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Red Dwarf

BBC science-fiction comedy drama television programme

Red Dwarf

Director Ed Bye
Genre science fiction and comedy-drama
Production company Baby Cow Productions
Country of origin United Kingdom
Number of episodes 73
Number of seasons 12

About Red Dwarf

Red Dwarf: The Cult Classic That Defied Gravity

In 1988, a British sci-fi sitcom premiered on BBC Two that would go on to become a cult classic. Red Dwarf, created by Rob Grant and Doug Naylor, followed the misadventures of the last surviving human, Dave Lister (played by Craig Charles), and his motley crew of a hologram, a humanoid cat, and a mechanoid, as they traveled through space on the titular mining ship.

The show's unique blend of humor, science fiction, and character-driven storytelling quickly won over audiences and critics alike. Its witty writing, memorable characters, and imaginative world-building made it a hit with fans of all ages. The show's popularity led to a loyal fanbase, conventions, merchandise, and even a spin-off book series.

Red Dwarf's success can be attributed to its ability to balance comedy and drama, as well as its willingness to tackle complex themes such as identity, mortality, and the nature of reality. The show's use of practical effects and models also gave it a distinct visual style that set it apart from other sci-fi shows of the time.

Despite its initial success, Red Dwarf faced several setbacks over the years, including a hiatus in the mid-90s and a controversial decision to replace one of its main cast members. However, the show has continued to endure, with new episodes airing as recently as 2020.

Red Dwarf's legacy can be seen in the numerous sci-fi comedies that have followed in its wake, as well as the continued devotion of its fans. It remains a beloved and influential piece of science fiction television that defied gravity and expectations.


- "Red Dwarf: The Making of a Cult Classic" by Paul Alexander

- "Red Dwarf: The Official Website" (

- "Red Dwarf: The Complete Collection" DVD box set.

Main cast and crew

Cast and crew listed below. See if you can find out who is who from the stats below.


76 years, 7 months, 24 days


51 years, 10 months, 26 days

Born first

31 October 1946

Born last

25 July 1971

Other cast and crew

Supporting cast and crew listed below. See if you can find out who is who from the stats below.


72 years, 29 days


30 years, 9 months, 13 days

Born first

10 November 1932

Died first

22 June 1997

Born last

31 August 1992

Died last

5 July 2022

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