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 3 repeated Monday at 1am on Dave
  • JustWatch Streaming rank this week: 133

Episode menu

Series VI, Episode 5 - Rimmerworld

When the Dwarfers discover the crashed Simulant ship that they destroyed, they decide to go on board and recover some of their food supplies.

Further details

Unfortunately, when they get there, a dying female simulant jumps out on them with a bazookoid gun. Rimmer has the chance to save the crew, but instead chooses to save his own life and takes the escape pod. He ends up stranded on a planet for 600 years and in that time recreates a whole population of Rimmers!

Broadcast details

Thursday 4th November 1993
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 5th November 2010 11:00pm Dave
Sunday 27th February 2011 10:20pm Dave
Sunday 14th August 2011 11:40pm Dave
Saturday 25th February 2012 6:40pm Dave
Saturday 3rd March 2012 6:40pm Dave
Thursday 19th July 2012 11:20pm Dave
Friday 20th July 2012 1:50am Dave
Saturday 15th September 2012 1:40pm Dave
Thursday 8th November 2012 10:20pm Dave
Sunday 16th December 2012 2:40pm Dave
Sunday 17th February 2013 7:40pm Dave
Saturday 4th May 2013 6:10pm Dave
Sunday 30th June 2013 11:40am Dave
Saturday 21st February 2015 5:40pm Dave
Friday 3rd April 2015 7:40pm Dave
Saturday 4th April 2015 3:40pm Dave
Tuesday 16th June 2015 10:40pm Dave
Thursday 27th August 2015 10:20pm Gold
Friday 28th August 2015 1:00pm Gold
Saturday 5th December 2015 8:20pm Dave
Saturday 17th September 2016 3:40pm Dave
Saturday 4th April 2020 2:00am Dave
Wednesday 5th August 2020 1:45am Dave
Friday 26th February 2021 10:40pm Dave
Saturday 27th February 2021 6:40pm Dave
Saturday 20th November 2021 1:30am Dave
Monday 6th December 2021 12:20am Dave
Thursday 30th December 2021 11:00pm Dave
Monday 27th March 2023 12:40am Dave
Saturday 24th June 2023 1:00pm Dave
Monday 4th September 2023 12:40am Dave
Monday 18th March 2024 1:20am Dave
Monday 25th March 2024 1:00am Dave

Cast & crew

Chris Barrie Rimmer
Craig Charles Lister
Danny John-Jules Cat
Robert Llewellyn Kryten
Guest cast
Liz Hickling Rogue Simulant
Writing team
Doug Naylor Writer
Rob Grant Writer
Production team
Andy de Emmony Director
Justin Judd 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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