Talk:Red Dwarf

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British versus American Terminology[edit]

The show lasted 10 Series, what Americans call seasons. The whole life of a show, Americans call a series. But since the Brits call each season a series, when what do the Brits call the entire multi-year library of a show? Do they have a term? or do they just call it a show? Marc S., Dania Florida 206.192.35.125 (talk) 19:49, 23 July 2013 (UTC)

There is no british equivilant to what americans call a series. Duncan3dc (talk) 11:09, 26 July 2013 (UTC)
"Show" or "programme", confusingly most people just use "series". Яehevkor 13:28, 26 July 2013 (UTC)

As someone who is Irish the current terminology in the article doesn't make a lot of sense to me. I have always called the whole life of a show, a series & the yearly batch of episodes a season. 95.45.113.179 (talk) 01:17, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

Other Characters[edit]

Why is there no mention of many other characters, that often were in multiple episodes, and even multiple series? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 60.242.247.177 (talk) 08:59, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

There is. It's called List of Red Dwarf characters. Pasicles (talk) 00:56, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the link. I also didn't realise this myself, and came to the article to try and find out what supposed role Ainsley Harriott played in the show, as I scoffed at the rumor he was in it, never having "seen" him in any episodes. I went straight for the "3 Characters and actors" section and didn't find anything there. Rather than trying to read the whole article, I jumped over to Harriott's own Wikipedia entry and found the entry I was looking for immediately under his article's "Television Work" section. I didn't initially notice or click the List of Red Dwarf characters link as I didn't even know what character he played, and assumed (wrongly) it would just hold profiles of the main characters.
If I struggled with that one query, I expect others have and will do too. I don't really know the best way to improve on the article to mitigate this issue... could I propose some sort of anchor section called "Guest Stars" or similar, or expansion on the "Characters and actors" section to incorporate a list of "known" guest actors / actresses? Or rename / make more prominent the link to the characters list / make it obvious it's also a list of all guest actors / actresses too?
And yes, I now realise I could have just done a page "find" and located his name that way on the article page.
Regards. James (UK) (talk) 18:11, 15 November 2014 (UTC)

Probable error in introduction.[edit]

"a radio version produced for BBC Radio 7"

In fact I'm pretty sure that these were the same episodes that were aired on the World Service in the mid/late 1990's... — Preceding unsigned comment added by 78.145.99.190 (talk) 13:43, 28 April 2014 (UTC)

Back to Reality/twonk[edit]

Knowledgeable Dwarfers may wish to comment here. Ben MacDui 11:48, 21 February 2016 (UTC)

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