Last year’s Liverpool Comic Con saw Red Dwarf’s Robert Llewellyn and Danny John-Jules meeting fans and signing autographs – this year, we’re delighted to welcome none other than Chris Barrie, who stars in the classic sci-fi sitcom as Arnold J. Rimmer!
Chris comes to our Liverpool show ahead of Red Dwarf’s return to our screens for the already-filmed Series XII, which is expected to air on Dave in the autumn. The recent Season XI saw the Dwarf boys on top form, drawing more than two million viewers per episode to make Red Dwarf the most-watched show on Dave and winning ‘Comedy Of The Year’ and ‘Best Returning TV Sitcom’ at the British Comedy Guide website’s 2016 awards.
The six-episode series saw Barrie’s hapless hologram finally getting promoted to officer after (accidentally) saving the life of a Space Corps captain; Lister having to persuade the self-centred Cat to give him one of his kidneys following an encounter with an organ-napping droid; and Cat taking time off from being in love with himself to fall for a lady Cat with a big secret …not to mention some scary shenanigans in a crashed ship at the bottom on an ocean moon.
— This news story is for March 2017’s MCM Liverpool Comic Con —