Unlike most people, I am fond of most of Red Dwarf. There are few episodes that detract from the series as a whole for me and I generally see the positives in most episodes. I tend to be particularly fond of series VII and although it’s not my favourite, I always enjoy Beyond a Joke whereas I gather for most, this was the series howler. I’m interested in hearing what doesn’t work for people about Beyond a Joke, and also what does work for them. As a side note, I know that Robert played a part of the writing on this episode, though as I understand it he originally intended it to have a lesser role for Kryten yet effectively ended up with twice as much. Any info as to what the original concept of the episode would have been like? How much of Robert’s writing actually survived subsequent rewrites and editing? Any comments from Robert or Doug on this episode in particular?