Comedian Craig Charles, who is accused of rape, was refused bail by an Old Bailey judge. The star of BBC2's Red Dwarf was not in court for the 30-minute hearing in chambers. Mr Charles, of Tyers Street, Kennington, south London, was remanded in custody on Monday for seven days at South Western Magistrates Court. He is jointly charged with company director John Peploe, 36, of Crawford Road, Camberwell, with raping a 38-year-old woman at her flat in Clapham, south London. Mr Peploe, was also refused bail.