List of Red Dwarf characters

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This is a list of characters from the TV sitcom Red Dwarf.

Major characters[edit]

Character Actor Series
Arnold Rimmer Chris Barrie I – X
Arnold Judas Rimmer (BSC & SSC) is Lister's bunkmate brought back to life as a hologram to keep Lister sane. He is unpopular with his crew mates, and is often the target of insults and pranks. Throughout the first seven series, his character wore an "H" symbol on his forehead, which stands for "Hologram." In series VIII, he was brought back to life, along with the other members of the original Red Dwarf crew.
Dave Lister Craig Charles I – X
Dave Lister is the last human male in the known universe due to an accident leading to him being kept in stasis for three million years. His best clothes have only two curry stains down the front - and he wrongly believes himself to be a fantastic guitarist.[1]
The Cat Danny John-Jules I – X
The character has no name besides "The Cat." He is the humanoid descendant of a modern house cat called Frankenstein, who had been Lister's pet cat. The cat society (Felis sapiens) left Red Dwarf seeking the promised land, leaving behind those who were too ill or old to travel. The Cat is the son of the cripple and the idiot.

The Cat's personality mirrors that of a cat - thinking only of his own well-being, vain and superficial. Despite all of his boasting, he has never had any genuine experience with a female.

Kryten David Ross II (guest star)
Robert Llewellyn III – X
Kryten is a neurotic Series 4000 mechanoid robotic servant. He is humanoid, with the exception of the flat cubical face and head. Once the personal servant of three attractive female crew members of the Nova 5, he was found and rescued by Lister who has been teaching Kryten to "break his programming" in order to develop his own personality and develop human character faults (such as the ability to lie).
Holly Norman Lovett I-II, VII & VIII
Hattie Hayridge III – V
Holly is an intelligent computer. Holly's user interface appears on the ship's screens as a disembodied human head on a black background, he can also be downloaded onto most television screens, and can roam around on a monitor mounted on a cart. Holly regularly proclaims that he has an IQ of 6000, though there are frequent references to the fact that it is now much lower due to three million years alone - "computer senility."
Kristine Kochanski Clare Grogan[2] I,II & VI (guest star)
Chloë Annett VII, VIII, Back to Earth (guest star in Back to Earth)
Kristine Z Kochanski is Red Dwarf's Navigation Officer who was the object of Lister's lust before she was killed by a radiation leak. In Series VII, the crew discover an alternative universe where Kochanski survived with Lister as her hologram. She ends up stuck on Starbug and takes Rimmer's place in the crew.

Alter egos[edit]

Ace Rimmer[edit]

Chris Barrie as 'Ace' Rimmer

Ace Rimmer (Commander Arnold Judas Rimmer) is an alter-ego of Arnold Rimmer, also played by Chris Barrie. Ace first appears in the episode Dimension Jump and is the antithesis of Rimmer, modest despite being a popular, knowledgeable daredevil hero. He comes from a seemingly "perfect" universe, in which Rimmer and Lister lived happy, successful lives and were good friends.

Ace's childhood paralleled Rimmer's up-until the age of seven, when one of them was kept down a year at school while the other was not. The one kept down became Ace, who claims that the shame of being a clear foot taller than the rest of his class inspired him to buckle down, fight back, and work hard, while Arnold spent the rest of his life making excuses for his many failures.

Ace travels from planet to planet wearing a gold, fur-lined flight suit and saving people's lives. He was originally a test pilot for the Space Corps in his own universe, which also features an alter ego of Lister (nicknamed 'Spanners' by Ace) who is a flight engineer married to Kochanski and has twin sons called Jim and Bexley (the sort of family to which the regular Lister always aspired). Ace's other friends included the Space Corps chaplain (played by The Cat actor Danny John-Jules), a receptionist named Mellie (played by Holly actress Hattie Hayridge), and Admiral Sir James Tranter, a superior officer whom Ace nicknames 'Bongo' (played by Kryten actor Robert Llewellyn). Despite being happily married, Bongo has a crush on Ace, who takes it in stride despite not reciprocating his feelings. Unlike Rimmer - who wants to be an officer and receive adulation accordingly, but was little more than a vending machine attendant - Ace is an officer, but does not like the attention he receives, and spends his time with Spanners, the engineering crew, and the enlisted men/ratings. He even refuses to attend a lavish party his fellow officers are throwing for him, instead planning to go to a smaller one with Spanners and the enlisted.

