Red Dwarf Specials

A summary of the news so far.

27 March, 2009

For those of you who are new to - welcome! For those who've come back after a while away - welcome back! No doubt the return of Red Dwarf to TV screens has you hopping about with excitement. Well, lower your other leg, stand firm and take in all the details.

Red Dwarf Specials

1. Three New Specials

Showing on Dave:
Friday, April 10th: Red Dwarf: Back to Earth - Part One
Saturday, April 11th: Red Dwarf: Back to Earth - Part Two
Sunday, April 12th: Red Dwarf: Back to Earth - Part Three

Those three new shows are what it's all about. A trilogy of 24-minute episodes that will bring Dave Lister and the gang right back down to their planet of origin.

2. The Making of Back to Earth

Showing on Sunday, April 12th will be a documentary revealing some of the behind-the-scenes work that went into the new specials.

3. And You Can See Them All Again

Monday, April 13th will see all three episodes, plus the documentary, repeated. Sit back and take in the whole damn thing in one convenient evening.

4. It's Showing On Dave

The digital station has become Red Dwarf's new home.

5. The Boys Are Back

Chris Barrie (Rimmer), Craig Charles (Lister), Danny John-Jules (Cat) and Robert Llewellyn (Kryten) are all back!

6. Special Guest Star

Cast in the role of Katerina Bartikovsky, former Red Dwarf science officer and rival for Rimmer's role as ship's hologram, is Peep Show's Sophie Winkleman.

7. Four Whole Nights Of Dwarf

As you can see from the Dave schedule, the Easter weekend is ultra-Dwarfy, with classic episodes and outtakes being shown alongside the new programmes.

8. It'll Look Like Never Before

Lighting, design and visual effects are all at never-before-seen levels. This production has been shot like a movie, with the production values beyond anything the show has ever had. Back to Earth will also feature several 'virtual sets' to create unseen areas of the ship.

9. Brand New Sleeping Quarters

A whole new set has been created for Rimmer and Lister to crash in - and you can see more of it here.

10. A Visit To Coronation Street

For the first day of a 14-day shoot, the cast and crew shot interiors and exteriors on the set of Coronation Street. Find out more about the day here.

There are a million and one reasons to watch Back to Earth this Easter. These are just ten. Share your excitement on our Forum.

Back to Earth begins on April 10th on Dave.

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