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 III, Episode 5 - Timeslides

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.

Further details

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

While developing some photographs in Red Dwarf's lab, Kryten discovers that the pictures in the photos are moving.

He calls the Dwarfers to see and they soon realise that they can jump into any projected photo slide and travel back in time - although they cannot move outside the frame of the photo.

Lister decides to travel back in time and change his future so he doesn't end up on Red Dwarf for the next 3 million years. The plan works, until Rimmer interferes to get him back...


This episode credited Adolf Hitler, guest-starring as himself.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 12th December 1989
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Chris Barrie Rimmer
Craig Charles Lister
Danny John-Jules Cat
Robert Llewellyn Kryten
Hattie Hayridge Holly
Guest cast
Simon Gaffney Young Rimmer
Robert Addie Gilbert
Rupert Bates Bodyguard
Richard Hainsworth Bodyguard
Emile Charles Young Lister
Stephen McKintosh Thicky Holden
Louisa Ruthven Ski Woman
Koo Stark Lady Sabrina Mulholland-Jjones
Mark Steel Ski Man
Ruby Wax Blaize Falconburger (American Presenter)
Writing team
Doug Naylor Writer
Rob Grant Writer
Production team
Ed Bye Director
Ed Bye Producer
Doug Naylor Producer
Rob Grant Producer
Paul Jackson Executive Producer

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