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Series V, Episode 3
Recorded: 22.11.1991, Shepperton Studios
First Broadcast: 05.03.1992 (BBC 2)
VHS Release: 01.08.1994 (BBCV 5212)
DVD Release: 08.11.2004 (BBCDVD 1371)
Blu-ray Release: 14.01.2019 (BBCBD 0441)


Written by Rob Grant & Doug Naylor
Directed by Juliet May


Rimmer is taken prisoner inside his own mind and ends up being stripped, oiled, manacled, licked, chained, taunted, humiliated and nearly has a knobbly thing the size of a Mexican agarve cactus jammed up where only customs men dare to probe.


Chris Barrie (Rimmer), Craig Charles (Lister), Danny John-Jules (Cat), Hattie Hayridge (Holly), Robert Llewellyn (Kryten), Sara Stockbridge (Handmaiden), Francine Walker-Lee (Handmaiden)

Did You Know?

Terrorform holds the distinction of being the only Red Dwarf episode whose original broadcast version has never been repeated or re-released - thanks to the use of a James Last recording of "Copacabana" in the opening scene. The track was only licensed for one initial broadcast, so all subsequent showings (and the VHS and DVD releases) use a substituted soundalike version.

The design of the Self Loathing Beast in this episode had originally been sketched by effects guru Mike Tucker for a creature called The Destroyer in the 1989 Doctor Who story "Battlefield". Having been unused at that time in favour of another design, Tucker repurposed the creation here - although the creature was ultimately never seen in full onscreen. A cut shot of the monster looming over Starbug can be seen on the Series V DVD.

The Shepperton swamp used to film the boating sequences proved hazardous for lighting director John Pomphrey and two crew members - who fell into the water during filming!

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