Red Dwarf feature length special announced — and you can get tickets

"This is not a daffodil. Repeat: this is not a daffodil."

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Smeg heads listen up! Sci-fi sitcom Red Dwarf is returning to Dave next year for a brand new two-hour special, with Craig Charles, Chris Barrie, Danny John-Jules and Robert Llewellyn all reprising their roles.

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The inter-galactic comedy, which ran for 11 years on BBC Two from 1988, was set in the distant future in a mining spaceship and followed a motley crew, including Lister (Charles), supposedly the last human alive; hologram Rimmer (Barrie); feline humanoid The Cat (John-Jules); and android butler Kryten (Llewellyn).

The quartet, who garnered a cult following, told fans the upcoming special will be their “most epic adventure yet”.

In a statement, Charles said that he was “excited to get back on board with the boys from the Dwarf,” adding: “I can’t wait to discuss Robert’s prostate problems, Chris Barrie’s hip replacement and have a proper look at Danny’s new dentures whilst they marvel at the agelessness of the Charles physique. I will surely require the services of a chiropractor after dragging these doddering misfits through what promises to be our most epic adventure yet.”

Co-creator Doug Naylor, who is writing and directing the feature-length special, said: “I’m absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity of making more Red Dwarf. UKTV has been a never-ending source of support and encouragement since we first started working together ten years ago. Can’t wait to start shooting a format that I don’t think has ever been done before. Smoke me a kipper, we’re back and not just for breakfast.”

To mark the show’s return, Dave is also commissioning three hour-length retrospective documentaries charting the show’s history, featuring previously un-broadcast footage and new interviews with cast and crew.

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Red Dwarf airs on Dave next year, and you can book audience tickets from 12pm today. To find out more click here.