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Lister, Rimmer, Cat, and Kryten are coming home, as beloved sci-fi sitcom Red Dwarf returns to the BBC on iPlayer.

Every episode of the show’s classic run on the BBC is now available on iPlayer, as well as the acclaimed revived series including the recent feature length special ‘The Promised Land’, which originally aired on Dave.

Red Dwarf hasn’t been on the BBC since 2007, and the revived series has never been shown on the BBC before. In addition to Red Dwarf, the BBC is adding several other classic comedy boxsets to iPlayer including Kathy Burke’s vicious odd couple sitcom Gimme Gimme Gimme and Spencer Jones’ Mister Winner.

Dan McGolpin, Director of BBC iPlayer and Channels says: “The strangest gang in space are back on the BBC - with classic episodes of Red Dwarf right from the very beginning touching down soon. Whatever makes you chuckle, there is a series waiting for you on BBC iPlayer.”

The beloved sci-fi comedy was originally created by Rob Grant and Doug Naylor. 6 Music DJ Craig Charles stars as Dave Lister, a low ranked caretaker on board the city-sized mining ship Red Dwarf who finds himself the last remaining human being alive after an accident kills the rest of the crew.

He wakes after 3 million years in suspended animation, his only companions the hologram of his pernickety and contemptuous bunkmate Rimmer, a creature that evolved from his pet cat, named Cat, ship’s computer Holly, and Kryten - an android they rescue from a shipwreck.

The series ran for eight series on the BBC from 1988 to 1997, before being revived on Dave for three full series and a feature length special titled ‘The Promised Land’.

12 series of Red Dwarf come to BBC iPlayer on Tuesday 20 June.


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