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In June 2010, Craig Charles, Chris Barrie and Hattie Hayridge reported plans to produce further series of Red Dwarf. although a subsequent article on the official Red Dwarf emphasised that nothing had yet been confirmed. In January 2011, Robert Llewellyn confirmed on his website that a new series would be filmed in late 2011 and broadcast in 2012 on the digital channel Dave, although the channel’s owners UKTV initially refused to comment, suggesting that a new series had not been officially greenlit. On 10 April 2011, a six-episode Red Dwarf “Series X” to be broadcast on Dave in autumn 2012 was officially announced. Doug Naylor confirmed the plans both on Twitter and at the Dimension Jump XVI convention, and Dave issued the announcement through its website.