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Back to Earth - Part 2

Back to Earth - Part 2
Recorded: Jan-Mar 2009, Shepperton Studios
First Broadcast: 11.04.2009 (Dave)
DVD Release: 15.06.2009 (2EDVD 0441)

Back to Earth - Part 2

Written by Doug Naylor
Directed by Doug Naylor


Rimmer's replacement, Katerina, is determined to guide Lister back to his home planet. But Earth in 2009 is not everything the boys had expected, and Rimmer has no intention of being replaced.


Chris Barrie (Rimmer), Craig Charles (Lister), Danny John-Jules (Cat), Robert Llewellyn (Kryten), Sophie Winkleman (Katerina), Tom Andrews (Salesman), Karen Admiral (Woman), Jon Glover (Man), Jeremy Swift (Noddy), Julian Ryder (Bus Driver), Charlie Kenyon (Boy On The Bus), Nina Southworth (Girl On The Bus), Richard Woo (Swallow)

Did You Know?

The "Price Smashers" location shoot took place at a branch of a famous department store chain in Kingston, West London. Nearby Richmond, meanwhile, provided the real-life comic shop They Walk Among Us, which closed later that year to reopen as Ace Comics, and has since renamed as Raygun Comics.

In the DVD section of Price Smashers, references to Red Dwarf's past include Mugs Murphy, Die Screaming With Sharp Things In Your Head and Attack of the Giant Savage Completely Invisible Aliens. The "bedroom" in the store, meanwhile, deliberately evokes the Red Dwarf set - complete with Lister's photographs on the walls and a "Holly" graphic on the TV screen!

In They Walk Among Us, actual Red Dwarf merchandise pictured includes the Sevans Kryten model kit, the trading cards, and a rare Japanese fan. The "Carbug" model, however, was sadly only made for the show!

The SFX magazine cover produced specially for the episode was made available as an incredibly rare limited edition - with just 50 copies produced and distributed randomly to newsstands across the UK.

The Blade Runner references in this and the next episode are too numerous to note here, so check out our extensive article cataloguing them all!

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