The children of Lady Manners School in Bakewell, possibly at the whim of an heroic music teacher called Mr Steadman, perform a ten minute medley of Red Dwarf music, taking in various versions of the theme tune, Tongue Tied, Rimmer Munchkin Song and Ace Rimmer Theme. And it’s superb. Quite possibly the second best video ever to be recorded in a school sports hall.
Despite the last twelve months bringing the biggest DJ attendance for a decade, an unexpected level of press coverage for BtE and some really quite phenomenal viewing figures, you still don’t always realise just how widespread Dwarf’s appeal and influence is. There was a time when it felt like there were just a handful of us left, but when you see things like Danny appearing on Soccer AM and being greeted by a load of Leeds fans singing “there’s only one Duane Dibbley”, you know you’re not alone. And that’s fucking Soccer AM.
But this orchestra video really is heartwarming. It’s not just the great renditions of the tunes and the skillful way they’ve been comped together. It’s seeing a great big group of people – some of whom must be a decade younger than the show itself – celebrating an aspect of Red Dwarf on such an epic scale. My heartiest thanks and congratulations to all involved.
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