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 II, Episode 1 - Kryten

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...

Further details

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

When Red Dwarf receives a distress call from a crashed space ship, Nova 5, Lister, Rimmer and Cat jump at the chance to finally meet some women.

When they get there, however, they discover that the female crew have been dead for years and the only lifeform left on board is an android called Kryten. They decide to rescue him and take him back to Red Dwarf, where he quickly takes over with the cleaning and the cooking.

Lister soon puts a stop to this, though, by showing him how to rebel - especially against Rimmer!

Broadcast details

Tuesday 6th September 1988
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 12th September 2010 9:00pm Dave
Wednesday 6th April 2011 10:00pm Dave
Sunday 14th August 2011 9:00pm Dave
Wednesday 21st December 2011 9:00pm Dave
Thursday 3rd May 2012 9:00pm Dave
Friday 4th May 2012 12:40am Dave
Friday 4th May 2012 9:00pm Dave
Saturday 5th May 2012 12:40am Dave
Saturday 29th September 2012 11:00am Dave
Sunday 4th November 2012 2:00pm Dave
Sunday 25th August 2013 9:30am Dave
Sunday 29th September 2013 12:00am Dave
Sunday 29th September 2013 3:30am Dave
Sunday 29th September 2013 2:00pm Dave
Sunday 26th January 2014 10:00am Dave
Sunday 26th January 2014 6:00pm Dave
Friday 18th April 2014 3:00pm Dave
Saturday 19th April 2014 12:40am Dave
Saturday 22nd November 2014 3:00pm Dave
Thursday 16th July 2015 10:20pm Gold
Friday 17th July 2015 2:00pm Gold
Sunday 25th October 2015 1:00am Dave
Sunday 20th March 2016 4:00pm Dave
Monday 4th July 2016 11:55pm Gold
Saturday 27th August 2016 1:00pm Dave
Friday 7th October 2016 12:40am Dave
Friday 7th October 2016 3:25am Dave
Friday 7th August 2020 1:40am Dave
Friday 15th October 2021 10:00pm Dave

Cast & crew

Chris Barrie Rimmer
Craig Charles Lister
Danny John-Jules Cat
Norman Lovett Holly
Guest cast
David Ross Kryten
Johanna Hargreaves The Esperanto Woman
Tony Slattery Android Actor
Writing team
Doug Naylor Writer
Rob Grant Writer
Production team
Ed Bye Director
Ed Bye Producer
Paul Jackson Executive Producer
Ed Wooden Editor
Paul Montague Production Designer
Howard Goodall Composer

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