Valentine’s Day, then. As we all know, Camille was first broadcast on 14th February 1991, and had strong love type themes. This was a happy accident, of course, as the series was originally supposed to open with Meltdown, which isn’t quite so lovey-dovey.But six years later, Blue was broadcast on Valentine’s Day 1997. This too had themes of love; this time the love between two men. One of whom was dead. And it featured one of the most memorable screen kisses ever. And exactly a year later, Valentine’s Day 1998, BBC2 made way for Red Dwarf Night, as a symbol of its love for the show. And various other people confessed their love for the show too – Terry Pratchett, Patrick Stewart, and Garry “a beard with an idiot hanging off it” Bushell, to name but a three. Plus, Universe Challenge featurred a montage of Lister snogging various people. And, the evening finished with a repeat of Gunmen, featurring Lister and Loretta shagging in a car.
Coincidence, or SOMETHING MORE SINISTER?