Craig Charles has said he loves starring in the new Red Dwarf.
The sci-fi sitcom is back for a tenth series, a quarter of a century after its debut.
Corrie star Craig, 48, who's plays Lister, the last human in the universe, said that returning to the role had "gone really well".
"The scripts are excellent, really good stories and they're standalone episodes, so you can miss the first one and still enjoy the third one," he said.
"We've gone back to doing it in front of a live audience, which really helps, and it's gone back to being a relationship-based comedy about the way the four of us interact," he said.
Chris Barrie, who plays Rimmer, added: "The show's been the backbone of our careers really, certainly mine.
"Other scripts you get sent end up being watered-down versions of Rimmer, and you think, 'Why would I want to do it?' Then more Red Dwarf comes along and you want to do it!"
:: Red Dwarf X begins on Dave on Thursday, October 4.