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Series IV, Episode 1
Recorded: 06.12.1990, Shepperton Studios
First Broadcast: 14.02.1991 (BBC 2)
VHS Release: 05.10.1992 (BBCV 4847)
DVD Release: 16.02.2004 (BBCDVD 1307)
Blu-ray Release: 14.01.2019 (BBCBD 0441)


Written by Rob Grant & Doug Naylor
Directed by Ed Bye


Kryten, Red Dwarf's on board mechanoid, rescues a female droid - Camille - from a crashed vessel. She's a 4000 series just like him, only a GTi model with realistic toes and a slide-back sunroof head. Kryten finds himself falling in advanced mutual compatibility on the basis of a primary ident (what humans call "love at first sight") only to find that true advanced mutual compatibility never runs in a non-glitch, bug-free way.


Chris Barrie (Rimmer), Craig Charles (Lister), Danny John-Jules (Cat), Hattie Hayridge (Holly), Robert Llewellyn (Kryten), Judy Pascoe (Mechanoid Camille), Francesca Folan (Hologram Camille), Suzanne Rhatigan (Kochanski Camille), Rupert Bates (Hector Blob)

Did You Know?

There were a lot of familiar faces on the set for this episode: Robert Llewellyn's partner (now wife) Judy Pascoe got to appreciate what he went through each week by playing the mechanoid version of Camille; while the human, so-called "Kochanski"-style Camille was played by Craig Charles' then girlfriend Suzanne Rhatigan, replacing the originally-cast Tracy Brabin. Suzanne's scenes were actually shot after the rest of the episode had completed.

Rupert Bates' role as Hector the blob was his fourth on the show - having voiced a vending machine and chef in Series I, and had an uncredited role as a bodyguard in Series III's Timeslides.

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