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. 73 episodes (12 series), 1988 - 2017. Stars Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Robert Llewellyn and others.

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Series V, Episode 6 - Back To Reality

The Dwarfers start to explore an abandoned space ship on the ocean bed, and slowly they start to realise that the bodies they are finding are all victims of suicide.

Further details

They were forced to suicide by a creature called a despair squid which emits a kind of ink and makes them hallucinate. Unfortunately, the same happens to the Dwarfers and before long, they believe they are in an artificial reality game where the Cat is a dork called Dwane Dibbley and Lister is a dangerous mass murderer working for the CGI!

Broadcast details

Thursday 26th March 1992
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Chris Barrie Rimmer
    Craig Charles Lister
    Danny John-Jules Cat
    Robert Llewellyn Kryten
    Hattie Hayridge Holly
    Guest cast
    Timothy Spall Andy
    Lenny Von Dohlen Cop
    Anastasia Hille New Kochanski
    Marie McCarthy Nurse
    John Sharian New Lister
    Writing team
    Doug Naylor Writer
    Rob Grant Writer
    Production team
    Doug Naylor Director
    Rob Grant Director
    Hilary Bevan Jones Producer
    Doug Naylor Executive Producer
    Rob Grant Executive Producer
    Graham Hutchings Editor
    Peter Bates Editor
    Mel Bibby Production Designer
    Stephen Bradshaw Production Designer
    Howard Goodall Composer

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