It’s interesting what they decided to spoil and what they decided not to spoil in this listing. Concealing the existence of The Cat – “Danny John-Jules as ?” – but not concealing the main twist of the story, that all but 1 of the crew die.
At least they keep it ambiguous about whether Lister or Rimmer is the one to survive.
Programme creators submitted their own listings to Radio Times and often had fun with it. Like the Young Ones summaries that tended to have nothing to do with the episodes.
Tuesday 8 May 1984, 21.00
A psychological British war film set in the Sahara desert. Hugh Freganotte’s sombre Western is diversely episodic but the locations admirably sustain the journey. Like an old favourite shoe: not brilliant but sturdy. Pauline Melville makes a splendid quiche.