Ace was offered the chance to pilot a brand-new kind of spacecraft, one that can cross dimensions - leading to his meeting the Red Dwarf crew. Rimmer was instantly bitter that Ace got all the breaks he did not, while Ace regarded him as a weasely maggot. In contrast, Ace and Lister became firm friends, prompting a lot of snide remarks on Rimmer's part about their 'relationship.'

Following his visit to Red Dwarf, Ace extended his adventures through the multiverse, becoming a hero, and meeting many alternative versions of himself. When he finally became unable to carry on, he passed his wig and his legacy on to another version of himself, who became the new Ace. Previous Ace Rimmers were sent, when they finally died, to orbit a planet in an unknown location in small yellow 'coffins,' and by the time Red Dwarf's Rimmer took on the mantle in Stoke Me a Clipper, the billions of Ace Rimmers who came before him had formed a ring around the planet (resembling the logo of the TV series).

Ace's catchphrase is "Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast!" and it is a running gag in the series that everyone who comes into contact with Ace Rimmer exclaims "What a guy!" in tones of complete adoration.

After encountering a polymorph in Emohawk: Polymorph II, the original hologram Rimmer is robbed of his emotional bitterness, and as result takes on a personality identical to Ace. The now brave and heroic Rimmer helps to save the lives of the rest of the crew, but must reluctantly return to his cowardly ways upon defeating the creature.

Duane Dibbley[edit]

Duane Dibbley is the dorky alter-ego of the Cat, played by Danny John-Jules with a bowl haircut and a large overbite. He first appears in the Series V episode "Back To Reality," as part of a hallucinogenic experience, designed to cause despair in the Dwarfers. He then returns in "Emohawk: Polymorph II," caused by a polymorph absorbing the Cat's cool (Rimmer described him as "looking so geeky, he couldn't even get into a science fiction convention", Ace later being unable to even mercy-kill Duane in order to defeat the Emohawk as he was so pathetic it would be like killing Bambi). In the BBC's Red Dwarf Night he inexplicably appears in the Can't Cook, Won't Cook parody (Can't Smeg Won't Smeg) after The Cat refuses to take part in the show.

In Series VIII episode "Back in the Red," the Cat, Lister, Kochanski, and Kryten disguised themselves as "The Dibbley Family" by wearing mop heads on their heads and large false teeth.

The character's brief appearances have proved incredibly popular. John-Jules' explanation for this was "No-one's ever written a black nerd before."

Arlene Rimmer, Deb Lister, The Dog and Hilly[edit]

Played by Suzanne Bertish, Angela Bruce, Matthew Devitt and Hattie Hayridge. They are alternative versions of Arnold Rimmer, Dave Lister, The Cat and Holly from a parallel universe. With the exception of the Dog, the others are female versions of the regular characters. The Dog's origins are similar to the Cat, except that Deb Lister (Dave Lister's duplicate) brought a dog named Dracula on board the ship, rather than a cat. As such, he has dog-like traits—for example a hatred of bathing - and so does not get on with The Cat

Queeg 500[edit]

Charles Augins as Queeg 500

Queeg 500 is a "back-up" computer played by Charles Augins. Queeg claims that Holly's IQ is not 6,000 but 6 and that Holly gets his information from a children's science book, called the "Junior Colour Encyclopedia of Space." He demotes Holly to night-watchman and takes over the ship.

Queeg soon makes the crew's lives hell. Rimmer is forced to take regular long distance runs whilst Cat and Lister are made to work for tiny amounts of food. They appeal to Holly who challenges Queeg to a game of chess, with the loser being deleted. Holly loses the game and fades from view. He then returns and announces that he was Queeg all the time. The whole thing was a practical joke to teach the crew to appreciate Holly even though he has gone a bit "computer senile."

Queeg is a reference to Lieutenant Commander Philip Francis Queeg, USN, a fictional character in Herman Wouk's 1951 novel The Caine Mutiny and 1954 film The Caine Mutiny. Both Queeg and Queeg 500 are in command of a vessel and prone to eccentric behavior. Both display an oppressive command style and are prone to unprovoked angry outbursts.

