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‘Red Dwarf’ Returning To TV With 3 New Episodes In 2025

Boys from the Dwarf are back!

by Dave Elliott

Our beloved Red Dwarf is apparently returning for 3 new episodes (or another 90-minute special depending on how they cut it) according to reports.

The legendary British sci-fi comedy stars Chris Barrie (Rimmer), Craig Charles (Lister), Danny John-Jules (Cat) Robert Llewellyn (Kryten), with Norman Lovett as Holly, the much-loved ship’s computer.

We should point out that this hasn’t come through an official press release but was revealed by Kryten himself, Robert Llewellyn, on his Fully Charged YouTube channel. He said it was a “90-minute special, three half-hours. So yes, we are making more. I can’t believe I’ve agreed to do it, I’m insane. I’m much too old.” He also confirmed filming was set to begin in September 2024, with it being released in 2025.

It’s been a while since we’ve seen “the boys from the Dwarf” who last showed up in 2020 for the special ‘Red Dwarf: The Promised Land’ on UKTV’s Dave channel. The delay in the show’s return was due to some legal issues over who owns the rights to the property…

The series was originally created by writing duo and childhood friends Rob Grant and Doug Naylor from a sketch called ‘Dave Hollins: Space Cadet’ on the Radio 4 series ‘Son of Cliché’  back in the mid-80s. The show eventually made it to air on the BBC in 1988, with the duo forming the production company Grant Naylor Productions in 1990 to manage ‘Red Dwarf’. The series continued on the BBC until 1999, and was later revived by UKTV’s Dave in 2009. Rob Grant stopped writing on the show in the mid-90s after Season 6, however, Grant Naylor Productions continued under Doug Naylor, with Rob Grant also remaining as a board member. However, in March 2020, Naylor alleged that he was removed from the board of the company, whilst the company claimed he had resigned. The company also claimed that they retained the rights to ‘Red Dwarf’, which resulted in (rather understandably) a legal action being brought against the company by Naylor. The dispute was finally resolved in March 2023, with Naylor returning to the board of the Grant Naylor Productions.

In June 2023 the entire run of the series finally returned to its original broadcast home on the BBC, with all seasons being uploaded to iPlayer. We’d assume these new episodes will also be for UKTV’s Dave, but, I stress again, nothing has been officially confirmed.

Whilst we wait for some official news, you can watch the entire run of ‘Red Dwarf‘ on BBC iPlayer right now. If you want to keep track of this or any other show, you can add it via our Never Miss system, and you’ll be notified when it gets a UK premiere date.

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