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 VIII, Episode 6 - Pete: Part One

Lister and Rimmer are in trouble again, after putting a truth serum into Mr Ackerman's asthma inhaler.

Further details

Lister and Rimmer are in trouble again, after putting a truth serum into Mr Ackerman's asthma inhaler. As a punishment, they have to play a basketball game with the prisoners verses the guards. The guards are way ahead in the first half, but Lister and Rimmer have had another plan. They've put a virility drug into all the guards' half time drinks and thankfully, it does the trick and enables them to win.

Meanwhile, Kryten, Kochanski and the Cat are off with the canaries to rescue their missing mission group. They find them frozen in time by a time wand that can digitalise time. While Rimmer and Lister are facing another punishment for stealing a virus to eat potato skins, they are put in the hole with a strange old man called Birdman who has a pet sparrow called Pete. Bob the scutter helps them escape, but unfortunately the excitement of being freed kills the sparrow. Rimmer and Lister are confused to find all the crew frozen in time, and when they find Kochanski, Cat and Kryten enjoying a meal on the cargo bay, they explain all about the time wand. Kryten says he could probably restore Pete to a time when he was young and strong. However, he accidentally turns him into a dinosaur instead!

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 25th March 1999
Time
9pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Chris Barrie Rimmer
Craig Charles Lister
Danny John-Jules Cat
Robert Llewellyn Kryten
Norman Lovett Holly
Chloƫ Annett Kochanski
Mac McDonald Captain Hollister
Graham McTavish Warden Ackerman
Guest cast
Shend Warden Knot
Andrew Alston Mex
Holly Earl Young Kochanski
Perri Michael Young Cat
Ricky Grover Baxter
Ian Masters Birdman
Writing team
Doug Naylor Writer
Paul Alexander Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Ed Bye Director
Ed Bye Producer
Doug Naylor Executive Producer
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