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  • Red Dwarf - Series XII [DVD] Red Dwarf - Series XII | DVD | (20/11/2017) from £12.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Red Dwarf XII is the twelfth series of the legendary comedy. For the very first time, the rest of the crew discover just how it feels to be Kryten when they're arrested by the Mechanoid Intergalactic Liberation Front. The Dwarfers come across a ship where criticism is illegal, and a space station where the crew have developed a cure for evil. When all the machines on Red Dwarf go on strike Rimmer and Kryten hold a Presidential election, while Lister discovers a simple update of the ship's latest software could be a matter of life or death. The Cat faces an identity crisis like never before when he discovers he needs glasses. Finally, Rimmer decides to leave Red Dwarf in search of a parallel universe where he isn't such a massive loser.

  • Red Dwarf - Series XI [DVD] [2016] Red Dwarf - Series XI | DVD | (14/11/2016) from £8.29  |  Saving you £1.70 (17.00%)  |  RRP £9.99

    The Emmy-winning comedy returns for an 11th outing, with the original cast and a host of guest stars on board. The series sees two of the Dwarfers' dreams come true: Rimmer accidentally saves a Space Corp Captain and is promoted to Officer, while Cat takes time off from loving himself to fall in love with a female cat with a very big secret. Lister wakes up to discover a deranged droid has stolen his body parts and Kryten has a mid-life crisis and changes his body cover from grey to Ferrari red. With big laughs and dazzling effects, Red Dwarf XI continues on from the award-winning Red Dwarf X and recaptures the show's golden age.

  • Red Dwarf - Series XII BD [Blu-ray] [2017] Red Dwarf - Series XII BD | Blu Ray | (20/11/2017) from £16.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Red Dwarf XII is the twelfth series of the legendary comedy. For the very first time, the rest of the crew discover just how it feels to be Kryten when they're arrested by the Mechanoid Intergalactic Liberation Front. The Dwarfers come across a ship where criticism is illegal, and a space station where the crew have developed a cure for evil. When all the machines on Red Dwarf go on strike Rimmer and Kryten hold a Presidential election, while Lister discovers a simple update of the ship's latest software could be a matter of life or death. The Cat faces an identity crisis like never before when he discovers he needs glasses. Finally, Rimmer decides to leave Red Dwarf in search of a parallel universe where he isn't such a massive loser.

  • Red Dwarf - Just The Shows [DVD] Red Dwarf - Just The Shows | DVD | (09/11/2009) from £16.39  |  Saving you £3.60 (18.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Red Dwarf: Just The Shows - Vol. 1 & 2 Box Set

  • Red Dwarf X [DVD] Red Dwarf X | DVD | (19/11/2012) from £6.99  |  Saving you £13.00 (65.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Space battles, quantum entanglement, and love triangles with snack dispensers, are just some of the problems facing the boys as they return on the small rouge one. Rimmer receives an SOS distress call from an old foe and is suddenly faced with the dilemma of his life. Lister grapples with the problem of being his own father, gets romantically involved with snack dispensers 23 and 34, while Kryten and Cat become quantum entangled forcing them to do everything in unison. The posse also find themselves marooned in 23 AD where they rescue a famous historical figure with a beard. Packed with over 150 minutes of extras including an exclusive making-of documentary, deleted scenes and a brand-spanking-new collection of 'Smeg Ups'. DVD comes with special collector's reversible sleeve.

  • Red Dwarf - Back To Earth [DVD] Red Dwarf - Back To Earth | DVD | (15/06/2009) from £6.99  |  Saving you £13.00 (65.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Cult comedy Red Dwarf is returning to TV 21 years after its initial launch. The show has been resurrected by digital channel Dave for a three-part Easter weekend special which sees the cast finally return to Earth. Written and directed by Red Dwarf co-creator Doug Naylor the new show reunites the line-up including Coronation Street's Craig Charles.

  • Red Dwarf - Series XI [Blu-ray] [2016] Red Dwarf - Series XI | Blu Ray | (14/11/2016) from £5.74  |  Saving you £14.70 (58.80%)  |  RRP £24.99

    The Emmy-winning comedy returns for an 11th outing, with the original cast and a host of guest stars on board. The series sees two of the Dwarfers' dreams come true: Rimmer accidentally saves a Space Corp Captain and is promoted to Officer, while Cat takes time off from loving himself to fall in love with a female cat with a very big secret. Lister wakes up to discover a deranged droid has stolen his body parts and Kryten has a mid-life crisis and changes his body cover from grey to Ferrari red. With big laughs and dazzling effects, Red Dwarf XI continues on from the award-winning Red Dwarf X and recaptures the show's golden age.

