As I mentioned when I introduced mysrlf in the express lift, I read the novels first before seeing (repeats of)the shows. Thinking back I probably had seen something of the originals but I can't have been more than eight or nine at the time, and don't remember that much. What really swung it for me was seing the repeats on BBC2 one Christmas.(Around 2000, maybe?) I was single at the time and working hectic shifts in a restaurant, so I really enjoyed chilling out, laughing my a**e off and drinking a glass of Pinot Grigio, while watching Red Dwarf. Good Times. I think they screend all the episodes in cronological order,(Please feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.)and I loved them all!