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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.

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Series III

Red Dwarf. Image shows from L to R: Kryten (Robert Llewellyn), Rimmer (Chris Barrie). Copyright: Grant Naylor Productions / BBC.

1. Backwards

First broadcast: Tuesday 14th November 1989

Rimmer and Kryten crash-land on a planet and are shocked to find it is Earth - but an Earth where time is running in reverse.

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Red Dwarf. Copyright: Grant Naylor Productions.

2. Marooned

First broadcast: Tuesday 21st November 1989

A flaming meteorite hit causes Starbug 1, with only Lister and Rimmer aboard, to career wildly into an arctic wilderness planet. The duo are alone, marooned in the stricken vessel, and with limited fuel and food supplies they face certain death if not discovered.

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Red Dwarf. Copyright: Grant Naylor Productions / BBC.

3. Polymorph

First broadcast: Tuesday 28th November 1989

A chameleonic shape-changing mutant known as a Polymorph is roaming around Red Dwarf, disguising itself in order to manipulate and feed on the crew's emotions.

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Red Dwarf. Lister (Craig Charles). Copyright: Grant Naylor Productions / BBC.

4. Bodyswap

First broadcast: Tuesday 5th December 1989

A bodyswap deal between Lister and Rimmer doesn't quite go to plan when Rimmer gets a bit carried away with himself.

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Red Dwarf. Image shows from L to R: Lister (Craig Charles), Rimmer (Chris Barrie). Copyright: Grant Naylor Productions / BBC.

5. Timeslides

First broadcast: Tuesday 12th December 1989

After discovering that they're able to literally step into the past through photographs, Lister resolves to change his past, become a multi-millionaire and never board Red Dwarf. Rimmer however, is less satisfied with this new reality.

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Red Dwarf. Image shows from L to R: Kryten (Robert Llewellyn), Lister (Craig Charles). Copyright: Grant Naylor Productions / BBC.

6. The Last Day

First broadcast: Tuesday 19th December 1989

The ship receives a message informing them that Kryten's expiry date has come, and he will shortly shut down and be replaced. Lister decides to hold a party in his honour, but things don't quite go as expected.

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Red Dwarf - Just The Show - Series III

Red Dwarf - Just The Show - Series III

Release date: Monday 7th March 2011

In the third series of the smegtastic Red Dwarf, the dodgy mechanoid Kryten becomes a permanent member of the crew and Holly has a new outlook; (s)he's now played by the straightfaced comedienne Hattie Hayridge. Episodes this series are: Backwards, Marooned, Polymorph, Bodyswap, Timeslides, The Last Day. Plus over...

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Red Dwarf III

Red Dwarf III

Release date: Monday 3rd November 2003

Red Dwarf Series 3. This two-disc set maintains the high standard of presentation and wealth of extra material established by its predecessors. Among other delights there are the usual "Smeg Ups" and deleted scenes, plus another fun commentary with the cast. Most fascinating there's the opportunity to watch Backwards played...

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