Red Dwarf ... Back to Earth

The Emmy award-winning sci-fi sitcom series, Red Dwarf, is back.  Nine years on from the last episode, the crew are older, but still none the wiser.  The intergalactic comedy series that took viewers on a joyride three million years into the future finally heads back to Earth.

In this most anticipated return, fresh mayhem unfolds as Lister’s (Craig Charles) busy day of annoying Rimmer (Chris Barrie) is interrupted by the discovery of a dimension-hopping monster in the ship’s mile-deep water tank.

Rimmer’s gross incompetence triggers the arrival of his replacement, Katerina (Sophie Winkleman), who is determined to guide Red Dwarf back to its home planet. But Earth 2009 is not everything the boys expected and Rimmer has no intention of being replaced.

Discovering they are destined to die, Lister, Rimmer, Cat (Danny John Jules) and Kryten (Robert Llewellyn) – in the best Blade Runner tradition – track down those responsible for their creation…and plead for their lives.

First shown in 1988, Red Dwarf attracted first-run audiences in excess of eight million in the UK. It has been broadcast in more than 30 countries across the globe and remains as popular as ever.

You Tube features almost 3,000 clips, Facebook has more than 500 appreciation groups and Bebo has over 50,000 entries. The official Red Dwarf website gets over two million page requests every month.

Showing on ABC2 8:00pm Monday, December 7 & 8:00pm Monday, December 14.  Check out a preview by clicking on this article's title above.

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