The boys from the Dwarf return to Dave next year along with a series of documentaries looking back at three decades of the show.
“I’m really excited to get back on board with the boys from the Dwarf. I can’t wait to discuss Robert’s prostate problems, Chris Barrie’s hip replacement and have a proper look at Danny’s new dentures whilst they marvel at the agelessness of the Charles physique. I will surely require the services of a chiropractor after dragging these doddering misfits through what promises to be our most epic adventure yet.” – Craig Charles
UKTV has confirmed that Red Dwarf will return to Dave next year for its first ever feature length special, or as fans have been calling it a ‘television movie’ of the long running space comedy.
Craig Charles, Chris Barrie, Danny John-Jules and Robert Llewellyn are back as Lister, Rimmer, The Cat and Kryten, in an all-new story written and directed by series co-creator Doug Naylor.
The special will be filmed on location and at Pinewood in front of a live studio audience. To celebrate the return of the small rouge one, Dave has also commissioned a series of documentaries, that will offer fans the definitive story of the show from day one – over thirty years ago – right up to the present day. The Red Dwarf Retrospectives will include rare and un-broadcast material, as well as new interviews with cast and crew.
Since Dave debuted Red Dwarf:Back To Earth to over two million overnight viewers on Good Friday in 2009, there have been three further full series. The most recent, series XII, appeared on screens in 2017 and garnered some of the finest critical notices the show has ever received.
Red Dwarf airs on Dave in 2020. The Red Dwarf gang have most recently been seen in their respective characters as part of an advert for AA.
‘I’m absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity of making more Red Dwarf. UKTV has been a never-ending source of support and encouragement since we first started working together ten years ago. Can’t wait to start shooting a format that I don’t think has ever been done before. Smoke me a kipper, we’re back and not just for breakfast.” – Doug Naylor
UKTV’s Dave is found on Freeview 19, Sky 111, Virgin 127, YouView 19, Freesat 157, BT & TalkTalk 19