Red Dwarf: Specials

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Oct 16
1992

Unaired US Pilot 1

This was a failed attempt in 1992 to make an “Americanized” version of the hit British sci-fi comedy. Two pilots were filmed after the producers replaced the actors…

2

Unaired US Pilot 2

Not so long ago,
in a Universe
not so far away,
there was a TV show,
which chronicled
the adventures of
the biggest bunch of
whacked o…

3 Nov 13
1998

Children in Need

The crew of Blue Midget pick up a transmission from 1998’s Children in Need, with Terry Wogan encouraging people to make donations. After some talk over what to do, Rimme…

4 Feb 15
1998

Red Dwarf Night

To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Red Dwarf, the BBC held a special 2 hour Red Dwarf Night filled with fun and excitement for all Dwarfers.
T…

5 Jan 01
1994

Smeg Ups - Series I

A comical collection of out-takes from the popular TV sci-fi comedy series.

6 Jan 01
1995

Smeg Outs

The hilarious sequel to Smeg Ups.
In Space No-One Can Hear You Scream “Cut”!

Join Kryten and Lister as they take you on a journey into a plane of rea…

7 Nov 12
2007

Bodysnatcher

Bodysnatcher was a partly finished script that was written but unused for the first series of the BBC sci-fi sitcom Red Dwarf.

To headline th…

8 Feb 28
1988

Can’t Smeg Won’t Smeg

The crew of Starbug are transported to the Can’t Cook Won’t Cook studio to see who can cook a better vindaloo. It’s Lister and Kryten vs. Rimmer and the Cat.…

9 Nov 12
2007

Re-Dwarf

Documentary about the re-mastering of series 1 to 3.

10 Nov 12
2007

The Beginning - Series I

Look out Earth, the slime’s coming home. Eventually. Yes, despite spending years drifting through space, Lister and his crew are a long way from making it back to terra firm…
11

Deleted Scenes - Series I

Some deleted scenes from series I

12

Drunk Featurette - Series I

13

Launching Red Dwarf - Series I

20 Nov 07
2007

It's Cold Outside - Series II

Series II documentary

30 Nov 03
2003

All Change - Series III

A documentary about the third series of “Red Dwarf” that was created for the DVD release.

31 Nov 03
2003

Series III Smeg Ups

A compilation of outtakes and fluffs from Series III.

32 Nov 03
2003

Series III Deleted Scenes

Over 20 minutes of cut footage from Series III. There are a few scenes that don’t work: Rimmer talking in reverse is a tad disturbing, and the e…

33 Nov 03
2003

Building a Better Universe - A Tribute to Mel Bibby

A tribute to the late Mel Bibby and his contributions to Red Dwarf as production designer.

This is a touching and well-deserved tribute to the man who managed to compl…

34 Nov 03
2003

Food Featurette

Killer kebabs and curry monsters – it’s a wonder Lister ever dares to open the fridge.

35 Nov 03
2003

Easter Egg - Polymorph Deleted Scene

A scene that shows the climatic Polymorph bluescreen effect in its tragic original version…

36 Nov 03
2003

Hattie's DJ Diary

Hattie Hayridge records her experiences at the tenth annual Red Dwarf convention, Dimension Jump.

This features some great footage of Robert, Chloe and Danny messing a…

37 Nov 03
2003

Polymorph (Discussion) - Series III

38 Nov 03
2003

Raw FX Footage - Series III

Although for most shots, we only see one take, there are some alternative versions included, and also some extra bits from before or after the section used in the episodes.

39 Nov 03
2003

StarBug Play Set

40 Feb 16
2004

Built to Last - Series IV

This is a 75 minute documentary which looks at the making of series 4 of Red Dwarf. The documentary is split up into 7 chapters, an introduction and then a chapter for each of…

41

Series IV Smeg Ups

A compilation of outtakes and fluffs

Interestingness abounds. The BBFC, in its infinite wisdom, decided that if you show an actor mouthing th…

42 Feb 21
2005

Series IV Deleted Scenes

There are 46 deleted scenes. The deleted scenes are preceded by textual information describing the scene and why it was removed.

It’s a testament to the overall…

43

Ace Rimmer - A Life in Lamé - Series IV

A montage of humorous scenes involving the character Ace Rimmer.

