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The End

Series I, Episode 1
Recorded: 27.09.1987, BBC Manchester
First Broadcast: 15.02.1988 (BBC 2)
VHS Release: 05.07.1993 (BBCV 4914)
DVD Release: 04.11.2002 (BBCDVD 1117)
Blu-ray Release: 14.01.2019 (BBCBD 0441)

The End

Written by Rob Grant & Doug Naylor
Directed by Ed Bye


A radiation leak wipes out the crew of the mining ship Red Dwarf, leaving only one survivor - chicken soup machine repair man, Dave Lister. After three million years in suspended animation, Lister emerges to find he is the last human being in the universe. But he is not alone.


Chris Barrie (Rimmer), Craig Charles (Lister), Danny John-Jules (Cat), Norman Lovett (Holly), Robert Bathurst (Todhunter), Paul Bradley (Chen), David Gillespie (Selby), Mac McDonald (Captain Hollister), Robert McCulley (McIntyre), Mark Williams (Peterson), C P Grogan (Kochanski)

Did You Know?

A significant portion of the finished episode was reshot during an extra episode slot left over at the end of Series I. The original footage was later released as The End: The Original Assembly on 2007's Bodysnatcher Collection DVD set.

Due to music clearance issues, on streaming services the track "See You Later Alligator" is replaced with a recording of the popular football chant "Here We Go".

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