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TDP 277: Red Dwarf X Ep1 and Ep2

Red Dwarf (series 10)

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Red Dwarf series 10
Logo for the tenth series of Red Dwarf
Logo for the tenth series of Red Dwarf.
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of episodes 6
Original channel Dave
Original run 4 October 2012[1]
Home video release
DVD release
Region 2 19 November 2012
Blu-ray Disc release
Region B 19 November 2012
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The tenth series of the British science fiction sitcom Red Dwarf, commenced broadcast on UK television channel Dave from 4 October 2012.[1] It will have six episodes and is the first full series of Red Dwarf since 1999.



Dave announced it had ordered a tenth series of Red Dwarf on 10 April 2011, following the success of Back to Earth and three years of speculation.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10] Dates for filming series X were announced on 11 November 2011, along with confirmation that the series would again be shot at Shepperton Studios in front of an audience.[11] Principal filming began on 16 December 2011 and ended on 27 January 2012, and the cast and crew subsequently returned for six days filming pick ups.[12] On 4 May 2012 Howard Goodall, who had composed music for Red Dwarf from its beginning until series VII, was announced as composer of the score for Red Dwarf X.[13] On 19 June 2012, the post-production process was completed and all 6 episodes were signed off ready for their broadcast in the following Autumn.[14]


The main crew for the series was announced by Broadcast Magazine on 23 August 2012.[1]

  • Commissioning editors: Jane Rogerson and Steve North
  • Writer/director: Doug Naylor
  • Producer: Charles Armitage
  • Co-producer: Richard Naylor
  • Production Executive: Roopesh Parekh
  • Line producer: David Mason
  • Executive producers: Doug Naylor and Charles Armitage
  • Director of photography: Andy Martin
  • Production designer: Michael Ralph
  • Make-up designer: Magi Virgina
  • Costume designer: Howard Burden
  • Post-production supervisor: Jackie Vance
  • Miniature DoPs: Peter Talbot and Deane Thrussell

Returning characters and actors

The only announced returning characters and their actors are:[1]


The first trailer for Red Dwarf X was released on 20 July 2012 on Dave's official Facebook page, and is followed by a new teaser released every following Friday until the series premiere.[15] Red Dwarf X began airing on 4 October 2012.[16]


Episode NoBroadcast dateEpisode titleDescriptionRatings
1 4 October 2012 Trojan Rimmer receives an SOS distress from a doomed ship commanded by his all-conquering brother, Howard. But Rimmer can't bring himself to save Howard until he's on an equal footing career-wise. He has 15 hours to pass his Astro-Nav exam and become an Officer. The same exam he's already failed 9 times.
  • The episode is dedicated to the memory of Jo Howard (Production Manager - Series VII, Line Producer - Series VIII, and Producer - Back to Earth). [17]
1.98m (6.6%)[18]
2 11 October 2012 Fathers and Suns Every year Lister sends himself a Father's day card to celebrate the fact that he is his own father but when Rimmer points out he's been a lousy father to himself Lister decides to do something about it. Meantime Rimmer and Kryten install a new computer, the beautiful, but lethally logical, Pree (played by Rebecca Blackstone)
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