Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,

Labour invokes Doctor Who

It's subtle but there: the new Labour election spot begins with Sean Pertwee saying,
You know, my father always said, "Don't give up." "Show resolve," he said. He was so right.
So literally the first person mentioned in the Labour Party's first election broadcast of the 2010 campaign is the third Doctor Who. Pertwee junior speaks for most of the video, but is replaced at the 2:25 mark by none other than David Tennant (doing his native Scottish rather than Tenth Doctor Mockney). I know that some political leaders like to claim that God is on their side, but I don't think I've ever before seen a political party imply that it has the endorsement of a Time Lord. (Or at least of two of the actors who played him.)

(Hat-tip to communicator.)
Tags: doctor who: 03, doctor who: 10, election: uk: 2010

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