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Brand new Red Dwarf premieres on ABC2 on Thursday 19 Jan



Epically long running Brit scifi sitcom Red Dwarf has its Australian 11th season premiere on ABC2 on Thursday 19 January at 9.40pm

These days the show, which began on the BBC in the late 80’s, is more of an occasional thing and is made by UK Pay TV channel Dave. The crew are much older but definitely no wise.

Red Dwarf XI sees two of the Dwarfers’ dreams come true: Rimmer (Chris Barrie) accidentally saves a Space Corp Captain and is promoted to Officer, while Cat (Danny John-Jules) takes time off from loving himself to fall in love with a female cat with a very big secret.

Meanwhile, Lister (Craig Charles) wakes up to discover a deranged droid has stolen his body parts and Kryten (Robert Llewellyn) has a mid-life crisis and considers leaving the Dwarfers for a new younger crew.

In episode one, 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.

Writer and Director: Doug Naylor. Producers: Richard Naylor and Kerry Waddell. Executive Producers: Doug Naylor and Henry Normal. Baby Cow Productions for Dave in association with Grant Naylor Productions. Distributed by BBC Worldwide.

Cast: Craig Charles, Chris Barrie, Danny-John Jules, Robert Llewellyn,

Red Dwarf XI airs on Thursday 19 January 2017 from 9.40pm-10.10pm on ABC2