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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: UKTV
Red Dwarf

Red Dwarf

  • TV sitcom
  • U&Dave / BBC Two
  • 1988 - 2020
  • 74 episodes (13 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.

  • Due to return for Untitled three-part special
  • Series V, Episode 6 repeated Monday at 1:05am on U&Dave

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Series II, Episode 4 - Stasis Leak

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.

Further details

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

Reading through Rimmer's diary, Lister comes across a strange reference to him having seen a vision of himself talking about a 'stasis leak' on floor 16. Together with Cat, they proceed to go and investigate.

It turns out the stasis leak has created a time portal, opening into the shower room shortly before the crew were wiped out and thus enabling the Dwarfers to go back to see their old crewmates.

Lister resolves to woo Kochanski, even if he won't have more than 3 weeks with her before being fatally irradiated. Whilst Rimmer is preoccupied with trying to save himself, Lister and Cat head off in search of Kochanski.

The pair eventually track her down to a hotel whilst on planet leave - but she appears to have checked into the honeymoon suite. Are they already too late?

Broadcast details

Date
Tuesday 27th September 1988
Time
9pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Cast
Chris Barrie Rimmer
Craig Charles Lister
Danny John-Jules Cat
Norman Lovett Holly
Clare Grogan (as C P Grogan) Kochanski
Mac McDonald Captain Hollister
Guest cast
Mark Williams Peterson
Morwenna Banks The Lift Hostess
Sophie Doherty Kochanski's Room Mate
Richard Hainsworth The Medical Orderly
Tony Hawks The Suitcase (Voice)
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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