Calling all smegheads! Red Dwarf celebrated in special charity pub quiz

Posted on 13 November 2012
By Michelle Harding
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To celebrate the triumphant return of cult sitcom Red Dwarf on Dave, Purple Revolver are inviting fans to a one-off themed pub quiz at The Oxford pub, Kentish Town, London.

Red Dwarf first blasted onto our screens twenty four years ago following David Lister, Arnold J Rimmer, Kryten and The Cat as they smeg their way across time and space. In Series X scouser Lister remained the last human being alive and, 3 million years from Earth, resolved to his fate drifting through deep space alongside deceased colleague Rimmer, a creature evolved from domestic cats and the cleaning-obsessed mechanoid Kryten.

Fans are invited to this special charity event to include screenings of favourite episodes, a themed pub quiz filled with Red Dwarf trivia that will prove if you know your Wibbly things from Swirly things, followed by a very special prize raffle and fancy dress competition (optional).

Purple Revolver will be joined by very special guest host actor LEE CORNES AKA Lister’s Paranoia featured in series one episode Confidence and Paranoia. Mr Cornes will be presiding over proceedings as quiz master, as well as taking part in a Q&A and signing autographs for fans.

Purple Revolver’s Red Dwarf quiz event co-ordinator Angela Johnson said: “After 3 million years smegging across the galaxies, Red Dwarf series X has left us all tongue tied in its genius.

“Now that the series has aired in full, to stop us all descending to the depths of the despair squid, Purple Revolver will host a themed pub quiz spanning the past twenty four years of Dwarf.

“We’re delighted to welcome actor Lee Cornes as our very special guest who’ll be able to answer many burning questions fans have about the early days of Dwarf, including how he narrowly missed out on the roles of Rimmer and Holly.

“That’s right, dudes, it’s time to get out your revision timetables as we challenge Dwarfers from around the UK to celebrate one of the best smegging sitcoms ever made!”

Proceeds will be donated to charity Headway – the brain injury association (registered charity no. 1025852). (For more information please visit

Rachel Broughton, Fundraising Manager from Headway said: “We are very grateful to be supported by such a fantastic event and are delighted it will also raise awareness of our vital services to brain injury survivors, their families and carers. Many thanks to all involved for your valuable support of Headway and we hope you have a brilliant night.”

Strict ticket limit – 60 tickets available at £6 in advance. There will be a handful of tickets available on the door priced at £8. Guarantee entry and book your ADVANCE £6 e-ticket now at:

Sunday 25th November at The Oxford, 256 Kentish Town Road, London NW5 2AA

Timetable of events
Doors: 5pm
Top 3 Red Dwarf episodes as voted for by the fans will be shown while food will be served throughout the evening.
7pm Red Dwarf themed pub quiz hosted by LEE CORNES – questions ranging from simple enough for Lister to understand them to SMEG HARD.
9.30pm Quiz results, crowning the fancy dress competition winner and prize raffle.