Red Dwarf (1988– )
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The crew discover a ship that has a cure for evil.


Doug Naylor


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

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Episode cast overview:
Chris Barrie ... Rimmer
Craig Charles ... Lister
Danny John-Jules ... Cat
Robert Llewellyn ... Kryten
Adrian Lukis Adrian Lukis ... Professor Telford
Ryan Gage ... Hitler
Chloe Hawkins Chloe Hawkins ... Messalina
Callum Coates Callum Coates ... Stalin
Philippe Spall ... Vlad the Impaler


Crash-landing on a foreign planet the crew shelter from a sand-storm in what turns out to be a rehabilitation unit. Here Professor Shaul Telford has cryogenically preserved Hitler, Stalin, Messalina and Vlad the Impaler, having cured them of their evil tendencies. Cat is annoyed that he cannot tempt Messalina whilst Lister angers Rimmer by jamming with a very camp Hitler but when all the Red Dwarf crew discover that someone is trying to murder them they wonder how successful the experiment has been - and whether Cat can be trusted not to side with the psychopathic killer. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Comedy | Sci-Fi


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Release Date:

12 October 2017 (UK) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

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


This is not the first time the Red Dwarf crew have interacted with Hitler - in season six's Out of Time, the crew met a future version of themselves that had abandoned all morality and, off screen had dined with the Hitlers. This time line was erased when Rimmer destroyed the time travel device. See more »


Lister jams with Hitler on guitar. However in previous episodes, Lister could only play the guitar badly. Here he plays the guitar competently. See more »


Cat: Hitler? Isn't he dead? I thought he died playing Golf.
Rimmer: He was in Berlin, you goit, in a bunker. He poisoned his partner and shot himself.
Cat: Golf can do that to you.
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Red Dwarf on top form
20 October 2017 | by dave-03795See all my reviews

This is a clever episode, funny, and with no "fat" -- everything is essential to the story.

Can evil be cured? A nice sci-fi topic, and handled very well here, with interesting reactions from the Dwarf crew and a strong ending.

I thought season X was good, season XI was better; XII is off to a promising start.

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