Shipboard robots[edit]

The Skutters[edit]

The skutters are motorised service and maintenance robots that stand at around 2 feet (61 cm) tall, appearing as motorised boxes with a single limb each, ending in a three-clawed hand with an electronic eye. They perform menial tasks around the ship, such as sweeping the cinema floors after a movie, or painting the corridor walls. The skutters are unable to speak (except with bleeping noises), but can usually make their feelings clear. Their hands are particularly well designed for giving "flipping the bird" (a.k.a. "up yours") gestures with one or two digits, most often to Rimmer. Their behaviour is rather more human-like than might be expected for such crudely designed robots; they play cowboys-and-Indians, enjoy watching films, are highly emotional and appear to be somewhat unstable and malfunctional, presumably as a result of 3 million years of continuous operation.

The tiny, motorised, three-clawed service droids were actual working models, save the episode "The End", where the skutters were a post-production addition to the chicken soup nozzle scene. They were made up of various parts including old shoe boxes and the engines of radio controlled cars. Interference originating from the radios of a nearby taxicab company, which was particularly busy during filming of the episode "Future Echoes", caused havoc with the skutter models on set. One reportedly poked Craig Charles in the eye, and another launched an attack on Chris Barrie's groin. Coincidentally, the skutters had been scripted as very inept towards their maintenance work and mischievous towards humans.

Kryten referred to a skutter by the name Bob in the episode "The Last Day". Series VIII also featured a skutter named Bob along with his "wife" Madge. The skutters are fans of John Wayne, having their broom cupboard filled with Western props and pin-ups of Wayne, and are members of the John Wayne Fan Club.[3]

Two skutters appeared in the US pilot playing poker until one of them gives Rimmer what looks like "the finger". These skutters were given a revamp in design: a wider, rounded body with a complex neck and a narrow head with concealed eyes that pop up.

The skutters are unusually capable of sex, as in the episode Parallel Universe, a "male" Skutter and its "female" equivalent from the parallel universe are seen with "children".[4]

In "Back To Earth", the skutters had been given a complete redesign, and were added in post as a CG effect rather than being a remote controlled mechanism, as there wasn't enough money in the budget to even revamp the casing. Due to this, as the actors had no visual cue, Danny John-Jules was required to step in as a replacement for a skutter so that Chris Barrie had something to react to.

Talkie Toaster[edit]

Talkie Toaster is a minor character, a monomaniacal talking toaster that tries to steer every conversation to the subject of toast.

Owned by Lister, Talkie Toaster is a toaster with artificial intelligence who is completely obsessed with making toast and annoys everyone on board. In Series I (and a deleted scene in Series II), "he" (the toaster has a masculine voice) appears as a standard 1970s-style toaster made from stainless steel but with a circular light on the side which flashes as he speaks, and is voiced by John Lenahan, with a transatlantic accent. In Series IV, he appears as a red toaster made of plastic, with his name "Talkie Toaster" emblazoned on the side, and rather more flashing red and green lights and is voiced by David Ross[5] (who played Kryten in his title episode).

The Toaster would keep interjecting in conversations and whenever possible would try eventually to steer the conversation towards toast. Eventually Lister smashed the Toaster with a hammer. Kryten repaired the Toaster in order to use him as a guinea-pig for "intelligence compression" — restoring Holly's former intelligence (The ultimate aim is to cure Holly's computer senility) at the cost of reducing her operational lifespan. The Toaster's repaired personality was somewhat different from his original one: it now had a different voice and no longer tried to hide its obsession with toast.

Outside the TV series, Talkie Toaster plays a secondary, yet vital role in the book Better Than Life, where Holly revives him in order to have someone to talk to while the crew are stuck in the virtual reality game. In this version, it is Toaster who figures out how to restore Holly's IQ after perusing Holly's manuals, and later is also the one who informs the Dwarfers how to survive a black hole, Holly having given him this information while showing off his intelligence before he had to shut himself down (Although he 'required' the crew to eat multiple pieces of toast before he gave them the information, Kryten having to eat Rimmer's share).

Toaster's interviews with various Red Dwarf characters (complete with offers of toast) can be found on Red Dwarf's official website.

The Chocolate Dispenser[edit]

The Chocolate Dispenser has a minor role to play in series VIII, in which it is stolen from by Rimmer and then complains about this. It is voiced by Tony Slattery

Its only appearance was in "Only the Good...". Having been stolen from by Rimmer, it sets off an alarm to alert the Captain of chocolate being stolen ("Alert, alert! A choccie nut bar has been removed without payment!") It later goes on to inform Rimmer concerning his becoming its 'nemesis.' His appearance in the last scene involved it telling Rimmer that the formula which he got from the parallel universe, which would stop the virus that was destroying the ship, had in fact become the formula for the virus again; then firing a drinks can at Rimmer's head with its final lines, "Every dog has its day, and this is the day, and I'm the dog!" and Rimmer is knocked unconscious.

