The Happiness Patrol (16 November 1988)
Spoiler Alert: We are discussing some of the Doctor Who adventures broadcast over the past 50 years. In this blog, we're looking at The Happiness Patrol. It contains spoilers about the entire story.
Doctor Who and gay people have a very special relationship, and we've done a lot for each other over the years. You're not supposed to generalise, of course, but there are reasons why The Happiness Patrol is widely regarded as the show's gayest story that go above and beyond it starting off with the Tardis painted pink.
The Doctor and Ace arrive on the planet of Terra Alpha to investigate claims of government wrongdoing. Their intel was correct, but not for the reasons they were expecting. Here, sadness is punishable by death,