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.

Series VII, Episode 7 - Epideme

The crew discover a giant spacecraft in which they find the frozen body of Caroline Carmen, a former member of the Red Dwarf crew.

Further details

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.

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 28th February 1997
Time
9pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Craig Charles Lister
Danny John-Jules Cat
Robert Llewellyn Kryten
Chloƫ Annett Kochanski
Guest cast
Nicky Leatherbarrow Caroline Carmen
Gary Martin Epideme
Writing team
Doug Naylor Writer
Paul Alexander Writer
Production team
Ed Bye Director
Ed Bye Producer
Doug Naylor Executive Producer
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