BBC’s “Doctor Who” Admits Using People’s Names, Image And Likeness In Scripts
This is a follow up to the October 12, 2009 post Madonna Invades Privacy Of Minors:
In an item mentioned in the August 2009 lawsuit Aisha v. FBI, regarding the BBC program “Doctor Who” using people’s real names, images and likeness to base characters on, in violation of the law (Right To Publicity) the people behind the program admitted yesterday that they have done such things.
The writers of the show arrogantly proclaimed yesterday that they took the image and likeness of politicians and others, used it for the show, but added defamatory and unflattering items to it. Yesterday they admitted, they took Margaret Thatcher’s name and made her into a very unflattering character named Rehctaht, which is her name spelled backwards.
Such conduct is plain lazy, uncreative, haughty, cowardly and nasty. However, what’s your excuse when you criminally misappropriate the names, images and likeness of minors for your programming, which you did to two of my younger relatives, in being nasty to me in unprovoked conduct commissioned by Madonna (see: Madonna Violates The Privacy Of Minors), as mentioned in the aforementioned lawsuit. How do you justify doing such a thing to kids.
I wasn’t kidding when I said I am going to sue you and write about you and I promise you, it will be emotionally painful, humiliating (for you) and spark changes to the law, when I get finished with you. Imagine that, using the Queen’s airwaves to terrorize people.
BBC scriptwriters tried to use Doctor Who to bring down Margaret Thatcher
Last updated at 8:55 AM on 15th February 2010
She battled the Argentine army abroad and the unions at home. But Margaret Thatcher never knew she was also under attack from outer space.
Left-wing scriptwriters hired by the BBC during the 1980s tried to inspire a ‘Tardis revolution’ by using Doctor Who as propaganda to undermine the Tory prime minister.
In one serial they caricatured her as a vicious and egotistical alien ruler who banned outward displays of unhappiness among her downtrodden people and used a secret police to oppress dissidents.
Former actors and writers on the show admitted yesterday that there was also thinly veiled support for the miners’ strike and the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament…
‘The idea of bringing politics into Doctor Who was deliberate. We were a group of politically motivated people and it seemed the right thing to do.’ …
‘I was very angry about the social injustice in Britain under Thatcher and I’m delighted that came into the show.’
But he added: ‘Critics, media pundits and politicians didn’t pick up on what we were doing. Nobody really noticed or cared.’
The ratings plunged to 3million and the series was taken off air, reappearing for a one-off episode in 1996 before the hit 2005 revival.
A BBC spokesman said: ‘We’re baffled by these claims. The BBC’s impartiality rules applied just as strongly then as they do now.’