In the alternative ending, the virus' antidote in the other world became the virus and the virus in that world became the antidote and then, the ship was saved from destruction, they were no longer in the Tank and later, Rimmer finally pays the money he owes the dispenser, but it still fires a can at Rimmer's head, knocking him unconscious anyway as Rimmer says, "Every dog has its day...", and after he is knocked unconscious, the Chocolate Dispenser finishes with, "...and this is the day, and I'm the dog!" and he howls as the audience applauds.

The Revolving Toilet[edit]

The Revolving Toilet is an artificially intelligent toilet which is located on a revolving plinth behind the washbasin in Lister's bedroom. It speaks in a dull male voice and bears a sign which reads "Now irradiate your hands."

The Revolving Toilet appeared in Balance of Power, in which it appeared to Lister when he dismissively responded "Oh crap" to Holly's statement that he thought Rimmer was the best person to bring back as hologram because he would keep Lister sane. When Lister says he didn't want the toilet, the Revolving Toilet apologises and says that it wasn't paying attention.

Other Red Dwarf crew[edit]

Captain Frank Hollister[edit]

Captain Frank Hollister is played by American actor Mac McDonald[6] in the television series.

Hollister is the captain of the interplanetary mining vessel Red Dwarf. He is seen in the first episode, in which he sentences Dave Lister to eighteen months in stasis for bringing a cat on board. When Lister is released Hollister, along with the rest of the crew, has been radioactive dust for three million years. In Series VIII, with the crew resurrected by nanobots, Hollister becomes a main character. This is also the series where it is revealed that the captain is in fact "Dennis the Donut Boy" and had abused confidential files in order to work his way up the ranks and become captain. In the first Red Dwarf novel, the captain is a woman named "Kirk" and in the pilot for the unaired American version of the show the captain is a woman named "Tau".

Olaf Petersen[edit]

Olaf Petersen is played by Mark Williams[7] in the television series. He is a Danish catering officer on the Red Dwarf mining vessel.

First appearing in the pilot episode, Petersen is the best friend of Dave Lister. He, Lister, Selby and Chen spend most of their free time getting drunk. Like the rest of the crew, Petersen is killed in the radiation leak. His remains are found in the Drive Room as a white powder that Lister tasted. Petersen is resurrected along with the rest of the crew in Series VIII, but is not seen, although often referred to.

Selby and Chen[edit]

Selby and Chen are played by David Gillespie and Paul Bradley,[8] respectively. Chen works in the ship's kitchens and both spend their time drunk. First appearing in the pilot episode, they spend most of their free time with Lister and Petersen getting drunk. Like the rest of the crew they are killed in the radiation leak. When the crew are resurrected in Series VIII, Selby and Chen are the first crew members the regular characters encountered. They are not seen again.

George McIntyre[edit]

George McIntyre was a minor character aboard Red Dwarf.

In the novel Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers, McIntyre was an officer on Red Dwarf who was severely depressed due to growing debt problems. After a horrifying experience in the hands of gangsters (he returned to Red Dwarf carrying his nose in a Titan Hilton Hotel napkin), McIntyre committed suicide. He was brought back as a hologram and replaced the ship's first hologram, Frank Saunders (much to Saunders' relief).

According to the original script of The End, McIntyre was killed by a minor radiation leak from the drive plate that Rimmer failed to repair.

In the television series, McIntyre was only seen at his "Welcome Back Reception" thanking everyone for flowers and turning up at his funeral, and his choice of music at the funeral was "See You Later Alligator" as his ashes were blasted into space. George was portrayed by Robert McCulley. He was switched off during the radioactive disaster, for Arnold Rimmer to replace him afterwards by Holly to keep Dave Lister sane. The cause of his death isn't mentioned in the TV series.

Frank Todhunter[edit]

Frank Todhunter appeared in the first episode only and was played by Robert Bathurst. He is in charge of the stasis booth and tries to describe how it works to anyone who goes there. He is also an exam invigilator causing him to be someone that Rimmer severely dislikes. As part of Kristine Kochanski's story to ease Lister's claustrophobia, she claims the Todhunter from her dimension is gay, despite being a married man and notorious womaniser.

