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.

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Series V, Episode 5 is repeated today at 9pm.

Series IV, Episode 5 - Dimension Jump

In an alternate universe, we see another Arnold Rimmer. He's a test pilot in the Space Corps, and is more fondly named "Ace".

Further details

When Red Dwarf collides with Ace's space ship, leaving them stranded in a storm, he bravely goes into save them and repair the Cat's broken leg. We also meet Cat's, Holly's, Lister's and Kryten's alternative personalities in his universe. Lister is known as "Spanners", Cat is a Jamaican "Padre", Holly is "Melly" and Kryten is "Bongo".

Broadcast details

Thursday 14th March 1991
30 minutes


  1. Friday 10th April 2020 at 3:00am on Dave
  2. Friday 10th April 2020 at 10:00pm on Dave

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
Kalli Greenwood Mrs Rimmer
Robert Llewellyn Bongo
Henrietta Baynes (as Hetty Baynes) Cockpit Computer
Writing team
Doug Naylor Writer
Rob Grant Writer
Production team
Ed Bye Director
Ed Bye Producer
Doug Naylor Producer
Rob Grant Producer
Graham Hutchings Editor
Mel Bibby Production Designer
Howard Goodall Composer

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