Watch this: Red Dwarf XII
'THE boys from the Dwarf' (waggle your hands) are back again as the hit sci-fi sitcom returns to Dave for another six servings of entertainingly juvenile space-set shenanigans.
As ever, Red Dwarf crewmen Lister (Craig Charles), Rimmer (Chris Barrie), Kryten (Robert Llewellyn) and Cat (Danny John-Jules) find themselves caught up in a whole mess of entertainingly farcical situations – one of which involves the return of Norman Lovett as the blighted mining ship's original computer, Holly.
In the first episode, Cured, the hapless foursome visit a long forgotten space station where a cure for evil has apparently been developed, which naturally leads to notoriously crap guitarist Lister sharing a soft rock 'jam' with reformed dictator turned budding axeman Adolf Hitler.
Other eps feature the non-mechanical crew members getting a taste of Kryten's subservient existence courtesy of the Mechanoid Intergalactic Liberation Front (Siliconia), the arrival of an ancient spaceship where criticism has been outlawed (Timewave), Kryten and Rimmer competing in a presidential election while the ever-fashionable Cat copes with the fact that a pair of glasses may need to become part of his 'look' (Mechocracy) and a potentially deadly update of Red Dwarf's software causing havoc while Rimmer sets out on a quest to find a parallel universe where he isn't such a massive smeghead (M-Corp).
As with series XI, viewers with UKTV Play can access each episode a week prior to its transmission – just tune into Dave and hit the red (Dwarf) button to view, or go online at Uktvplay.uktv.co.uk/shows/red-dwarf/watch-online/.
Red Dwarf, Thursdays at 9pm on Dave.