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Last Updated: Monday, 22 August 2005, 13:37 GMT 14:37 UK
TV's Red Dwarf beams onto mobiles
Red Dwarf
Red Dwarf ran for eight series
Full episodes of cult TV sci-fi show Red Dwarf are being made available for fans to buy and watch on their mobile phone handsets.

The Doctor Who special The Five Doctors, originally screened in 1983, is also part of the licensing deal.

The shows will be available on video chips designed for mobile phones.

This is the first time BBC Worldwide has licensed programmes for use on mobile phones, in a deal with technology firm Rok Player.

Rok Player also holds the licences for animated characters Wallace and Gromit and SpongeBob Squarepants.

Initially three Red Dwarf episodes will be available, including fans' favourite Cassandra from series eight.

The BBC has also begun to experiment with previewing clips of shows on mobile phones, with dark comedy Nighty Night the first in the trial.


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