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May '24: The Loved / Hated One
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May '24: The Loved / Hated One

Britain, America and Doctor Who in 1985

We’ve been writing a lot this month about visions of America in the Cold War ‘80s, so here’s

reading his piece about visions of America in the TV and cinema of 1985, including Doctor Who: The Loved/Hated One

Our theme music is Otra vez by friend of the show S F Gallardo, who you can find on Spotify and Bandcamp

Related essays from May 2024 include:


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The Metropolitan Podcast
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