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 (12 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.

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Series VII, Episode 2 - Stoke Me A Clipper

'Ace Rimmer', Rimmer's better looking alternate being, arrives on Red Dwarf dying and tries to train Rimmer into being the next Ace.

Further details

'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!"

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 24th January 1997
Time
9pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 9th September 2012 11:00am Dave
Saturday 28th February 2015 2:20pm Dave
Sunday 21st June 2015 11:20pm Dave
Saturday 12th December 2015 9:20pm Dave
Sunday 10th April 2016 2:40pm Dave
Thursday 15th September 2016 3:30am Dave
Thursday 29th September 2016 10:20pm Dave
Friday 30th September 2016 2:55am Dave

Cast & crew

Cast
Chris Barrie Rimmer
Craig Charles Lister
Danny John-Jules Cat
Robert Llewellyn Kryten
Guest cast
Chris Barrie Ace Rimmer
Brian Cox King
Ken Morley Captain Voorhese
Sarah Alexander Queen
John Thomson Good Knight
Alison Senior Princess Bonjella
Mark Carlisle Lieutenant
Mark Lingwood Gestapo Officer
Kai Maurer Soldier
Stephan Grothgar Soldier
Andy Gell Soldier
Writing team
Doug Naylor Writer
Paul Alexander Writer
Production team
Ed Bye Director
Ed Bye Producer
Doug Naylor Executive Producer
Graham Hutchings Editor
Mel Bibby Production Designer
Howard Goodall Composer
Ray De-Haan Stunts
Andreas Petrides Stunts

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