Prison Governor Ackerman[edit]

Prison Governor Ackerman is played by Graham McTavish.[9]

Seen only in the eighth series, Mr Ackerman is a stereotypically sadistic prison governor, enjoying his power over the inmates in Floor 13 (Red Dwarf's brig), "The Tank." He has a glass eye, which at one point is stolen from him. Prone to overreaction, he is a victim of pranks from the inmates on more than one occasion. After having sodium pentothal put into his inhaler as a prank, he shows up late at a meeting with the captain and reveals that he was sorry, but he was busy having "jiggy jiggy" with the Science Officer's wife, and needed time to change out of his Batman costume. Following the prank Lister suggested that a Tarzan costume would be better, since it would take less time to change out of.

According to various interviews on the Red Dwarf website, Ackerman was originally part of the same prison ship that was transporting the simulant encountered in the episode "Justice," but escaped from the ship after accidentally enabling the simulants to get free.[citation needed]

Warden Knot[edit]

Warden Knot is played by Shend.

Like governor Ackerman, Knot is a fairly sadistic warden. He dies in the episode Cassandra when Cassandra predicts that Arnold Rimmer will die of a heart attack. To evade death Rimmer pretends that Knot is called "Arnold Rimmer" and Knot, as according to prophecy, has a heart attack after learning he is going to die.

Kill Crazy[edit]

Kill Crazy is a minor character played by Jake Wood,[10] appearing only in Series 8.

Kill Crazy (Real name - Oswald Blenkinsop) is a psychopathic inmate who is obsessed with killing things. He is not very bright, thinking that he could fight a Tyrannosaurus Rex using his fists. His fighting buddy is Baxter (played by comedian Ricky Grover). When the prisoners arrive at the destination of a mission, Kill Crazy screams "LET'S GO KILL SOMETHING!" before charging forward at great pace and knocking himself unconscious on a low doorway.

Katerina Bartikovsky[edit]

Katerina Bartikovsky is played by Sophie Winkleman.

In a hallucination induced by the ink of a despair squid, the crew encounters Katerina Bartikovsky. In this hallucination, Katerina was the science officer of the Red Dwarf before the accident. She is of Russian heritage and speaks with a strong accent. Her personality is strict, serious, and judgmental, with a certain amount of scientific genius and arrogance. She suddenly appears as a hard-light hologram in "Back to Earth, Part One" after Rimmer's negligence nearly results in the death of his crewmates. She uses her superior rank to make herself ship's hologram and tries to have Rimmer deactivated and destroyed; it is also evident that she has personal disdain for him. Meanwhile, she attempts to bring Lister home with a device she made with a mining laser and the DNA of a dimension-hopping squid (the hallucination's explanation for the despair squid), which the rest of the crew enters through to get back to Earth, which allows Rimmer to escape deletion. She later encounters Rimmer in a street on Earth, claiming to have gone through a second portal, where they discuss the morals of deleting holograms. Katerina argues that since holograms are simulated dead humans, then killing them is acceptable. Using this logic, Rimmer pushes her into traffic, whisking her away. She is not seen again after this incident.

Miscellaneous characters[edit]

The Cat Priest[edit]

The Cat Priest was the only member of the species Felis sapiens seen on the television show Red Dwarf apart from The Cat. He was played by Noel Coleman.

The Cat Priest was blind. He was the Cat's teacher and guardian after his parents died, but Cat was never really interested and preferred to go off investigating. The Cat Priest was once a devout follower of the Cat religion, but over time as the Cat race fled Red Dwarf and those who stayed aboard died he lost his faith.

When the Cat Priest was dying, Lister appeared and revealed that he was the Cat god Cloister. The Priest apologised for losing his faith, saying "You tested me, and I failed you." Lister assured him that he had not failed, and he would get into Fuchal. The Cat Priest's last words before he died of a heart attack were "This is the happiest day of my ..."

In the remastered version of the episode in which he appeared, the Cat Priest's body was cremated and the ashes jettisoned into space.

