XIII (Other official name)
Soundtrack
Music composed by Howard Goodall.
Laugh track
Yes and no; it varies

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 15th February 1988 on BBC Two at 9pm
Last new broadcast
Thursday 16th November 2017 on Dave at 9pm
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series XI Episode 3: Tomorrow at 2:30am on Dave
  2. Series V Episode 4: Tomorrow at 3am on Dave
  3. Series V Episode 5: Tomorrow at 9pm on Dave
  4. Series V Episode 6: Tomorrow at 9:40pm on Dave
  5. Series XI Episode 4: Thursday at 2:30am on Dave
  6. Series V Episode 5: Thursday at 3am on Dave
  7. Series XI Episode 5: Friday at 2:30am on Dave
  8. Series IV Episode 5: Friday at 3am on Dave
  9. Series IV Episode 5: Friday at 10pm on Dave
  10. Series IV Episode 6: Friday at 10:40pm on DaveShow all repeats
  11. Series XI Episode 6: Saturday at 2:25am on Dave
  12. Series IV Episode 6: Saturday at 2:55am on Dave
  13. The Promised Land Episode 1: Sunday at 8pm on Dave
  14. Series X Episode 1: Monday at 1:20am on Dave
  15. Series XII Episode 1: Monday at 2am on Dave
  16. Series X Episode 1: Tuesday 14th April at 12am on Dave
  17. Series XII Episode 2: Tuesday 14th April at 2:20am on Dave
  18. Series XII Episode 3: Wednesday 15th April at 2:30am on Dave
  19. Series XII Episode 4: Thursday 16th April at 2:20am on Dave
  20. Series X Episode 2: Thursday 16th April at 10pm on Dave
  21. Series XII Episode 5: Friday 17th April at 2:20am on Dave
  22. Series X Episode 2: Friday 17th April at 2:50am on Dave
  23. Series XII Episode 6: Saturday 18th April at 2:20am on Dave
  24. The Promised Land Episode 1: Saturday 18th April at 10pm on Dave
  25. Series X Episode 3: Tuesday 21st April at 12am on Dave
  26. Series X Episode 4: Thursday 23rd April at 10pm on Dave
  27. Series X Episode 4: Friday 24th April at 2:55am on Dave

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