Who's Who #115: The Happiness Patrol

36 mins - Published Wed, Feb 14, 2018 by Breki Tomasson and Petter Mårtensson

On one level, this is another silly episode of Doctor Who, featuring a mode of execution that involves drowning people in candy syrup and a villain who is literally made of Basset Allsorts. On another level, this is a triumphant standpoint against Thatcherism and the anti-gay laws being passed in the United Kingdom. On a third level, this serial is a meditation on the being – or not being – of happiness as a state in and of itself, restricted in a sense by not knowing alternate states…

This serial is, perhaps, both of these things. And so much more. Don’t be put off by the cover when you read this book.

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Who's Who is the CSICON Network's very own show about Doctor Who! Publishing every other Wednesday, we discuss old episodes and serials as we discover the show. Remember to see the full list of serials to know what we're covering!

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