... it ended.
3 episodes was all we got.
And a quick ruffle through the Net assured me there was no Season 9.
And a quick ruffle through my dusty video cupboard assured me all the tapes of Red Dwarf Seasons 1 through to 8 were AWOL. So much for videos never being lost!
And so, it's back to the book. It's even better than the TV series anyway.
And if I want to watch something, there is always "It's a wonderful life" and the Flintstones cartoons, LOL.