Digital Dwarf

Get your online Red Dwarf fix this Christmas.

23 December, 2011

It's late on Christmas day. You're full of turkey and sprouts, Auntie Mabel's just pilfered the last of the Quality Street, and Doctor Who isn't on for a few hours. As the threat of another game of charades looms, wouldn't it be great if you could just reach out to your laptop, tablet or phone and get a fix of Red Dwarf action instead?

Well, we've got news for you. You're never more than a click away from Red Dwarf this festive season - so even if you're separated from your precious Just the Shows boxsets by motorways and snow, there are countless ways to keep up with the latest news and revisit your favourite moments online and on-demand...


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Sometimes, we know, the DVDs just don't do it. I mean, they're over the other side of the room, and everything. That's why every single episode of Red Dwarf ever produced is available for instant purchase and download in lovely high-quality format for your PC, Mac or mobile iOS device.

And you don't have to scrabble your way through search results, either - because we've got a dedicated Red Dwarf room on the iTunes store. Lovely, isn't it? As well as buying the episodes either individually or by series, you can also pick up a special package, Doug Naylor's Definitive Dwarf, in which Doug chooses his nine favourite episodes across the original eight series.

And that's not all - if you're an App fan, The Dibblifier and the Red Dwarf Soundboard can also be found right there in the Red Dwarf Room, as well as on the App Store.

Global iPlayer

Don't live in a country that can buy the series on iTunes? Never fear. Now available on all Apple's iOS devices - that's the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch to you - the BBC's Global iPlayer app offers a huge variety of BBC and other UK-produced TV content that includes Red Dwarf series I-III, for a monthly fee. It's currently available to viewers in Germany, Italy, Spain, France, The Republic of Ireland, The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Portugal, Switzerland, Austria, Australia, Finland, Denmark, Sweden and Canada. Rumours of a rollout to Mimas and Io early next year are, sadly, as yet unfounded.


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If you're in the mood for a quick Dwarfy fix, there are nearly one hundred clips on BBC Worldwide's YouTube channel, handpicked to represent the series' greatest and most popular moments. To give you a sample, here are the ten most popular videos...

  1. Tongue Tied
  2. Rimmer and Cat's Inquisition
  3. Does anyone want any toast?
  4. Ace Rimmer, what a guy!
  5. They're dead, Dave
  6. Psychiatric Counsellor
  7. The Trial
  8. It's a banana
  9. Wilma Flintstone
  10. Obscene phone call

Social Media

As you can't fail to have seen in recent weeks, social media has gone Red Dwarf crazy - our official Facebook and Twitter pages have been a roaring success so far, especially when running ticket competitions and publishing exclusive photos! If you're not following them already, then we really have to wonder what you're doing with your life...

And there's us, of course! With shooting well underway, the perfect place for all your chatter about the new series is our lively Forum, while you can catch up on all the latest info with our handy FAQ. If you're keen to see when the series is next showing where you are, check out the TV and Radio listings, while you can bolster your Red Dwarf knowledge with the Space Corps Database and then test yourself - or Auntie Mabel - with our quizzes.

From everyone at, have a great holiday season and a happy new year!

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