England was a constituent country of the United Kingdom on Earth.
Rimmer once thought that he had lived in Liverpool because Lister had given him 8 months of his memory. Lister and his then girlfriend Lise Yates also spent a night in the English town of Southport, which Rimmer remembered. ("Thanks for the Memory")
When they discovered the timeslides, the Dwarfers were able to travel into their pasts. These included trips to England, where Lister was playing with his band and where his rich self had his mansion. The rich Lister married an English noble, Lady Sabrina Mulholland-Jjones. ("Timeslides")
Rimmer once mentioned being a member of "The Recreators of the Battle of Neasden Society." This battle presumably occurred in or near Neasden, London. ("Meltdown")
The Cat stated that a warm room where they were trying to thaw a frozen body was "Hotter than an English beer." When Lister was asked what his brief death had been like, he asked Kochanski if she had ever been to the English town of Swindon. ("Epideme")
Lister insisted that if a Tyrannosaurus Rex was a human, it would be a Geordie (a person from Newcastle, England), "The kind of guy who wears a t-shirt in the middle of winter and his nipples don't even get hard." ("Pete II")
The crew were sucked through a dimensional portal that transported them to 21st century London. They then travelled to Manchester to visit the set of Coronation Street. This turned out to be a group hallucination caused by a despair squid. (Back To Earth)
When their rejuvenation shower malfunctioned, the Dwarfers found themselves in Albion in the year 23 AD, a country that would eventually become England. They had to walk thousands of miles to reach India, where they could make a battery from lemons. ("Lemons")
Behind the scenes Edit
- Red Dwarf was made almost entirely in England, with a few exterior scenes shot in Wales. The first three series were made in Manchester and subsequent series were shot at Shepperton Studios in Middlesex. The show was commissioned for the British Broadcasting Corporation and then by the channel Dave.
- Most of the actors and crew are English. Notable exceptions include Mac McDonald, Clare Grogan and Graham McTavish.
- There has never been a Battle of Neasden.