  • The Brittas Empire (The Complete Brittas Empire - Series One to Seven) (DVD) The Brittas Empire (The Complete Brittas Empire - Series One to Seven) (DVD) | DVD | (14/04/2014) from £24.99  |  Saving you £25.00 (50.00%)  |  RRP £49.99

    In this classic TV sitcom Gordon Brittas (Chris Barrie) is the manager of Whitbury New Town Leisure Centre. He means well wants to do well and desperately wants to be a good manager. Unfortunately his best talent is to continually create recipes for total disaster. Deep down Brittas cares for his staff but all he ever seems to do is to make their lives more difficult. Trying to rise above this and to keep the Centre running smoothly is his assistant Laura (Julia St. John) and of course Colin complete with boil! Behind every good man so the saying goes is a good woman and behind every maniac is a good woman losing her sanity! Helen Brittas (Pippa Haywood) is no different as she struggles to cope with her husband's misplaced enthusiasm. Special Features: Brittas Fitness Quiz Royal Variety Performance 1996 Brittas Management Quiz Star Profile Good Morning Interview Christmas Special 1994 Christmas Special 24th December 1996 Brittas Empire Series 4 Out-takes Where's Ben Game Wogan Interview Stills Gallery

  • Red Dwarf X [Blu-ray] Red Dwarf X | Blu Ray | (19/11/2012) from £7.99  |  Saving you £17.00 (68.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Space battles, quantum entanglement, and love triangles with snack dispensers are just some of the problems facing the Dwarfers. The posse also stumble across the mysteriously abandoned SS Trojan while Lister grapples with the problem of being his own father and Kryten and Cat become quantum entangled, forcing them to do everything in unison. The series finale finds the boys surrounded by a simulant war cruiser and its fleet of attack ships. Armed with only two forks and a pencil sharpener, the Dwarfers begin to wonder whether this is the beginning of the end. Special Features: We're Smegged - Exclusive Feature-Length Documentary Deleted Scenes - With Optional Writer Commentary Smeg Ups - The Unseen Outtakes

  • Red Dwarf - Back To Earth [Blu-ray] [2009] Red Dwarf - Back To Earth | Blu Ray | (31/08/2009) from £8.99  |  Saving you £11.00 (55.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Back to Earth takes place after 'series ten'. Kochanski is dead and the crew are hurled through a portal and discover they are just characters from a TV series. Knowing they will die in the final episode the Dwarfers in best Blade Runner traditions decide to track down their creators to discover how long they have left to live. First the crew attempt to track down the actors who play them in the series and their metaphysical odyssey begins... Features both a Director's Cut version of Back to Earth and the original televised version.

  • Red Dwarf: Series 2 [1988] Red Dwarf: Series 2 | DVD | (10/02/2003) from £3.95  |  Saving you £15.00 (75.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    The second series of Red Dwarf is, as Danny John-Jules says in the accompanying DVD commentary, "the one where it really went good". First broadcast in the autumn of 1988, these six episodes showcase Rob Grant and Doug Naylor's sardonic, sarcastic humour to perfection. The writing has matured, no longer focussing solely on SF in-jokes and gags about bodily functions, instead allowing the humour to develop from the characters and their sometimes surprisingly poignant interactions: Lister's timeless love for Kochanksi, for example, or Rimmer's brief memory-implanted love for one of Lister's ex-girlfriends. The cast had gelled, too, and there's even more colour this year as the drab sets are spiced up, a little more money has been assigned to models and special effects, and the crew even go on location once in a while. "Kryten" introduces us to the eponymous house robot (here played by David Ross), although after this first episode he was not to reappear until Series 3, when Robert Llewellyn made the role his own. Then in "Better Than Life" the show produced one of its all-time classic episodes, as the boys from the Dwarf take part in a virtual reality game that's ruined by Rimmer's tortured psyche. Other highlights include "Queeg", in which Holly is replaced by a domineering computer personality, the baffling time travel paradox of "Stasis Leak", the puzzling conundrum of "Thanks for the Memory", and the astonishingly feminine "Parallel Universe". On the DVD: Red Dwarf, Series 2 has another chaotic and undisciplined group commentary from the cast, all clearly enjoying the opportunity to reminisce. The second disc has a host of fun extras, including an "A-Z of Red Dwarf", outtakes, deleted scenes, a Doug Naylor interview, model shots, and the full, unexpurgated "Tongue Tied" music video. As with the first set, the animated menus are great fun and the "Play All" facility is the most useful little flashing button ever created. --Mark Walker

