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.

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

Cast & crew

Regular cast
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

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