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10 September 2016 @ 04:11 pm
Random Doctor Who Picture(s)  
The recording of "Doctor in Distress" (from the back of DWM 101) because, obviously, if an idea is appropriate for raising money for the starving in Ethiopia it is equally appropriate for protesting BBC decisions about which shows it wants to make.

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daniel_saunders: Leekleydaniel_saunders on September 11th, 2016 06:59 pm (UTC)
It's not even a good song. Although it appears on the Trial DVD box set as an extra, which shows how the politics have moved on. Years ago someone dissected the lyrics in DWM. Some of them are quite amusing (inadvertently). I think there's a line about "We've come to accept six Doctors" - not to like or love or adore, but merely - even grudgingly - to accept. That's classic self-hating mid-eighties Who fandom.
louisedennis: Doctor Wholouisedennis on September 12th, 2016 10:09 am (UTC)
It's certainly a sign of some very confused thinking on the part of the production team. I guess, possibly, if it had been a runaway chart success that might have exerted some pressure on the BBC but that was always going to be vanishingly unlikely, so you are left with the bizarre notion that the existence of a record sung by a handful of B/C-list celebrities and bought by a handful of die-hard fans can somehow exert pressure.

I suppose its possible JNT just saw it as a mechanism for keeping Doctor Who in the newspapers and believed that to be a good in and of itself.