Red Dwarf X

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Red Dwarf X
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
Broadcast
Original channel Dave
Original run 4 October 2012 (2012-10-04) – 8 November 2012 (2012-11-08)
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1 8 January 2013 (2013-01-08)
Region 2 19 November 2012 (2012-11-19)
Region 4 12 December 2012 (2012-12-12)
Blu-ray Disc release
Region A 8 January 2013 (2013-01-08)
Region B 19 November 2012 (2012-11-19)
Season chronology
List of Red Dwarf episodes

Red Dwarf X, the tenth series of the British science fiction sitcom Red Dwarf, was broadcast on UK television channel Dave between 4 October 2012 and 8 November 2012.[1] There are six episodes and it is the first full series of Red Dwarf since 1999.

Production[edit]

In June 2010, Craig Charles, Chris Barrie and Hattie Hayridge reported plans to produce further series of Red Dwarf.[2][3][4] although a subsequent article on the official Red Dwarf emphasised that nothing had yet been confirmed.[5] In January 2011, Robert Llewellyn confirmed on his website that a new series would be filmed in late 2011 and broadcast in 2012 on the digital channel Dave,[6] although the channel's owners UKTV initially refused to comment, suggesting that a new series had not been officially greenlit.[7] On 10 April 2011, a six-episode Red Dwarf "Series X" to be broadcast on Dave in autumn 2012 was officially announced. Doug Naylor confirmed the plans both on Twitter and at the Dimension Jump XVI convention,[8][9] and Dave issued the announcement through its website.[10][11]

Filming dates for the new series were announced on 11 November 2011, along with confirmation that the series would again be shot at Shepperton Studios in front of an audience.[12] 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.[13] 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.[14] 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.[15]

Crew[edit]

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 Vaughan
  • Costume designer: Howard Burden
  • Post-production supervisor: Jackie Vance
  • Miniature DoPs: Peter Talbot and Deane Thrussell

Returning characters and actors[edit]

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

Promotion[edit]

The first trailer for Red Dwarf X was released on 20 July 2012 on Dave's official Facebook page, and was followed by a new teaser released every following Friday until the series premiered.[16] Red Dwarf X began airing on 4 October 2012.[17] The show was also advertised on billboards throughout the UK, mainly near train stations.[18]

Episodes[edit]

No. Title[19] Writer(s) Director Original air date Prod. order
56 "Trojan" Doug Naylor Doug Naylor 4 October 2012[20][21] 1
Rimmer receives an SOS Distress Call 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 ten times. There is only one way around it. Cheating.
57 "Fathers and Suns" Doug Naylor Doug Naylor 11 October 2012 2
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. Meanwhile, Rimmer and Kryten install a new computer; the beautiful, but lethally logical, Pree.
58 "Lemons" Doug Naylor Doug Naylor 18 October 2012 3
Marooned in Britain in 23 AD, the Dwarfers need an 8-volt battery to power up their Returner Remote and get home. Remembering a lesson from school Rimmer suggests they make a battery out of lemons but the nearest lemon to Britain in 23 AD is in India 4,000 miles away. They begin their journey, a journey that will ultimately lead them to a meeting with an historical A-List Celebrity that could alter the entire history of civilisation.
59 "Entangled" Doug Naylor Doug Naylor 25 October 2012 4
Lister loses Rimmer in a game of poker to a group of Genetically Engineered Life Forms (GELF) and in return gets an unwanted gift: a groinal exploder programmed to detonate in 24-hours unless Lister pays his debts. Meanwhile, Kryten and Cat become quantum entangled and do everything in perfect unison.
60 "Dear Dave" Doug Naylor Doug Naylor 1 November 2012 5
Lister has women trouble when he gets himself in a love triangle with Snack Dispensers 23 and 34, then to make matters worse he gets a letter from an old girlfriend telling him she's pregnant and it might be his. Lister and Rimmer hunt through the mountain of letters from the mail pod to discover if Lister is finally a dad.
61 "The Beginning" Doug Naylor Doug Naylor 8 November 2012 6
Hiding in an Asteroid, surrounded by a Simulant Death Ship and a fleet of Annihilators, the Dwarfers begin to wonder whether this is the beginning of the end. Only one man can save them. Unfortunately that man is Arnold J. Rimmer.