Mr. Flibble[edit]

Mr. Flibble is a hologramatical hand puppet penguin. He is fluffy and malevolent, and often "very cross." In the episode Quarantine, Arnold Rimmer wore Mr. Flibble on his hand and together they terrorised the rest of the crew. Rimmer had been infected by a hologramatical virus, the "Hex virus," which gave him mental powers, but also made him completely psychotic. Both Mr. Flibble and Rimmer were armed with the power of Hex vision. When they attack with this power, their eyes glow red, and then a deadly beam of energy is discharged from their eyes.

Although he only appears in one episode, Mr. Flibble became a fan favourite, and is now an interviewer on the Red Dwarf official website.[11]

Hudzen-10[edit]

Hudzen-10 appeared only in the Series III episode "The Last Day", and was portrayed by Gordon Kennedy. A replacement for Kryten, Hudzen-10 followed Red Dwarf for many years, eventually being driven insane. After the Red Dwarf crew told him to leave the ship, he deemed them all to be members of non-human species (bar Lister, whom he designated 'What the Hell!', concluding that he was 'Barely Human'), and attempted to kill them all. He was only stopped when Kryten told him that 'Silicon Heaven' did not exist, forcing him into an existential dilemma.

Rimmer's Dad[edit]

Rimmer's father was unsuccessful in his attempts to join the Space Corps and consequently became obsessed with ensuring his sons would (he stretched them on a rack to make them tall enough and withheld dinner unless they could answer entrance exam questions correctly). He first appears in the episode "Better Than Life" (played by John Abineri) when Rimmer receives a three-million-year-old letter reporting his father's death. He admits to Lister that he loathed the man and later takes the opportunity, while playing Better Than Life, to call a simulation of his father a smeghead.

He next appears in the final episode of Red Dwarf X, "The Beginning" (played by Simon Treves). It is shown that Rimmer's father was also a teacher at Rimmer's school and used him as a guinea pig in an experiment about peer pressure (Rimmer's father instructed the other students to give incorrect answers). Rimmer is shown to have a hololamp containing a message from his father that was to be played when Rimmer achieved his dream of becoming an officer - when stuck for a plan when called upon to mastermind the salvation of Red Dwarf from Simulants, Rimmer decided to take the Cat's advice and play the message anyway to escape his father's memory. The message shockingly revealed that Rimmer was actually the son of the family's gardener. Luckily, this didn't affect Rimmer badly (as the rest of the crew had worried it would), instead liberating him from his lifelong fear of letting his ancestors down and allowing him to come up with a plan to save the day.

Rimmer's Mum[edit]

Rimmer's mother, played by Kalli Greenwood, is referred to several times in the series, not altogether consistently. In "Polymorph", Rimmer describes her affectionately as "prim and proper", almost austere but with no time for fools. Yet in "The Last Day", he indicates that she was overly sexually promiscuous. In "Dimension Jump" she is briefly shown as a mother who is concerned for her son's upbringing and education but is insensitive to his feelings (for example, lecturing him about his situation at school while he is hanging upside down as the result of a mean prank by his brothers, rather than help him down first).

In the episode "Polymorph", the Polymorph makes Rimmer angry so it can suck out his anger; to do this it changes into Rimmer's mum and has sexual intercourse with Lister, who has lost his sense of fear. Holly repeatedly stresses to Rimmer that this is all a ploy to anger him, so he manages to keep his cool until the Polymorph taunts him, saying "The things this boy can do with Alphabetti Spaghetti..."

She is briefly mentioned in the episode "Terrorform" when Lister, Cat and Kryten hunt for Rimmer in the 'Swamp of Despair' (they find a bloodsucking leech with her face, a physical embodiment of how Rimmer perceives her).

Howard Rimmer[edit]

One of Arnold's often mentioned brothers. Howard Rimmer (Mark Dexter) appeared in the Series 10 episode "Trojan". Howard is a crew member aboard a ship that makes contact with the Red Dwarf crew. Howard's hologrammatic status suggest that he, like Arnold, died in active service and was resurrected. Originally described by Arnold as a great man, we discover that Howard is very similar in character to Arnold himself.

Guest stars[edit]

Many co-stars of the first few episodes have gone on to careers away from Red Dwarf, such as Robert Bathurst, Tony Hawks, Paul Bradley, Craig Ferguson and Mark Williams. But later series have attracted established stars, some of whom were fans of the show.

