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

Red Dwarf

  • TV sitcom
  • Dave / BBC Two
  • 1988 - 2020
  • 74 episodes (12 series)

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. Stars Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Robert Llewellyn, Norman Lovett and more.

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Series XII, Episode 1 - Cured

Red Dwarf. Image shows from L to R: Hitler (Ryan Gage), Vlad the Impaler (Philippe Spall), Messalina (Chloe Hawkins), Stalin (Callum Coates)
In the opening episode the Dwarfers search for some tech to fix Starbug's faulty steering. They come across a Scientific Research Centre where several figures from history are recreated in the present and 'cured' of evil. Or are they?

Preview clips


This episode was accidentally named in 2016 as Here No Evil.

Broadcast details

Thursday 12th October 2017
40 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 13th October 2017 2:20am Dave
Friday 13th October 2017 11:00pm Dave
Monday 16th October 2017 10:00pm Dave
Friday 20th April 2018 9:00pm Dave
Saturday 21st April 2018 7:00pm Dave
Saturday 25th August 2018 8:20pm Dave
Sunday 26th August 2018 5:20pm Dave
Thursday 20th September 2018 10:00pm Dave
Friday 7th June 2019 10:00pm Dave
Saturday 8th June 2019 7:40pm Dave
Friday 29th November 2019 1:40am Dave
Friday 29th November 2019 10:00pm Dave
Monday 13th April 2020 2:00am Dave
Friday 31st July 2020 2:45am Dave
Friday 16th April 2021 10:00pm Dave
Saturday 17th April 2021 6:40pm Dave

Cast & crew

Chris Barrie Rimmer
Craig Charles Lister
Danny John-Jules Cat
Robert Llewellyn Kryten
Guest cast
Adrian Lukis Professor Telford
Ryan Gage Hitler
Chloe Hawkins Messalina
Callum Coates Stalin
Philippe Spall Vlad the Impaler
Writing team
Doug Naylor Writer
Andrew Ellard Script Editor
Production team
Doug Naylor Director
Richard Naylor Producer
Kerry Waddell Producer
Doug Naylor Executive Producer
Simon Lupton Executive Producer
Henry Normal Executive Producer
Peter Oliver (as Peter H Oliver) Editor
Keith Dunne Production Designer
Linda Glover Casting Director
Howard Burden Costume Designer
Ed Moore Director of Photography
Vanessa White Make-up Designer
Howard Goodall Composer


Poker Face

A preview clip from the first episode of Series 12. Watch the full episode on UKTV Play a week before its TV premiere, from Thursday 5th October.

Featuring: Craig Charles (Lister) & Danny John-Jules (Cat).

A cure for being evil

The crew come across the bodies of people who have been cured of evil.

Featuring: Chris Barrie (Rimmer) & Craig Charles (Lister).


Red Dwarf XII proves ratings success

Red Dwarf XII has attracted, in all, 700,800 viewers according to official figures. That makes it the top rated non-public service broadcasted scripted show of its week. In fact, it was third overall amongst subscription service channels, trailing only two different football matches on Sky Sports.

Cult Box, 24th October 2017

Red Dwarf XII episode 1 review: Cured

In the opening episode of Red Dwarf's twelfth series, the crew encounter some of history's most infamous villains who have supposedly been cured of their evil.

Sophie Davies, Cult Box, 19th October 2017

How Red Dwarf became classic comedy, wobbly sets & all

The classic sitcom has been enjoying a revival of sorts on the BBC: Still Open All Hours, a Keeping Up Appearances prequel, and now even a new series of Porridge (surely a crime in itself). Meanwhile, three million years into deep space - or as it's better known, the comedy channel Dave - Red Dwarf is re-launching for its 12th series. Unlike those other sitcoms though, Red Dwarf, which first aired in February 1988, has never really been away.

Tom Fordy, The Telegraph, 12th October 2017

Red Dwarf's Leopard Lager becomes a reality

It's often the first thing Dave Lister drinks of a morning, and even helped defeat the fearsome Mutton Vindaloo Beast. Now fans of Red Dwarf can sample the Jupiter Mining Corporation's standard-issue beer, Leopard Lager - and for free.

Chortle, 12th October 2017

Red Dwarf XII - Cured review

The boys from the Dwarf are back once again on Dave, and facing some people most evil.

Ian Wolf, On The Box, 12th October 2017

Red Dwarf XII episode 1 review: Cured

Available to watch now online ahead of its TV premiere next week, here's our spoiler-filled review of the Red Dwarf series 12 opener...

Mark Harrison, Den Of Geek, 5th October 2017

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