  • Red Dwarf - Series 1 Red Dwarf - Series 1 | DVD | (04/11/2002) from £4.99  |  Saving you £15.00 (75.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Notoriously, and entirely appropriately, the original outline for Doug Naylor and Rob Grant's comedy SF series Red Dwarf was sketched on the back of a beer mat. When it finally appeared on our television screens in 1988 the show had clearly stayed true to its roots, mixing jokes about excessive curry consumption with affectionate parodies of classic SF. Indeed, one of the show's most endearing and enduring features is its obvious respect for the conventions of SF, even as it gleefully subverts them. The scenario owes something to Douglas Adams's satirical Hitch-Hiker's Guide, something to The Odd Couple and a lot more to the slacker SF of John Carpenter's Dark Star. Behind the crew's constant bickering there lurks an impending sense that life, the universe and everything are all someone's idea of a terrible joke. Later series broadened the show's horizons until at last its premise was so diluted as to be unrecognisable, but in the six episodes of the first series the comedy is witty and intimate, focusing on characters and not special effects. Slob Dave Lister (Craig Charles) is the last human alive after a radiation leak wipes out the crew of the vast mining vessel Red Dwarf (episode 1, "The End"). He bums around the spaceship with the perpetually uptight and annoyed hologram of his dead bunkmate, Arnold Rimmer (Chris Barrie, the show's greatest comedy asset) and a creature evolved from a cat (dapper Danny John Jules). They are guided rather haphazardly by Holly, the worryingly thick ship's computer (lugubrious Norman Lovett). On the DVD: Red Dwarf I arrives in a two-disc set, with all six episodes on the first disc accompanied by an excellent group commentary from Craig Charles, Chris Barrie, Danny John Jules and Norman Lovett. (There's also a bonus commentary on "The End" with the two writers and director Ed Bye.) The 4:3 picture is unimpressive, but sound is decent stereo. The second disc has an entertaining 25-minute documentary on the genesis of the series with contributions from the cast, writer Doug Naylor and producer Paul Jackson. Navigate the animated menus to find a gallery of extra features, including isolated music cues, deleted scenes, outtakes ("Smeg Ups"), a fun "Drunk" music montage, model effects shots, Web links, audiobook clips, the original BBC trailer and even the entire first episode in Japanese. --Mark Walker

  • Red Dwarf: Series 6 Red Dwarf: Series 6 | DVD | (21/02/2005) from £6.99  |  Saving you £13.00 (65.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Series 6 is possibly the most eagerly awaited of the Red Dwarf DVD sets, due to its acclaimed third episode, "Gunmen of the Apocalypse", which earned the program an International Emmy Award in 1994. However, the five other episodes in the series have their own share of absurd laughs, and the two-disc set features enough supplemental features to keep even the most demanding RD fan happy. The crux of series 6 is that the Red Dwarf has been stolen (no thanks to Lister, who can't remember where he left it), and the crew must recover it; their pursuit brings them in contact with brain-consuming aliens ("Psirens", with guest star Jenny Agutter), a polymorph that turns Rimmer and Cat into their alternate identities from Series V ("Emohawk--Polymorph II"), the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse tricked out as gunslingers ("Gunmen of the Apocalypse"), an army of Rimmer clones ("Rimmerworld"), and finally, their own future selves, who turn out to be particularly awful (worse than the present-day ones, that is), and cause a cliffhanger ending that just might spell the end for the Red Dwarf crew.... In short, series 6 more than earns its popular status among Red Dwarf's fanbase, thanks to its sharp writing (sadly, it would be the last series to feature scripts by co-creator Rob Grant) and energetic performances. And the double-disc set matches the quality of the programs with some terrific extras, including commentaries by the RD crew and fans (the latter on "Gunmen of the Apocalypse" only), and featurettes on composer Howard Goodall and series director Andy de Emmony; these are rounded out by the usual collections of "smeg-ups" (bloopers), deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes footage, and another episode of the "Dave Hollins, Space Cadet" radio sketch that inspired the show. And again, the most patient of viewers will find Easter eggs on the menus (happy hunting). --Paul Gaita

