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.

Returns Thursday 9th April at 9pm. Episode Guide
Series VI, Episode 1 is repeated tomorrow at 2:10am.

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

The Promised Land

The posse meet three cat clerics who worship Lister as their God. Lister vows to help them as they're being hunted by Rodon, the ruthless feral cat leader who has vowed to wipe out all cats who worship anyone but him.

Further details

The new 90-minute special is the thirteenth outing of the legendary sci-fi comedy. It reunites the original cast of Chris Barrie (Rimmer), Craig Charles (Lister), Danny John-Jules (Cat) Robert Llewellyn (Kryten) and sees the return of Holly (Norman Lovett) the much loved ship's computer. Written and directed by Doug Naylor, it was recorded in front of a live studio audience over two nights at the world famous Pinewood Studios.

Three million years ago... David Lister, a vending machine repairman, was sentenced to eighteen months in suspended animation for smuggling his pregnant cat aboard the mining ship Red Dwarf. While Lister remained in stasis, a radiation leak killed the rest of the crew. Safely sealed in the hold, the cats evolved into humanoid form. The cats now roam deep space in a fleet of their own...

The special will see the posse meet three cat clerics (Tom Bennett, Mandeep Dhillon, Lucy Pearman) who worship Lister as their God. Lister vows to help them as they're being hunted by Rodon, the ruthless feral cat leader (Ray Fearon) who has vowed to wipe out all cats who worship anyone but him.

Broadcast details

Note: This episode has not yet been broadcast. Details are liable change.
Date
Thursday 9th April 2020
Time
9pm
Channel
Dave
Length
120 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Chris Barrie Rimmer
Craig Charles Lister
Danny John-Jules Cat
Robert Llewellyn Kryten
Norman Lovett Holly
Guest cast
Ray Fearon Rodon
Tom Bennett Cat cleric
Mandeep Dhillon Cat cleric
Lucy Pearman Cat cleric
Al Roberts Actor

Video

The Promised Land: full trailer

The trailer for the Red Dwarf special.

Featuring: Chris Barrie (Rimmer), Craig Charles (Lister), Danny John-Jules (Cat), Robert Llewellyn (Kryten), Norman Lovett (Holly), Ray Fearon (Rodon), Tom Bennett (Cat cleric).

Press

Red Dwarf: The Promised Land review

This tale of Lister's cat cult won't convert any newbies, but fans will find plenty to enjoy. **CONTAINS MILD SPOILERS**

Morgan Jeffery, Radio Times, 31st March 2020
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