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"Red Dwarf" Back to Earth (Part One) (2009)

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TV Series:
Original Air Date:
10 April 2009 (Season 9, Episode 1)
Life has not been the same since the nanabots re-created Red Dwarf, and now Lister and Rimmer are forced to take on the guards in a basketball game... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Painful, self gratifying rubbish See more (28 total) »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Doug Naylor 
Writing credits
Rob Grant (creator) &
Doug Naylor (creator)

Doug Naylor  written by

Produced by
Charles Armitage .... executive producer
Andrew Ellard .... associate producer
Jo Howard .... line producer
Jo Howard .... producer
Doug Naylor .... executive producer
Helen Norman .... producer
Original Music by
Howard Goodall 
Cinematography by
Andy Martin (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Nick Ames (off-line editor)
Casting by
Linda Glover 
Production Design by
Mark Harris 
Art Direction by
Alex Lemonis 
Costume Design by
Howard Burden 
Makeup Department
Christine Allsopp .... makeup artist
Andrea Finch .... makeup designer
Sarah Pickering .... makeup artist
Norma Webb .... makeup artist
Barrie Gower .... prosthetic makeup sculptor: kryten (uncredited)
Production Management
Becky Page .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Vikki Dale .... second assistant director
James Farmer .... third assistant director
Jo Howard .... first assistant director
Nick Rae .... first assistant director
Mike Seymour .... second unit director
Art Department
Nik Afia .... storyboard artist
Ben Bagley .... standby props
Graeme Callander .... storyboard artist
Jane Gilchrist .... standby props
Adam Harris .... standby props
Natasha Jones .... art department coordinator
Karen Krizanovich .... property buyer
Humayun Mirza .... storyboard artist
Mark Papworth .... standby props
Morgan Parker .... standby props
Antony Parnell .... standby props
Steve Register .... property master
Bill Thomas .... props
Luke Whitelock .... standby props
Sound Department
Chris Ashworth .... sound recordist
Louis Franklin .... boom operator
Paul Hickey .... boom operator
Mark Owen .... dubbing mixer
Robert Brazier .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Ed Colyer .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Glen Gathard .... sfx/foley editor (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Vipin Agrawal .... digital compositor
Mike Seymour .... visual effects supervisor
Simon Blackledge .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Kenneth Bonde .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Mark Dascoli .... digital artist (uncredited)
Ian Douglas .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Marijn Eken .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Matthew Graham .... visual effects producer (uncredited)
André Hedetoft .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Jose Herrera .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Jeff Heusser .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Leonid Karachko .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Matt Leonard .... animator (uncredited)
Richard Levene .... animator (uncredited)
Eric Mainzer .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Yannick Meillier .... visual effects (uncredited)
John Montgomery .... visual effects producer (uncredited)
Igor Ryabchuk .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Jimmy Shen .... visual effects (uncredited)
Johan Sundkvist .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Rachel Uwa .... visual effects coordinator (uncredited)
Thorsten Wolf .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Barker .... rigger
Chris Bird .... electrician
Mark Funnell .... electrician
Trevor Henen .... focus puller
Jason Iqbal .... camera assistant
Sam Kite .... electrician
Alun Knott .... camera operator (as Al Knott)
Stefan Lissner .... best boy
Dean Morris .... grip
Bob O'Brian .... electrician
Neil Purcell .... camera operator
Jim Russell .... gaffer
Taylor Russell .... electrician
Richard Shaw .... camera assistant
Alexander Liam Taylor .... focus puller (as Alex Taylor)
Deane Thrussell .... digital imaging technician
Grant Wiesinger .... rigger
Animation Department
Pete Reynolds .... animator (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carly Griffith .... costumes
Fraser Purfit .... costumes
Editorial Department
Nick Adams .... colorist
Nick King .... on-line editor
Other crew
Bernd Clayton .... production team
Bob Cranston .... archive source
Stan Fus .... location manager
Karen Hinton .... production accountant
Susan Lawton .... script supervisor
Richard Naylor .... production team
Becky Page .... production coordinator
Lisa Perrin .... commissioning executive: Dave
Stacey Skinner .... production team
Charlie Squire .... production team
Robert Turnbull .... production team
Christopher Watson .... production team
Crew believed to be complete

Production CompaniesDistributors
  • Dave (2009) (UK) (TV)
Special EffectsOther Companies

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In the opening minutes, during the scene where Lister is ironing, a Staples brand "Easy" button is visible on the desk in the center of the room.See more »
Continuity: Lister is ironing and has put the tomato he was eating to his right on the ironing board. From one shot to the other he suddenly has the tomato in his hand again.See more »
[Rimmer realises Lister is winding him up]
Rimmer:Was it really worth it, Listy? Hours and hours and hours of planning for 8 seconds of pleasure?
Lister:Sounds like the last time you had sex!
[picks up his text book]
Rimmer:you need to get a life!
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23 out of 41 people found the following review useful.
Painful, self gratifying rubbish, 2 February 2010
Author: Not War (NotWar) from Wales

I didn't have high hopes for Red Dwarf: Back to Earth, back when it was announced. It had been a while since they had made anything, and times they had a-changed since.

However I tried to remain positive, remembering the good things about Red Dwarf; so when it aired on Dave, I watched. All three painfully unfunny episodes.

I want that time back.

I just cannot begin to fathom how so many people could think that this was even remotely a decent "mini-series" - the jokes were stupid, the references they made to the show during the bulk of the episodes were horrible and self indulgent and everything just made me cringe and wish none of it had ever happened.

I hope and pray they don't decide to make a new series, based on how bloody awful this three parter was. Regardless of what I read on the internet - die hard fans refusing to see the truth about their "beloved series"; I think the scene at Christmas in HMV sealed the deal. The shelves bursting with sad looking Back to Earth DVDs nobody wanted.

Avoid like your life depends on it. Your sanity sure does.

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