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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Red Dwarf prequel planned

A prequel to Red Dwarf is currently in development, co-creator Rob Grant has revealed. However, few other details about the project - currently titled Red Dwarf: Titan - are known.

British Comedy Guide, 6th November 2023

British comedy's US disasters

As media continues to become more globally inclusive (largely thanks to the rise of streaming services) the idea of remaking anything to fit another culture is gradually becoming more of an outdated concept. But in the past, American TV producers have repeatedly tried and failed to remake many beloved British sitcoms with terrible consequences.

Jazzy Janey, The Comedy Blog, 2nd September 2023

Red Dwarf added to iPlayer

All twelve series of Red Dwarf have been added to BBC iPlayer. It's the first time they've been available together in one place.

British Comedy Guide, 20th June 2023

How Red Dwarf fandom broke all the rules

Red Dwarf co-creator Doug Naylor and Fan Club chair James Bull reveal how the show's relationship with its fans saw it thrive and revived.

Abigail Chandler, The Companion, 12th April 2023

More trouble about the Red Dwarf

For obvious reasons, ephemera surrounding the first series of Red Dwarf is like gold dust. One of these pieces of ephemera has become widely known about and distributed: an off-air trail for the first episode The End made it onto the Series 1 Red Dwarf DVD release in 2002.

Dirty Feed, 27th March 2023

Red Dwarf at 35: From bumpy beginnings to a cherished cult classic

Co-creator Doug Naylor and cast member Danny John-Jules reflect on the past, present and future of the iconic sci-fi comedy.

Radio Times, 25th March 2023

The story of the Red Dwarf film that never was

For many years, there were attempts to get a Red Dwarf film made - we take a look at why they didn't work out...

John Abbitt, Film Stories, 13th March 2023

BBC Four to repeat comedy classics

To link in with the celebrations of 100 years of the BBC, from Saturday 22nd October BBC Four will begin broadcasting classic episodes of sitcoms and sketch shows.

British Comedy Guide, 14th October 2022

Tales from BBC North West's scene dock

An article looking at the perhaps surprising links between the sets of Red Dwarf and ChuckleVision.

John Hoare, Dirty Feed, 10th July 2022

Red Dwarf: how the groundbreaking show helped create sci-fi comedy

After watching sci-fi films gain popularity at the movies in the 1980s, comedians Rob Grant and Doug Naylor thought, as they tell Ganymede & Titan, "it was about time the working class had a shot in space."

Rose McQuirter, Movie Web, 10th May 2022

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