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Sly Battles Bertie!,
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This review is from: Doctor Who: The Happiness Patrol [VHS]  (VHS Tape)
Shelia Hancock + Bertie Bassett take over cardboard Earth colony Terra Alpha, establishing a regime in which unhappiness is illegal. The punishment? Either being shot to bits by a bunch of miniskirted babes (the eponymous death squad) or drowned in a sea of liquid candy. No probs!
The Happiness Patrol is a cheap satire on Thatch's Britain, and the excuse for a plot consists of people running around increasingly wafer-thin sets and ''Killjoys'' getting killed in very inventive ways. However, through some nice characters and performances it makes for a NB story that does have some very good scenes such as the Doc confronting a pair of snipers on a balcony overlooking the city, and the Doc's final encounter with Helen A. Pretty good stuff, but a let-down after Rememberance.