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Classic TV: Red Dwarf V (1992)

The fifth series of the sci-fi comedy  Red Dwarf  was first broadcast on BBC2 in February 1992. Rimmer (Chris Barrie), Lister (Craig Charles), Cat (Danny John-Jules), Kryten (Robert Llewellyn) and the ship's computer Holly (Hattie Hayridge) all returned for this season and there were no significant changes to the series format. 

Classic TV: Red Dwarf IV (1991)

Seasons 4-6 of the sci-fi comedy  Red Dwarf  saw the series at its peak, having firmly found its feet with the new line up of Rimmer (Chris Barrie), Lister (Craig Charles), Cat (Danny John-Jules), the android Kryten (Robert Llewellyn) and the female version of the ship's computer Holly (Hattie Hayridge).

Classic TV: Red Dwarf III (1989)

Despite its unusual premise, the first two series of the BBC sci-fi comedy  Red Dwarf   were ratings successes. The second season built incrementally on the success of the first, developing its characters, strengthening its writing and exploring some of the possibilities of its setting.  But the series' peak years began with the arrival of the new-look  Red Dwarf III  in 1989,  Red Dwarf's  first season to be a numbered sequel. At the time, it must have come as a shock to its regular audience. The titles were different, the theme music was different, the sets were different, the look was different and even the characters were different.