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Series XI's episodes revealed - and advance screening news!

5 August, 2016

Well, we'd already given you a bit of an advance tease, by revealing a few weeks ago that episode one of Red Dwarf XI was called Twentica. But beyond that tantalising hint, we'd been keeping the rest of the series' info up our sleeves and under wraps. Until now. Because now, we can announce the remaining five titles for the upcoming series - and, what's more, the capsule synopses for all six episodes, to boot! So without further ado, Red Dwarf XI lines up as follows:

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1. TWENTICA

The Dwarfers find themselves in an alternative version of America where modern technology is prohibited, making Rimmer and Kryten illegal. The Dwarfers infiltrate the tech savvy underground and try to bring down the authoritarian regime.

2. SAMSARA

When the Dwarfers investigate a crashed ship at the bottom of an ocean moon, Lister and Cat become trapped together and Lister's nightmare begins. Meantime Rimmer and Kryten discover the ship is controlled by a dark force.

3. GIVE & TAKE

After an altercation with a deranged droid Lister has his kidneys organ-napped. The only solution is to ask Cat, the most selfish creature in the universe, to give him one of his.

4. OFFICER RIMMER

After a scandalous piece of good fortune Rimmer saves the life of a bio-printed Captain and is promoted, fulfilling his life-long dream of becoming an Officer. He immediately opens an Officer's club, which is out of bounds to the lower orders, and uses the bio-printer to fill it with versions of himself.

5. KRYSIS

Kryten has a mid-life crisis and changes his body cover from Mech grey to Ferrari red. The posse try and show him how much he's achieved in life by taking him to visit a mechanoid from his old fleet.

6. CAN OF WORMS

Cat takes time off from being in love with himself to fall head over heels in love with a lady Cat with a big secret.

Cor. A lot to take in, isn't there? A lady Cat? A mech from Kryten's old fleet? Multiple versions of Rimmer? It's fair to say that long-time fans aren't going to be disappointed by some of the places this series goes to - and these descriptions don't even cover the half of what happens in the episodes, which feature twists, turns, special guest stars, and absolute bucketfuls of laughs in the classic Red Dwarf tradition.

Now, the eagle-eyed among you who were at any recordings of these episodes may have noticed one particular detail: the running order of these six episodes is not the order that they were filmed in. This wasn't the case for Series X, but is otherwise something of a tradition on Red Dwarf - the order the episodes go out in is always given careful consideration, in order to balance out the series in the best way possible. And in case anyone was wondering, given the unusual situation of recording two series' worth of episodes back to back: yes, these are the six episodes recorded in the first block. Series XI and next year's Series XII are very distinctly separate from one-another!

Red Dwarf XI airs exclusively on Dave this coming September - and we hope to bring you news of exactly when you can get see it very soon. But if you want to see some of the series before it makes it to TV, then there's a special opportunity courtesy of a live screening at BAFTA in London.

The event takes place at the Princess Anne Theatre at 195 Piccadilly on Monday 12th September 2016, and will also feature a live Q&A with cast and crew afterwards. Tickets are available now to BAFTA members, but the general public will be able to buy them from 1pm today. Move quickly, though, as space is very limited and this one will go quickly!

Phew. We're excited. Are you excited?

Stay tuned here and at @RedDwarfHQ for the latest news every week!


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Eleven Down Under

Ratings Smash

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RDXI At Home

RDXI At Home

Eleven's Extras

Eleven's Extras

Merch Update

Merch Update

Let's Play

Let's Play

Cover Story

Cover Story

Reviews Roundup

Reviews Roundup

Points Of View

Points Of View

Topping The Charts

Topping The Charts

Shedding Some Light

Shedding Some Light

Season Pass

Season Pass

Dwarf On Disc

Dwarf On Disc

Samsara Rated

Samsara Rated

Play The Game

Play The Game

Twentica

Twentica

A New Beginning

A New Beginning

S-F-X You Know I Want It

S-F-X You Know I Want It

New Merchandise Launch

New Merchandise Launch

XI On Play

XI On Play

On The Big Screen

On The Big Screen

On The Repeat Trail

On The Repeat Trail

Six From Eleven

Six From Eleven

All The Way To Eleven

All The Way To Eleven

Running Order

Running Order

In The Picture

In The Picture

Ready For Take-Off

Ready For Take-Off

Red Dwarf XI - Coming Soon

Red Dwarf XI - Coming Soon

Starbuggered

Starbuggered

Tweet Treats

Tweet Treats

Begin Again... Again

Begin Again... Again

Standby For Action

Standby For Action

Begin Again

Begin Again

Sneak Peeks

Sneak Peeks

Going Up To Eleven

Going Up To Eleven

Just The Ticket

Just The Ticket

Be In Red Dwarf

Be In Red Dwarf

All That Series XI Chatter

All That Series XI Chatter

All That Reaction

All That Reaction

Red Dwarf Returns... Twice!

Red Dwarf Returns... Twice!

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