Doctor Who: The Happiness Patrol
Country of Origin:  United Kingdom
Production year: 1988
Director: Chris Clough
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: Disc ID: A7D4-E871-288C-7E38
Running time: 1:14 (74 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: PAL, Color, 1.33:1, Full Frame
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: May 07, 2012
Collection type: Owned (#2170)
Status: Available
Purchase date: July 21, 2012
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 0 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Overview
On the planet Terra Alpha, bright fluorescent lights and garish candy-striped colors abound. The population constantly displays happy smiles. There's no sadness on Terra Alpha. Anyone feeling remotely glum disappears. Quickly. Having heard disturbing rumors, the Doctor and Ace arrive to topple the entire regime overnight.

But they haven't reckoned upon the varied punitive measures enforced by colony leader Helen A. There are many delicious ways in which to vanish on Terra Alpha - you can be hunted down by the omnipresent Happiness Patrol or mauled by Helen A's ravenous pet Fifi. But those especially unlucky few will find themselves entertained in the sweetie factory manned by Helen A's psychotic henchman - the Kandy Man.

This time, Happiness will prevail...

This story was originally broadcast on BBC1 between 2nd - 16th November 1988
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Genres
Science-Fiction
Television
Studios
Production Studios:
 • BBC
Media Companies:
 • 2 entertain Video
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital Mono
Commentary  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Music Only  Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles
English
Trivia
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Bonus Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Commentary
 • Deleted Scenes
 • Gallery
 • DVD-ROM Content
Crew
Direction
Chris Clough....Director
Writing
Graeme Curry....Writer
Production
John Nathan-Turner....Producer
Film Editing
Hugh Parson....Film Editor
Malcolm Warner....Film Editor
Music
Ron Grainer....Theme By
Dominic Glynn....Composer
Sound
Dick Mills....Sound
Scott Talbott....Sound
Art
Perry Brahan....Visual Effects
Dave Chapman....Visual Effects
Richard Croft....Costume Designer
Dorka Nieradzik....Make-up Artist
John Asbridge....Production Designer
Cast
 Part One
Sylvester McCoy....The Doctor
Sophie Aldred....Ace
Sheila Hancock....Helen A.
Ronald Fraser....Joseph C.
Georgina Hale....Daisy K.
Rachel Bell....Priscilla P.
Harold Innocent....Gilbert M.
John Normington....Trevor Sigma
Lesley Dunlop....Susan Q.
Richard D. Sharp....Earl Sigma
Tim Barker....Harold V.
Jonathan Burn....Silas P.
David John Pope....Kandy Man
Mary Healey....Killjoy
 Part Two
Sylvester McCoy....The Doctor
Sophie Aldred....Ace
Sheila Hancock....Helen A.
Ronald Fraser....Joseph C.
Georgina Hale....Daisy K.
Rachel Bell....Priscilla P.
Harold Innocent....Gilbert M.
John Normington....Trevor Sigma
Lesley Dunlop....Susan Q.
Richard D. Sharp....Earl Sigma
David John Pope....Kandy Man
Tim Scott....Forum Doorman
Snipers
Steve Swinscoe
Mark Carroll
Philip Neve....Wences
Ryan Freedman....Wulfric
 Part Three
Sylvester McCoy....The Doctor
Sophie Aldred....Ace
Sheila Hancock....Helen A.
Ronald Fraser....Joseph C.
Georgina Hale....Daisy K.
Rachel Bell....Priscilla P.
Harold Innocent....Gilbert M.
John Normington....Trevor Sigma
Lesley Dunlop....Susan Q.
Richard D. Sharp....Earl Sigma
David John Pope....Kandy Man
Tim Scott....Forum Doorman
Philip Neve....Wences
Ryan Freedman....Wulfric
Annie Hulley....Newscaster