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The Inquisitor

Series V, Episode 2
Recorded: 08.11.1991, Shepperton Studios
First Broadcast: 27.02.1992 (BBC 2)
VHS Release: 01.08.1994 (BBCV 5212)
DVD Release: 08.11.2004 (BBCDVD 1371)
Blu-ray Release: 14.01.2019 (BBCBD 0441)

The Inquisitor

Written by Rob Grant & Doug Naylor
Directed by Juliet May & Grant Naylor


The Inquisitor roams through Time weeding out life's wastrels and deleting the worthless - the Red Dwarf crew are in big, big trouble.


Chris Barrie (Rimmer), Craig Charles (Lister), Danny John-Jules (Cat), Hattie Hayridge (Holly), Robert Llewellyn (Kryten), John Docherty (The Inquisitor), Jake Abraham (Second Lister), James Cormack (Thomas Allman)

Did You Know?

Credited under his real name of John, Jack Docherty (The Inquisitor) was the third guest star - after Morwenna Banks and Gordon Kennedy - to come from the sketch show Absolutely.

As originally scripted, the Thomas Allman sequence would have been Red Dwarf's first ever "cold open" (i.e. pre-credits scene) - but the decision was ultimately taken to place it after the opening titles after all.

Unusually, Rimmer is in his Series III-IV-era green costume for this episode, rather than Series V-style red - although it does make it possible to differentiate the "original" Rimmer from his alternate-timeline version, who wears red. The red costume also saw a name badge added in order to cover off a specific line of dialogue.

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