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Both series of the boys from the dwarf’s new adventures will shoot back to back later this year. They will air in 2016 and 2017 respectively. Before then, Dave have added a bespoke collection of Dwarf episodes to their online streaming service UKTV Play, to tide you over in the meantime.
It’s no surprise, really, considering that Red Dwarf: Back To Earth (the first new episodes of the show to be shown on Dave) earned the status of biggest non-terrestrial commission, »
Cult sci-fi sitcom Red Dwarf has been recommissioned by digital broadcaster Dave for two more series. The news was announced at the Dwarf-based Dimension Jump convention yesterday.
Created by Rob Grant and Doug Naylor and originally produced by the BBC between the late Eighties and late Nineties, the show’s central concept follows a mismatched team of (now quite old) space travellers killing time on a vast ship whose crew were wiped out by a nuclear explosion. Cast members have come and gone, but the core group of Craig Charles (Lister), Chris Barrie (Rimmer) and Danny John-Jules (Cat) have remained constant over four decades. Robert Llewellyn joined the group as mechanoid Kryten in Series 3 and has been a fixture ever since.
Following an attempt to finance a big screen version, the show was revived in 2009 for the awful miniseries Back To Earth, before its new home took the plunge and »
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"Steve originally asked for more shows back in 2012 but frustratingly it's taken until now to get our ducks in a row and all the boys available at the same time. Now they are, we're all absolutely delighted."
The British actor - who plays Officer Dwayne Myers in the BBC crime series - told Digital Spy that he would welcome Chris Barrie, Craig Charles and Robert Llewellyn on the set if the chance came along.
"It would be really interesting," he said. "I think that providing they didn't bring them in to play a Rimmer-esque character or a Lister-esque character, I suppose anything's possible.
"We've had many other famous people performing in Death in Paradise so I don't see why not. We might."
Speaking about the show's growing popularity, he said: "It's one of those shows »
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