In this story Davros acts as some insane Willy Wonka knockoff.
Are you happy? We’re happy. Definitely happy. No insane dictator holding a gun to our backs making sure we’re happy. Nope. Definitely happy. The Happiness Patrol, written by Graeme Curry and aired in November of 1988.
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1:32 The Thatcher “regime” lasted from 1979 to 1990. Apparently there’s no term limit or term of office for UK PMs, but it’s complicated.
11:31 Learn more about that here. Or don’t. I don’t care.
38:36 This mascot. I’ll never be able to look at this thing now without thinking that it’s some dangerous homicidal maniac that kills with a smile on its face.
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The Doctor Who title music was originally composed by Ron Grainer. The version used in this episode was arranged by Keff McCulloch.
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