Cult comedy Red Dwarf will come back to Earth at Easter – 21 years after the sci-fi hit first blasted onto our screens.

Written and directed by Red Dwarf co-creator Doug Naylor, Red Dwarf: Back To Earth reunites Chris Barrie as Rimmer, Craig Charles as Lister, Danny John-Jules as Cat and Robert Llewellyn as Kryten.

The brand-new two-part series will kick start a Red Dwarf Easter weekend from Good Friday on TV channel Dave.

This will be followed by Red Dwarf: Unplugged, a “no holds barred” episode with no sets, no effects – and no autocue.

The weekend will climax with Red Dwarf: The Making Of Back To Earth, a behind-the-scenes special from the new production.

Dave will reveal news snippets from the production at joindave.co.uk.

Red Dwarf is Dave’s biggest commission yet and its first foray into scripted comedy.

The offbeat series, set in outer space, has enjoyed phenomenal success since it first aired in 1988 on BBC2, running for 52 episodes.

More than eight million viewers tuned in for series eight and the series has sold 7.25 million DVDs and videos worldwide.

It has been broadcast in some 25 territories worldwide and won International Emmy and British Comedy Awards.