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Red Dwarf. Image shows from L to R: Cat (Danny John-Jules), Rimmer (Chris Barrie), Lister (Craig Charles), Kryten (Robert Llewellyn). Copyright: Grant Naylor Productions / BBC.

Red Dwarf

Dave sitcom set on a space ship. 67 episodes (11 series), 1988 - 2016. Stars Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Robert Llewellyn and others.

Returns Thursday 22nd September. Episode Guide
(Series I, Episode 2 is repeated on tomorrow at 2:40am)

Series VII

1. Tikka To Ride

First broadcast: Friday 17th January 1997

When the crew are recreated after their future selves killed them, Lister has bigger worries to consider such as Red Dwarf having run out of curry and lager! Going against the crew's advice, he uses the time drive to take them to a curry house in Liverpool, but accidentally they get taken to Dallas, the day that Kennedy was shot. The problems don't end there, as they knock the gunman out of a window and then end up having to sort things out so that the President still gets shot!

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2. Stoke Me A Clipper

First broadcast: Friday 24th January 1997

'Ace Rimmer', Rimmer's better looking alternate being, arrives on Red Dwarf dying and tries to train Rimmer into being the next Ace. Millions of alternate Rimmers had done it before him, so he believed that even the arrogant, slimy Rimmer must be able to do it. Deciding to go ahead, Rimmer pretends to leave as Ace and jets off to save the universe. Unfortunately, he doesn't quite get the catchprase right: "Stoke me a clipper, I'll be back for Christmas!"

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3. Ouroboros

First broadcast: Friday 31st January 1997

When two Red Dwarf realities collide, the Dwarfers encounter a alternate universe with a Cat, Kryten and a hologramatic version of Lister. And, of course, a Kochanski. Lister's delighted to see her again, and when the realities get separated and she's stranded on the wrong side, Kryten starts to get jealous that she'll take Lister away from him. Quickly, he goes about trying to find ways to send her back.

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4. Duct Soup

First broadcast: Friday 7th February 1997

Kochanski's finding life on the Dwarf with the boys a bit tough. No baths, pipes in her sleeping quarters that squeak and moan all night and chilled trainers in the fridge! When the ship takes a wrong turning, the crew end up crawling through the ducts all night. For some, it wasn't all a waste seeing as they found out some interesting things about each other!

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5. Blue

First broadcast: Friday 14th February 1997

Much to the surprise of the crew, Lister finds himself actually missing Rimmer now that he's left Red Dwarf! Kryten comes up with an idea to help by making a virtual tour of the life of Arnold Rimmer called "The Rimmer Experience". Afterwards, Lister will never miss Rimmer again...

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6. Beyond A Joke

First broadcast: Friday 21st February 1997

Kryten is fed up. He cooks the crew a delicious lobster meal, and they'd rather go in the artificial reality suite with Kochanski and play the 'Pride & Prejudice' game. He gets so angry, his head gets blown off and the crew have to venture into Simulant territory to try and get him another one. Big mistake!

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7. Epideme

First broadcast: Friday 28th February 1997

The crew discover a giant spacecraft in which they find the frozen body of Caroline Carmen, a former member of the Red Dwarf crew. They take the body back to Starbug, only to find out that it's a zombie that is being animated by an especially nasty virus called 'Epideme'. After a short while Lister becomes infected with Epideme and has only a short time to live. Kryten hooks up the Universal Language Translator and manages to establish communication with the virus. He tries to talk the virus out of killing Lister, but fails. As a last desperate measure, they force the virus into moving into Lister's arm, which is then amputated.

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8. Nanarchy

First broadcast: Friday 7th March 1997

Lister is finding it very difficult to get used to life with only one arm and Kryten's attempt to provide a acceptable artificial substitute fails, they decide Lister's only hope is if they can find some nanobots. The crew take Starbug back to the planet where they found the 'Esperanto' (see episode: 'Back To Reality'). They find some nanobots on board the ship and Kryten gets the tiny robots to build a new arm for Lister.

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Series VII Products

Red Dwarf VII

Red Dwarf VII

Release date: Monday 7th November 2005

When the generator and its back-up go down in the middle of the night, the crew has to crawl through the mile-long labyrinth of service ducts to restart their engines. On their journey they discover a few surprising things about one another - including what Lister once did on top...

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