Published on November 20th, 2013 | by Flipside0
Prime Ministers living and dead to reunite for Doctor Who anniversary
Special Episode of Prime Minister’s Questions to be broadcast live on Saturday Night
David Cameron has announced that all UK Prime Ministers of the past 50 years will reunite for a special edition of Prime Minister’s Questions, to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who. “If the Doctor can team up with his past selves to fight terrible foes, why can’t I?” quipped Cameron, as he tried to stop the fez from falling off his head.
The episode, entited “The Seven Prime Ministers”, will feature the return of John Major to the role in which he was briefly modestly popular. Gordon Brown has refused to participate, but deceased PMs for the past 50 years will be played by actors, as follows:
- Colin Baker as Harold Wilson
- Peter Davison as Ted Heath
- Sylvester McCoy as Jim Callaghan
- Tom Baker as Mrs Thatcher
- John Hurt as The War Prime Minister (Tony Blair).
A spokesman for Mr Blair pointed out that Tony was in fact not dead, and would be keen to take part in person, but the others ignored him. Glamourous companions set to return with them include Margaret Beckett, Claire Short, Edwina Currie and Leon Brittan.
The extended special episode, to be simulcast in 3D across every Commonweath country, will feature Cameron joining forces with his previous selves to avoid answering awkward questions about energy bills, tax policy and national security. However, the producer had one problem.
“With seven PMs together, we needed a more scary adversary than Ed Miliband,” he said. “And the Speaker wouldn’t let us bring Daleks into the House. So we’re bringing in some angry old ladies to ask them unscripted questions. That’s probably why Gordon declined to take part,” he added.