Doctor Who VS Margaret Thatcher from BBC Newsnight

This is rather amusing – anyone that is familiar with the 80’s iterations of Doctor Who will know that there were many plots that mirrored Thatcher’s Britain eerily, usually with the Thatcherism portrayed negativity.

Well, as it turns out, it was all very intentional on the part of the writers of Doctor Who during the 80’s. It was an act of clear rebellion. BBC’s Newsnight did an investigative report.

From Blogtor Who:

The current affairs show Newsnight featured some time and discussion on Eighties Doctor Who and its relationship with politics – see the segment in the player above. Involved in the clip are Terrance Dicks and Andrew Cartmel (as well as some footage from The Happiness Patrol).

Here’s the whole video – thanks go out to the excellent Blogtor Who for taking the time to encode and upload it for our enjoyment.

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