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

Red Dwarf

Dave sitcom set on a space ship. 67 episodes (11 series), 1988 - 2016. Stars Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Robert Llewellyn and others.

Returns Thursday 22nd September. Episode Guide

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Red Dwarf. Kryten (David Ross). Copyright: Grant Naylor Productions / BBC.

1. Kryten

First broadcast: Tuesday 6th September 1988

Answering a crackly distress message from a ship crashed on a nearby planet, the Red Dwarf crew are thrilled by the opportunity to meet some women for the first time in 3 million years. All they find, however, is a rathe confused servant robot by the name of Kryten...

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Red Dwarf. Image shows from L to R: The Guide (Tony Hawks), Lister (Craig Charles), Cat (Danny John-Jules). Copyright: Grant Naylor Productions / BBC.

2. Better Than Life

First broadcast: Tuesday 13th September 1988

The long-overdue arrival of a postal delivery brings untold goodies for the Dwarf crew: films, letters from home, news reels, and plenty more besides. One particular video game, the virtual reality title Better Than Life, is of particular interest.

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To the memory of the memory of Lise Yates. Copyright: Grant Naylor Productions / BBC.

3. Thanks For The Memory

First broadcast: Tuesday 20th September 1988

Having drunkenly revealed that he only ever slept with one woman, once, Lister decides to transfer to Rimmer's memory a full 8 months of his own - the 8 amazing months of Lise Yates.

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Red Dwarf. Image shows from L to R: Lister (Craig Charles), Cat (Danny John-Jules), Kochanski (C P Grogan). Copyright: Grant Naylor Productions / BBC.

4. Stasis Leak

First broadcast: Tuesday 27th September 1988

An obscure reference in Rimmer's diary leads he, Cat and Lister down to level 16 to see if there's something termed a 'stasis leak'. Sure enough, a time portal has opened to a mere few weeks before everyone was wiped out. The trio venture forth, and Lister's determined to forgo his nerves and woo Kochanski.

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Red Dwarf. Queeg (Charles Augins). Copyright: Grant Naylor Productions / BBC.

5. Queeg

First broadcast: Tuesday 4th October 1988

The trio learn the hard way that the grass is definitely not always greener, when Holly is replaced by back-up system Queeg 500.

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Red Dwarf. Image shows from L to R: Ms Lister (Angela Bruce), Ms Rimmer (Suzanne Bertish). Copyright: Grant Naylor Productions / BBC.

6. Parallel Universe

First broadcast: Tuesday 11th October 1988

Holly's new invention of the 'Holly Hop Drive' promises to take Red Dwarf back home to Earth in a mere instant. What it manages, however, is to flip the ship across the fifth dimension divide and into a parallel universe. But a greater surprise is in store: there's another Red Dwarf here too...

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Red Dwarf II

Red Dwarf II

Release date: Monday 10th February 2003

The second series of Red Dwarf is, as Danny John-Jules says in the accompanying DVD commentary, "the one where it really went good". This second disc also has a host of fun extras on top of the episodes, including an "A-Z of Red Dwarf", outtakes, deleted scenes, a Doug Naylor...

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