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Back to Earth (Part One) 

Lister's busy day of annoying Rimmer is interrupted by the discovery of something in the ship's mile-deep water tank.


Doug Naylor


Rob Grant (creator), Doug Naylor (creator) | 1 more credit »




Episode complete credited cast:
Chris Barrie ... Rimmer
Craig Charles ... Lister
Danny John-Jules ... Cat
Robert Llewellyn ... Kryten
Sophie Winkleman ... Katerina


Lister's busy day of annoying Rimmer is interrupted by the discovery of something in the ship's mile-deep water tank.

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Release Date:

10 April 2009 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Red Dwarf: Back to Earth See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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Did You Know?


The photo of Kochanski at Kochanski's grave is a publicity photo of Chloe Annett as Kochanski from Series 7. See more »


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!
Rimmer: Lister
[picks up his text book]
Rimmer: you need to get a life!
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Alternate Versions

Released to DVD both as individual episodes and edited together into a "Director's Cut" feature-length film version. See more »


Featured in Red Dwarf: The Making of 'Back to Earth' (2009) See more »


Red Dwarf Theme
Written by Howard Goodall
Performed by Jenna Russell
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Off to a good start
10 April 2009 | by moby1974See all my reviews

Well 1st one is down and was it good?........well I have liked the show from the start, not a big t-shirt wearing fan lol but enough to catch each show and so when I heard about this and fact it's been so long and the film that never happened....well I did not hold much hope and felt that this was going to be cheap and unfunny and done for die hard fans who will swear no matter how bad it was that it was funny.......but this is not the case, what they have done is taken a risk and spent more money on it than I ever thought they would, it's not ILM effects but it's very good for a show of its kind, and though the effects have changed its to see the guys have not, they seem to be back into their roles as though they had only been away for a few weeks from our screens, yes more wrinkles here and there but they all hit their lines of a script hats just as good as past ones, yes it's only been one show but if this is signs of things to come then all should be good......but one odd thing is no studio laughter, I don't need a hint to tell me it's funny and where to laugh but just feels odd after all these years.

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