Home media release[edit]

Red Dwarf X was released on Blu-Ray and DVD in the United Kingdom on 19 November 2012,[22][23] in Australia on 12 December 2012,[24] and in the United States on 8 January 2013.[25][26][27] A Steelbook Limited edition was also available in the UK.

Other countries[edit]

Australia[edit]

In Australia, Red Dwarf X was broadcast on ABC1 from 7 November 2012.[28]

New Zealand[edit]

In New Zealand, Red Dwarf X was broadcast on SKY TV in January-February 2013.

United States[edit]

In the United States, Red Dwarf X made its American broadcast debut on the PBS station KERA-TV in Dallas, Texas, in July and August 2013. The distributor announced plans to roll out the show to other American public broadcasting stations in 2014.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Red Dwarf X, Dave, by Michael Rosser, www.broadcastnow.co.uk, 23 August 2012
  2. ^ "BBC Radio 2 - Janice Long, 03/06/2010". Bbc.co.uk. 2010-06-04. Retrieved 2012-08-20. 
  3. ^ "Confirms new series". Daily Mail (London). 20 January 2011. Retrieved 2011-01-22. 
  4. ^ Nissim, Mayer (7 June 2010). "Barrie, Charles confirm new 'Red Dwarf'". Digital Spy. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Craig Speaks Out". reddwarf.co.uk. 11 June 2010. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  6. ^ Jeffery, Morgan (21 January 2011). "Llewellyn confirms 'Red Dwarf' revival". Digital Spy. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  7. ^ "Red Dwarf 10 Tentatively Set For Autumn 2012". SFX. Retrieved 2012-08-20. 
  8. ^ "Twitter / DougRDNaylor: GNP have signed a contract". Twitter.com. Retrieved 2012-08-20. 
  9. ^ Lawden, Rich. "Dimension Jump XVI: Sunday". reddwarf.co.uk. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  10. ^ Red Dwarf: Back to Earth (2011-04-15). "New Series of Red Dwarf Confirmed | News". Red Dwarf. Retrieved 2012-08-20. 
  11. ^ "Red Dwarf X confirmed". 2011-04-10. Retrieved 2011-04-15. 
  12. ^ "Be in the Audience for Red Dwarf X". reddwarf.co.uk. 11 November 2011. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  13. ^ Capps, Jonathan (30 January 2012). "A Big Red Dwarf X Round-Up". Ganymede & Titan. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  14. ^ "The Music Man". reddwarf.co.uk. 4 May 2012. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  15. ^ "Red Dwarf X Update". reddwarf.co.uk. 29 June 2012. Retrieved 29 June 2012. 
  16. ^ Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers (Radio Show). "X: First Trailer | News". Red Dwarf. Retrieved 2013-07-30. 
  17. ^ Louisa Mellor. "Will Red Dwarf X be the show’s final outing?". Den of Geek. Retrieved 2012-08-23. 
  18. ^ "Red Dwarf X - The brand new smegging series - Dave billboard". Flickr. 2012-09-27. Retrieved 2012-10-28. 
  19. ^ "The LlewBlog – Red Dwarf – Red Dwarf X episode titles". Llewblog.squarespace.com. 1999-02-22. Retrieved 2012-08-23. 
  20. ^ Louisa Mellor. "Will Red Dwarf X be the show's final outing?". Den of Geek. Retrieved 2012-08-23. 
  21. ^ "Red Dwarf Vindalunar : Dave". Uktv.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-11-09. 
  22. ^ "Red Dwarf X [Blu-ray]: Amazon.co.uk: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Robert Llewellyn, Doug Naylor: Film & TV". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-07-30. 
  23. ^ "Red Dwarf X [DVD]: Amazon.co.uk: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Robert Llewellyn, Doug Naylor: Film & TV". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-07-30. 
  24. ^ "Red Dwarf: Series 10". www.ezydvd.com.au. Retrieved 2012-11-09. 
  25. ^ "Red Dwarf: X [Blu-ray]: Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Chris Barrie, Robert Llewellyn, Richard O'Callaghan, Doug Naylor: Movies & TV". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2013-07-30. 
  26. ^ "Red Dwarf: X: Various: Movies & TV". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2013-07-30. 
  27. ^ "Red Dwarf X [Release Date]: reddwarf.co.uk". reddwarf.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-11-09. 
  28. ^ "ABC Television - ABC1 - Red Dwarf X - 9:30pm Wednesday, November 07 2012". Abc.net.au. 2012-11-07. Retrieved 2013-07-30. 

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