'Pilot Show, without it, no series. Mostly written in a week in Wales of round the clock writing, drinking and more drinking and the occasional meal. Took 3 years to sell. If only we'd drunk more.' - Doug Naylor on The End. A radiation leak wipes out the crew of the mining ship Red Dwarf, leaving only one survivor – chicken soup machine repair man, Dave Lister. After three million years in suspended animation, Lister emerges to find he is the last human being in the universe. But he is not alone.