  • Red Dwarf: Series 3 Red Dwarf: Series 3 | DVD | (03/11/2003) from £4.99  |  Saving you £15.00 (75.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    The third series of Red Dwarf introduced some radical changes--all of them for the better--but the scripts remained as sharp and character-focussed as ever, making this a firm candidate for the show's best year. Gone were the dull metallic grey sets and costumes, gone too was Norman Lovett's lugubrious Holly, replaced now by comedienne Hattie Hayridge, who had previously played Hilly in the Series 2 episode "Parallel Universe". New this year were custom-made costumes, more elaborate sets, the zippy pea-green Starbug, bigger special effects and the wholly admirable Robert Llewellyn as Kryten. The benefits of the show's changes are apparent from the outset, with the mind-bending hilarity of "Backwards", in which Kryten and Rimmer establish themselves as a forwards-talking double-act on a reverse Earth. After a modest two-hander that sees Rimmer and Lister "Marooned", comes one of the Dwarf's most beloved episodes, "Polymorph". Here is the ensemble working at its best, as each character unwittingly has their strongest emotion sucked out of them. Lister loses his fear; Cat his vanity; Kryten his reserve; and Rimmer his anger ("Chameleonic Life-Forms. No Thanks"). "Body Swap" sees Lister and Rimmer involved in a bizarre attempt to prevent the ship from self-destructing. "Timeslides" delves deep into Rimmer's psyche as the boys journey haphazardly through history. Finally, "The Last Day" shows how completely Kryten has been adopted as a crewmember, when his replacement Hudzen unexpectedly shows up. On the DVD: Red Dwarf, Series 3 two-disc set maintains the high standard of presentation and wealth of extra material established by its predecessors. Among other delights there are the usual "Smeg Ups" and deleted scenes, plus another fun commentary with the cast. There's a lengthy documentary, "All Change", specifically about Series 3, a tribute to costume designer Mel Bibby, Hattie Hayridge's convention video diary, and--most fascinating--the opportunity to watch "Backwards" played forwards, so you can finally understand what Arthur Smith's backwards-talking pub manager actually says to Rimmer and Kryten in the dressing room. --Mark Walker

  • Even More Great Comedy Moments Even More Great Comedy Moments | DVD | (29/03/2004) from £4.69  |  Saving you £10.30 (64.40%)  |  RRP £15.99

    A compilation of best bits from BBC comedy. Programme excerpts include: 'The Office' 'I'm Alan Partridge' 'The League Of Gentleman' 'Only Fools And Horses' 'Shooting Stars' 'Absolutely Fabulous' and 'Red Dwarf'.

  • Red Dwarf: Series 5 Red Dwarf: Series 5 | DVD | (08/11/2004) from £3.99  |  Saving you £16.00 (80.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    It's brown alert time all over again for Red Dwarf fans with the fifth season of the much-loved sci-fi/comedy series. Episode-wise, it's business as usual for the crew of the Red Dwarf--that is, if one considers encountering an alien squid that squirts a despair-inducing hallucinogen ("Back to Reality", later voted the best episode of the series by viewers and Stephen Hawking!), evil (and not particularly bright) versions of the crew ("Demons and Angels"), a virus that causes insanity ("Quarantine"), and a trip to a moon created entirely from the mind of the insufferable hologram Rimmer ("Terrorform") business as usual. In short, it's six hilarious episodes, highlighted by the typically terrific writing of creators Rob Grant and Doug Naylor (who also direct two episodes). As with the previous deluxe DVD releases, Series V features a wealth of supplemental features, the most intriguing of which is a look at the failed attempt to recreate the show in America (with U.K. cast member Robert Llewellyn and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine's Terry Farrell as Cat). Also included are cast and fan commentaries, featurettes on the show's "science" and villains, special effects tests, blooper reels, and a sampling of Grant and Naylor's BBC 4 radio sketch "Dave Hollins, Space Cadet", which served as the inspiration for Red Dwarf. Dedicated DVD owners will also be rewarded by Easter eggs lurking throughout the menus. --Paul Gaita

  • Red Dwarf: Series 4 Red Dwarf: Series 4 | DVD | (16/02/2004) from £6.99  |  Saving you £13.00 (65.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    By the end of this fourth year, Red Dwarf had completed its metamorphosis from a modest studio-bound sitcom with a futuristic premise to a full-blown science-fiction series, complete with a relatively lavish (by BBC standards) special-effects budget, more impressive sets and more location shooting. Despite the heavier emphasis on SF, the character-based comedy remained as sharp as ever. Witness the Cat's reaction to Lister's pus-filled exploding head; Kryten's devastatingly sarcastic defence of Rimmer; or, the classic scene that opens the series, Lister teaching Kryten to lie. In "Camille", Robert Llewellyn's real-life wife plays a female mechanoid who transforms into something else entirely, as does the episode, which by the end becomes a delightful skit on Casablanca. "DNA" comes over all SF, with lots of techno-speak about a matter transmogrifier and a RoboCop homage--but in typical Dwarf fashion, turns out to be all about curry. "Justice" sees Rimmer on trial for the murder of the entire crew, while Lister attempts to evade a psychotic cyborg. Holly gets her IQ back in "White Hole", but wastes time debating bread products with the toaster. "Dimension Jump" introduces dashing doppelganger Ace Rimmer for the first time--he was to return in later series, with diminishingly funny results. Here his appearance is all the better for its apparent improbability. Finally, "Meltdown" goes on location (to a park in North London) where waxdroids of historical characters (played by a miscellaneous selection of cheesy lookalikes) are at war. Only intermittently successful, this episode is really memorable for Chris Barrie's tour-de-force performance, as Rimmer becomes a crazed, Patton-esque general. On the DVD: Red Dwarf, Series 4, like its predecessors, comes as a two-disc set complete with full cast commentary for every episode, an extensive retrospective documentary (mostly featuring the cast reminiscing), deleted scenes and lots of other fun bits of trivia. --Mark Walker

