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 8 - Only The Good...

Now that the Dwarfers are on probation, Rimmer is at the Captain's every beckoned call. He still vows that he will become an officer one day, but Captain Hollister doubts his chances.

Further details

Now that the Dwarfers are on probation, Rimmer is at the Captain's every beckoned call. He still vows that he will become an officer one day, but Captain Hollister doubts his chances. Meanwhile, when an escape pod lands on Red Dwarf, it infects the ship with a corrosive life form. It begins to eat away at the ship, putting the crew in immense danger. Some of the crew manage to escape, but the prisoners are left on board to die.

The Dwarfers work out a way to find a formula to combat the virus by creating a way to enter a mirror universe. As Rimmer steps through the mirror, the machine they made to enter and exit the universe breaks. Rimmer is stuck there for a while, and when he manages to leave with the formula, everyone has gone. He finds that the formula solution he has has turned back into a formula for the virus because he's left the mirror universe. He passes out after the dispensing machine fires a drinks can at him, and watches as the grim reaper comes to claim him. Surprisingly, Rimmer kicks the grim reaper and tells him that only the good die young!

Broadcast details

Date
Monday 5th April 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
Graham McTavish Warden Ackerman
Guest cast
Ricky Grover Baxter
Heidi Monsen Talia
Tony Slattery Dispensing Machine
David Verrey Big Meat
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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