Actor/Actress Series Episode(s) Character
Jenny Agutter VI "Psirens" Professor Mamet
Sarah Alexander[12] VII "Stoke Me a Clipper" Queen of Camelot
Nicholas Ball IV "Justice" Psychopathic Simulant
James Baxter X "Lemons" Jesus
Morwenna Banks II "Stasis Leak" Lift Hostess
Rupert Bates[13] I, III, IV "Balance of Power"
"Confidence and Paranoia"
"Timeslides"
"Camille"
Trout a la Creme/Chef
Food Machine
Bodyguard
Hector Blob
Robert Bathurst[14] I "The End" Frank Todhunter
Hetty Baynes[15] IV "Dimension Jump" Cockpit Computer
Rebecca Blackstone X "Fathers and Suns" Pree
Gary Cady X "The Beginning" Dominator Zlurth
Lee Cornes I "Confidence and Paranoia" Paranoia
Brian Cox VII "Stoke Me a Clipper" King Of Camelot
Mark Dexter X "Trojan" Howard Rimmer
Jack Docherty V "The Inquisitor" Inquisitor
Anita Dobson[16] VI "Psirens" Captain Tau
Susan Earl X "Trojan" Sim Crawford
Craig Ferguson I "Confidence and Paranoia" Confidence
Ricky Grover[17] VIII "Pete: Part I"
"Pete: Part II"
"Only the Good..."
Baxter
Alex Hardy X "The Beginning" Chancellor Wednesday
Ainsley Harriott[18] VI "Emohawk: Polymorph II" GELF Chief
Don Henderson VII "Beyond a Joke" Simulant
Tony Hawks[19] I, II, III, IV "Future Echoes"
"Waiting for God"
"Me²"
"Better Than Life"
"Stasis Leak"
"Backwards"
"Meltdown"
Dispensing Machine

Restaurant Ad
The Guide
Suitcase
Compere
Caligula
Jane Horrocks V "Holoship" Nirvanah Crane
Colin Hoult X "The Beginning" Chancellor Thursday
Indira Joshi X "Lemons" Erin
Gordon Kennedy III "The Last Day" Hudzen-10
Geraldine McEwan VIII "Cassandra" Cassandra
Gary Martin VII "Epideme" Epideme (voice)
Kika Mirylees[20] VIII "Back in the Red: Part I"
"Back in the Red: Part II"
Doc Newton
Ken Morley[21] VII "Stoke Me a Clipper" Captain Voorhese
Richard Ng IX "Back to Earth, Part Two" Swallow
Richard O'Callaghan IX, X "Back to Earth, Part Three"
"The Beginning"
The Creator
Hogey the Roguey
Kerry Shale X "Fathers and Suns" Medi-Bot, Taiwan Tony
Tony Slattery II, VIII "Kryten"
"Only The Good..."
Android Actor
Vending Machine (voice)
Arthur Smith III "Backwards" Night Club Owner
Timothy Spall V "Back to Reality" Andy the Technician
Koo Stark III "Timeslides" Sabrina Mulholland-Jjones
Maggie Steed[22] V "Quarantine" Dr Hildegarde Lanstrom
Jeremy Swift IX "Back to Earth, Part Two" Noddy
Simon Treves X "The Beginning" Lecturer Rimmer
Lenny Von Dohlen V "Back to Reality" Fascist Policeman
Don Warrington V "Holoship" Commander Binks
Ruby Wax[23] III "Timeslides" TV Presenter Blaize Falconberger
Steven Wickham VI, X "Emohawk: Polymorph II"
"Entangled"
GELF Bride
BEGG Chief
Nigel Williams VI "Legion" Legion
Sophie Winkleman IX "Back to Earth, Part One"
"Back to Earth, Part Two"
Katerina Bartikovsky[24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ LISTER: Don't patronise me. I can't play the guitar. Anyone with half an ear can tell that. KRYTEN: Please, sir -- you are not yourself at present. When you're fully functional, and your personality's restored, you will firmly believe that you can play the guitar like the ghost of Hendrix. - "Psirens". Red Dwarf. Season VI. Episode 1.
  2. ^ Clare Grogan's IMDb page
  3. ^ "Skutters | Mechanicals | Space Corps Database". Red Dwarf. Retrieved 26 April 2009. 
  4. ^ Episode "Parallel Universe".
  5. ^ David Ross' IMDb page
  6. ^ Mac McDonald's IMDb page
  7. ^ Mark Williams's IMDb page
  8. ^ Paul Bradley's IMDb page
  9. ^ Graham McTavish's IMDb page
  10. ^ Jake Wood's IMDb page
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