  • The Brittas Empire - The Complete Series 6 The Brittas Empire - The Complete Series 6 | DVD | (21/02/2005) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £19.99

    The complete sixth series of mirthful mismanagement mishaps from the hapless Gordon Brittas! After being crushed to death at the end of the last series Gordon Brittas spent a short time in Heaven which only served to annoy St Peter so much that he sent him back to earth to finish his mission. Gordon has spent the last six months being rebuilt in a Swiss clinic and returns to Whitbury Leisure Centre fighting fit after training runs in the Alps. Unfortunately in true Brittas fashio

  • The Brittas Empire The Brittas Empire | DVD | (26/01/2009) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £7.99

    The complete sixth series of mirthful mismanagement mishaps from the hapless Gordon Brittas! After being crushed to death at the end of the last series Gordon Brittas spent a short time in Heaven which only served to annoy St Peter so much that he sent him back to earth to finish his mission. Gordon has spent the last six months being rebuilt in a Swiss clinic and returns to Whitbury Leisure Centre fighting fit after training runs in the Alps. Unfortunately in true Brittas fashion he returns a day early - missing the elaborate red carpet welcome the staff have prepared for him. Helen Brittas has spent the intervening time in a psychiatric institution after the shock of a) discovering that Gordon was in fact alive and b) having already spent the ''88 000 insurance money. There is a new adversary for Brittas in the shape of Penny Bidmead who has taken over the running of the Sauna Solarium complex with a view to Privatisation. Carole is back behind the reception desk together with her children after her brief glimpse of security as Nanny with the Austrian Herr Von Trapp. Unfortunately the possibility of her hearing wedding bells was dashed when he ditched her and married one of the nuns. Colin found that his boil mysteriously disappeared after Brittas died but In a fond act of remembrance he kept it preserved in a jar at home. Colin also has on his conscience the bomb he inadvertently placed in Mr. Brittas' croquet set when he was due to move to Brussels. Whatever did happen to that bomb? Episodes comprise: 1. Back With A Bang 2. Body Language 3. At The Double 4. A Walk On The Wild Side 5. We All Fall Down 6. Mr. Brittas Falls In Love 7. Snap Happy

  • Red Dwarf: Just The Shows (Vol. 1) [1988] Red Dwarf: Just The Shows (Vol. 1) | DVD | (18/10/2004) from £9.25  |  Saving you £24.57 (70.20%)  |  RRP £34.99

    Notoriously, and entirely appropriately, the original outline for Doug Naylor and Rob Grant's comedy sci-fi series Red Dwarf was sketched on the back of a beer mat. When it finally appeared on our television screens in 1988 the show had clearly stayed true to its roots, mixing jokes about excessive curry consumption with affectionate parodies of classic SF. Indeed, one of the show's most endearing and enduring features is its obvious respect for the conventions of SF, even as it gleefully subverts them. The scenario owes something to Douglas Adams's satirical Hitch-Hiker's Guide, something to The Odd Couple and a lot more to the slacker SF of John Carpenter's Dark Star. Behind the crew's constant bickering there lurks an impending sense that life, the universe and everything are all someone's idea of a terrible joke. Later series broadened the show's horizons until at last its premise was so diluted as to be unrecognisable, but in the earlier episodes contained in this box set the comedy is witty and intimate, focusing on characters and not special effects. Slob Dave Lister (Craig Charles) is the last human alive after a radiation leak wipes out the crew of the vast mining vessel Red Dwarf (episode 1, "The End"). He bums around the spaceship with the perpetually uptight and annoyed hologram of his dead bunkmate, Arnold Rimmer (Chris Barrie, the show's greatest comedy asset) and a creature evolved from a cat (dapper Danny John Jules). They are guided rather haphazardly by Holly, the worryingly thick ship's computer (lugubrious Norman Lovett). --Mark Walker

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