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How Time Lord Doctor Who took on Mrs Thatcher

Quirky sci-fi drama or politically subversive television? Doctor Who actor Sylvester McCoy has claimed that scriptwriters of the cult TV show wrote material in the 1980s which was designed to undermine Margaret Thatcher's government.

Newsnight's Culture correspondent talks to those in the know.

Broadcast on Monday 15 February 2010.

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