The Boys from the Dwarf - Red Dwarf, that is - are back on our screens soon with six new episodes commissioned and made especially for lad’s non-terrestrial channel Dave. Red Dwarf X, filmed across December 2011 - January 2012, has come about because of the ratings (if not critical) success of the Red Dwarf: Back to Earth mini-series (officially recognised as the ninth series of the show) on the channel in 2009. The series has been written by series co-creator Doug Naylor and the show’s original core cast - Chris Barrie as Rimmer, Craig Charles as Dave Lister and Danny John-Jules as The Cat, along with Robert Llewellyn as fussy service mechanoid Kryten (who joined the regular cast in series 3) - are back for the new six-episode run. Dave (the channel, not Lister) has now formally revealed the titles of the individual episodes in the new series as follows:
1 - Trojan
2 - Fathers and Suns
3 - Lemons
4 - Entanglement
5 - Dear Dave
6 - The Beginning
Fans are already speculating that the final episode will constitute a series finale as the very first episode of the show, screened on BBC2 back in 1988, was entitled ‘The End’ - however Naylor has recently dropped broad hints than a further series may be on the cards for 2013.
Red Dwarf X is expected to arrive on Dave in October.
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