For those of you who haven’t heard of this, this was a four minute sketch written by Paul Alexander, broadcast on 20th November 1998 as part of Children In Need. This was our first glimpse at Red Dwarf VIII, and was set entirely in the new Blue Midget set (with CGI shot at the start) – but although Rimmer appeared, he was complete with ‘H’ to avoid giving the game away. It being a charity sketch, there was some uncertainty as to whether it would be possible to include this on the VIII DVD (the 1993 Doctor Who skit Dimensions In Time remains unreleased for precisely this reason) – but obviously they’ve got round any rights problems.
Sadly, I remember the sketch as being absolutely diabolical. But, then, that’s not really the point, is it?