The links, while far from hilarious, are rather amusing, particularly the ones about what type of choc…

44

Model Effects Shots - Series IV

There were lots of new model shots in this series; the crash site in Camille, the ‘alien’ pod in DNA, Justice World, the planet pool seque…

45

Lurve - Series IV

A collection of love-related clips with the background music of ‘Dizzy’ by Vic Reeves and The Wonderstuff.

Tthe main reason for “Lurve”‘…

46

Easter Egg - Series IV

The crew look for an Easter egg

47

Dimension Jump (Discussion) - Series IV

An animated short with Rob, Doug and Ed talking about the Dimension Jump episode.

48

The Comic Relief Promo

50 Nov 04
2004

Heavy Science - Series V

A documentary about the fifth series.

‘Heavy Science’ uses rushes brilliantly, one example being footage of Craig Charles trying to light his cigarette on a plume of f…

51 Nov 04
2004

Series V Smeg Ups

52 Nov 04
2004

Series V Deleted Scenes

Totaling over 40 minutes of unseen stuff! Including a very interesting piece of dropped footage of the crew as 2D computer sprites from ‘Back to Reality’.

The deleted…

53 Nov 04
2004

Dwarfing USA - Series V

A surprisingly frank account of the making of the first Universal Red Dwarf pilot, all punctuated with clips of the show itself, in lovely high quality.

54 Nov 04
2004

The SFX of Red Dwarf V

Mike Tucker presents a short film about the VisFX team building various things for Series V, including Moose Base Alpha (‘Quarantine’), the Self Loathing Beast (‘Terrorform’) a…

55 Nov 04
2004

Model Shots - Series V

Here you will find the key rushes from the Series V model FX reel provided by BBC Visual Effects. There is no sound on any of these shots but this foo…

56

Easter Egg - Series V

Season 5 Easter Egg

60

The Starbuggers - Series VI

Andy De Emmony and Justin Judd are both excellent talking heads, as is the utterly pleasant Stephen Wickham. And, of course, TEH RU…

61

Series VI Smeg Ups

Series VI has some of the best out-takes – “computer-powered pussy” springs instantly to mind, as well as Robert Llewellyn stopping before he steps any furthe…

62 Feb 21
2005

Series VI Deleted Scenes

Deleted scenes, 43 minutes and 11 seconds of them, to be precise. It’s pretty much business as usual, with trimmed lines here and there which were rightly removed for pace reas…

63 Feb 21
2005

Behind the Scenes - Series VI

Lots of great footage of Paul McGuinness in a Psiren outfit, the crew (most of whom appear to be wearing flat caps) trying to work things out, last-minute rehearsals, and Craig…

64 Feb 21
2005

Return to Laredo - Series VI

Over ten years after “Red Dwarf: Gunmen of the Apocalypse”, Robert Llewellyn returns to the filming location.

It was with a certain excitement that Red Dw…

65

Model Shots - Series VI

A failed attempt to superimpose the crew onto Starbug’s viewscreen! Technically, the shot from the front looks quite good, but from the side it’s a bit rubbish. Els…

66

Model Making - Series VI

Nick Kool’s 8mm footage of the model unit. It being monochrome and silent, it’s very odd to watch, but nonetheless entertaining, particularly slate Champagne

67

Howard Goodall - Setting the Score - Series VI

Howard Goodall is a charming and entertaining man, as evidenced in his recent Channel 4 shows. The short film is beautifully-lit as well – lovely red tint in the backgrou…

70 Nov 07
2005

Back from the Dead - Series VII

A documentary about the seventh series. The contributors are refreshingly frank and fair about the various problems the production faced. They treat subjects like Rob’s d…

71

Series VII Smeg Ups

72

Series VII Deleted Scenes

73

Behind the Scenes - How Do They Do That

74

Behind the Scenes - Robert Llewellyn Video Diary

75 Nov 07
2005

Identity Within

The “lost” episode of “Red Dwarf” (1988), presented in storyboard form. The Cat is dying, and is forced to have sex in order to stay alive.

Thi…

80

The Tank - Series VIII

A 90-minute look at the making of Series VIII, featuring cast and crew interviews plus never before seen footage.

