Watch Lister and co fend off space beings in the new trailer for ‘Red Dwarf XI’

Dave premieres the new series on September 22

Craig Charles puts aside his funk records and the robots to appear in a brand new series of Red Dwarf, which premieres next month.

In this eleventh series the main characters, Dave Lister (Charles), Cat (Danny John-Jules), Arnold Rimmer (Chris Barrie) and Kryten (Robert Llewellyn) find themselves in a parallel universe, at the bottom of a moon ocean and battling mid-life crises as well as other worldly beings.

Originally aired in 1988, the space spoof will hit small screens once again at 9pm on Dave, on September 22. Prior to that, the first episode of the sci-fi show will be available to stream on UKTV Play from 15 September.

Watch the new trailer for Red Dwarf XI in full below:

More recently Craig Charles, who rose to fame in Red Dwarf, has been presenting his Funk and Soul Show on BBC 6Music, as well as touring it around the country as a club night.

Charles also made a return to the new series of Robot Wars, not as a presenter, but as a narrator. Having formerly presented the game show from 1998-2004, comedian Dara Obrien and Angela Scanlon now present it.

The premiere of the 2016 series of Robot Wars on 26 July gained more viewers than Top Gear’s season finale.

Occupying the same slot that Top Gear had dominated at 8pm on BBC 2, the series reboot attracted viewing figures of around two million people.