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 IV, Episode 1 - Camille

Rescuing a mechanoid, Camille, from a crashed spaceship, Kryten falls in love instantly. However, so does Rimmer. And Lister's quite taken with her too. Just what is going on?

Further details

Red Dwarf. Mechanoid Camille (Judy Pascoe). Copyright: Grant Naylor Productions / BBC.

Out asteroid spotting, Starbug 1 receives a distress message from a crashed spaceship. Ignoring Rimmer's orders, Kryten heads down and rescues "Camille", another mechanoid - and falls in love with her at first sight.

However, when Lister sees her, Camille is a very human girl that looks like remarkably alike Kochanski, and when Rimmer sees her she appears as a beautiful raven-haired hologram; and Cat sees himself!

It transpires that Camille is in fact a pleasure GELF - a genetically engineered life-form - and appears to any person as their perfect companion; a physical manifestation of their deepest desires.

Curiously, when she actually reveals her real self as a hideous green blob, Kryten is not put off. He takes her to dinner, dances with her, even takes her to the cinema! His happiness is shattered, though, when he discovers that she is already married...

Broadcast details

Thursday 14th February 1991
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Chris Barrie Rimmer
Craig Charles Lister
Danny John-Jules Cat
Robert Llewellyn Kryten
Hattie Hayridge Holly
Guest cast
Judy Pascoe Mechanoid Camille
Francesca Folan Hologram Camille
Suzanne Rhatigan Kochanski Camille
Rupert Bates Hector Blob (Voice)
Writing team
Doug Naylor Writer
Rob Grant Writer
Production team
Ed Bye Director
Ed Bye Producer
Doug Naylor Producer
Rob Grant Producer

Supporters and subscribers get more

Additional content and tools are available across the site for Supporters and BCG Pro subscribers. On this page you can:

  • Broadcast details of 34 further repeats of this episode
  • BCG Pro business users can see additional crew credits  
    If you join BCG Pro business, you can see composer, editor & production designer credits for this episode.

Donate (for fans) BCG Pro

Already a donor or Pro user?