81

Series VIII Smeg Ups

82

Series VIII Deleted Scenes

83

Easter Egg - Series VIII

84

Fight! Featurette - Series VIII

Wherever they go, the Dwarfers are always annoying someone…

A short clip-reel of fighting moments from Series VIII, set to a dance re…

85

Storyboard Sequences

86

Super Models Featurette

87

PBS Sketches and Idents

88

Special Effects Raw Footage - Series II

89

Raw FX (Models) - Series VIII

90

Back To Reality - Series V Commentary Animation

91

Easter Egg The Memory Man

Danny tells some storys

92

Gunmen - Series VI Commentary Animation

93

Easter Egg - Series VI - Cockpit

94

Easter Egg - Series VI - SVC Footage

95

Easter Egg - Series VI - Gumshoe Game

Some shots of the video game

96

BBC Special - Series VIII

97

Clear (Short Film) Series

98 Apr 12
2009

The Making of Back to Earth (S09 Special)

An exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of new three-part series Back to Earth, which reunited the cult sci-fi comedy’s original cast.

99

The End: The Original Assembly

The End: The Original Assembly recreates exactly the show as it would have been had it not been re-filmed, and it’s a very, very different show.

The End underwen…

100 Feb 14
1998

Universe Challenge

The cast of Red Dwarf compete with the fans in a quiz about the show, based on the format of “University Challenge”

101 Feb 14
1998

Red Dwarf A-Z

An alphabet-based compilation of clips from “Red Dwarf” (1988) with celebrities discussing their favorite characters and moments.

102 Apr 12
2009

Smeg Ups (S09 Special)

As part of the 9th series, “Back to Earth”, Smeg Ups special was aired alongside the third and final part. Introduced by Patrick Stewart, It contains out take clips…

103 Apr 12
2009

Back To Earth - The Director's Cut

Back To Earth takes place after ‘Series 10’. Kochanski is dead and the crew are hurled through a portal and discover that the are just characters from a TV series.…

104

Tongue Tied - The Uncut Music Video

A bespoke music video entitled “Tongue Tied” performed by the cast of “Red Dwarf” (1988) Led on vocals by Danny John-Jules (The Cat), also featuring Cra…

105

Series II Smeg Ups

A compilation of out takes and fluffs from Series II.

106

Series II Deleted Scenes

Deleted Scenes from series II

107

Alternate Personalities

A Mix of clips from from all the cast with different personalities

108

The Doug Naylor Interview

An interview with Doug Naylor. Co-Producer of Red Dwarf

109

Backwards - Forwards

The entire episode played in reverse – complete with chapter points for those key sdrawkcab moments.

110

Bad Guys

111

Raw FX (Models) - Series VI

112

Series I Smeg Ups

113

Series Launch Trailer

114 Aug 30
2004

Comedy Connections

Comedy Connections focusing on Red Dwarf

115

Future Echoes Discussion - Series I

116

Back in the Red - Extended

117

Pete - Extended

118

Tikka to Ride - Remastered

119

Ouroboros - Remastered

120

Duct Soup - Remastered

121

Back To Reality - Remastered

122

Easter Egg - Series II - Queeg Discussion

How Queeg came to be in the show

123

Easter Egg Polaroid Photo - Series I

124

Special Effects Raw Footage - Series I

125

Andy de Emmony interview

And interview with Andy

126

Sick

A Few clips of when the the crew was ill.

127

BBC Video Ad Hitchikers Guide

A quick ad by the BBC that was done in the format of the “Guide”

128

DVD Credits - Series I

129

The End (Japanese) - Series I

130

Original Trailer - Series I

131

DVD Credits - Series II

132

'Technically Speaking' Music Featurette - Series VII

133

Chloe Annett Audition

134

Fan Films

135

Easter Egg - The Accent Question - Series V

136

Carbug - Series IX

137

Cat always Lands on his Feet - Series IX

138

Lister on the Street - Series IX

139

Robot on a Wire - Series IX

140

Easter Egg - Series IX

141

Deleted Scenes - Series IX

142

Smeg Ups - Series IX

143

The Making of Back to Earth Part 1

144

The Making of Back to Earth Part 2

145

The SFX of Back to Earth

146

Back to Earth Premiere

147

Cast Signing Session - Series IX

About Red Dwarf

Three million years after the demise of humanity, third technician Dave Lister awakes aboard the mining ship Red Dwarf. Sentenced to a period of suspended animation for smuggling his pet cat on board, he is joined by just four fellow survivors: second technician Arnold J Rimmer, a sneering-yet-inept hologram based on his one-time superior; Holly, a ship’s computer reduced to near-senility by eons adrift in space; a humanoid descendant of the cat obsessed with fashion and fish; and Kryten, a salvaged android programmed to serve his useless companions. Together, this bickering band must come to terms with an existence which, in terms of productivity and purpose, isn’t that far removed from its old one.

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