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
  • 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 IV, Episode 1 repeated tomorrow at 1am on Dave
  • JustWatch Streaming rank this week: 232

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Series III, Episode 6 - The Last Day

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.

Further details

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

Kryten receives a video message saying he is to be replaced with the newer Mechanoid model - Hudzen. He doesn't feel particularly upset though, as he believes that when electrical appliances reach their expiry date, their souls go to Silicon Heaven and they are eternally rewarded.

Lister decides to give Kryten one brilliant last night before he's replaced and the crew team together to organise a party. Of course, things never turn out how they should and Hudzen is prevented from taking over when he arrives.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 19th December 1989
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 28th April 2010 9:00pm Dave
Sunday 1st August 2010 11:00pm Dave
Friday 8th October 2010 11:20pm Dave
Thursday 23rd June 2011 10:00pm Dave
Friday 24th June 2011 1:20am Dave
Saturday 19th November 2011 7:40pm Dave
Sunday 20th November 2011 3:20pm Dave
Saturday 31st December 2011 10:00am Dave
Saturday 31st December 2011 3:00pm Dave
Monday 7th May 2012 2:35pm Dave
Friday 1st June 2012 9:40pm Dave
Sunday 23rd September 2012 2:20pm Dave
Saturday 29th November 2014 6:20pm Dave
Saturday 31st January 2015 6:20pm Dave
Wednesday 3rd June 2015 11:20pm Dave
Tuesday 4th August 2015 10:20pm Gold
Wednesday 5th August 2015 1:15pm Gold
Tuesday 26th July 2016 11:20pm Gold
Wednesday 27th July 2016 1:40am Gold
Sunday 11th September 2016 3:10am Dave
Thursday 27th October 2016 10:20pm Dave
Friday 28th October 2016 1:00am Dave
Sunday 9th April 2017 3:20pm Dave
Sunday 24th September 2017 3:20pm Dave
Thursday 16th November 2017 11:00pm Dave
Thursday 22nd February 2018 9:40pm Dave
Monday 28th May 2018 12:35pm Gold
Monday 28th May 2018 7:00pm Gold
Saturday 9th February 2019 8:20pm Dave
Friday 8th November 2019 2:50am Dave
Friday 8th November 2019 11:20pm Dave
Friday 13th March 2020 10:40pm Dave
Sunday 5th April 2020 5:20pm Dave
Saturday 18th July 2020 3:15am Dave
Friday 21st August 2020 3:15am Dave
Sunday 16th October 2022 11:20pm Yesterday
Sunday 6th November 2022 8:20pm Dave
Monday 13th February 2023 1:35am Dave
Saturday 22nd April 2023 2:40pm Dave
Monday 24th July 2023 1:20am Dave
Monday 12th February 2024 1:40am Dave

Cast & crew

Chris Barrie Rimmer
Craig Charles Lister
Danny John-Jules Cat
Robert Llewellyn Kryten
Hattie Hayridge Holly
Guest cast
Robert Llewellyn Jim Reaper
Julie Higginson Girl Android
Gordon Kennedy Hudzen
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
Ed Wooden Editor
Mel Bibby Production Designer
Howard Goodall Composer

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