Red Dwarf

Season 4 Episode 5

Dimension Jump

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Mar 14, 1991 on BBC Two



  • Allusions

    • Having crashlanded on an ocean world, Holly indicates that the damaged Starbug will begin to sink in about 40 minutes. Rimmer asks what they can do, and Holly suggests they could try and hire a band to play "Abide With Me"

      An obvious reference to the sinking of the Titanic in the North Atlantic Ocean on April 14-15, 1912. To keep everyones spirits up, the band played on as the ship sank, and thus perished in the waters along with many others, given the shortage of lifeboats. "Abide With Me" is one of the songs reported as having been played by the band. The hymn they are alleged to have played at the last was "Nearer My God To Thee"