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Officer Rimmer

Series XI, Episode 4
Recorded: 04.12.2015, Pinewood Studios
First Broadcast: 13.10.2016 (Dave)
VHS Release: N/A
DVD Release: 14.11.2016 (2EDVD 0879)
Blu-ray Release: 14.11.2016 (2EBD0369)

Officer Rimmer

Written by Doug Naylor
Directed by Doug Naylor


After a scandalous piece of good fortune Rimmer saves the life of a bio-printed Captain and is promoted, fulfilling his life-long dream of becoming an Officer. He immediately opens an Officer's club, which is out of bounds to the lower orders, and uses the bio-printer to fill it with versions of himself.

Main Cast

Chris Barrie (Rimmer), Craig Charles (Lister), Danny John-Jules (Cat), Robert Llewellyn (Kryten)

Guest Cast

Stephen Critchlow (Captain Herring), Penelope Freeman (Lifts / Gosh Lady), Daniel Barker (Croquet Commentator)

Did You Know?

Stephen Critchlow, aka Captain Herring, has an unusual Red Dwarf connection - having appeared in a long-running series of furniture adverts with Series X's Young Rimmer, Philip Labey.

The uniform Rimmer wears when promoted to Officer is a nearly identical remake of his "Clive of India" outfit seen in Series II's Kryten and Better Than Life.

The opening conversation about dreams was originally written and filmed for Series XII's Cured. It was then decided to repurpose it for this episode, and so it was re-filmed with Cat in the correct costume, to match up with the already-recorded cockpit scenes.

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