Peter Capaldi has played the Doctor since 2013 [Image: BBC].

Someone should have a word with Theresa May about her enjoyment of Doctor Who. She doesn’t seem to understand it.

The point of the show is that kindness and compassion win the day. The Doctor is always kind; never cruel or cowardly.

Mrs May’s government exemplifies the reverse of those characteristics. It is never kind; always cruel, always cowardly – when it isn’t able to bully others.

Worst of all for her: If she was a character on the show, she wouldn’t even be the villain, or even the monster.

She would be working for the baddie. She would be the flunky.

I could list any number of such dupes who have appeared in the show, but I’m sure I would lose the interest of those readers who don’t enjoy the show.

Suffice it to say that if the role Mrs May plays in real life was translated into Doctor Who, her character would not still be around when the end credits rolled.

That’s an important message for her.

Perhaps she takes solace from the fact that the UK doesn’t really have a galaxies-spanning, history-straddling Time Lord to come along and whisper “Don’t you think she looks tired?” in the right person’s ear.

She should not.

The Doctor often plays the role of catalyst in political struggles, but the stories are contrived so that the victims in such stories need someone to rise up and speak for them.

Recent announcements by Michael Sheen (for example) – although garbled (deliberately?) by the mass media – indicate that we are still able to find people willing to take such roles, from among ourselves.

Ultimately, the message for Mrs May – and anybody like her – is: Change.

The show tells us that cruelty and oppression is never the right way forward and those who practise those policies are destined to fail.

She can learn her lesson from the TV show and make the changes herself…

Or she can find out the hard way.

It’s up to her.

Peter Capaldi has admitted he was surprised to learn of Theresa May’s love of Doctor Who , and that he hopes the show’s message of “tolerance” is one she takes to heart.

The Prime Minister recently revealed she is looking forward to a night of watching television on Christmas Day and is hoping to watch the Doctor Who Christmas special.

Capaldi told The Andrew Marr Show’s Sophie Raworth: “That was quite a surprise that she was so keen on it.

“So I hope she takes this message of tolerance and kindness and compassion to heart.”

Mrs May said, in an interview with Radio Times: “I always like to see Doctor Who on Christmas night, if possible, and a nice Agatha Christie to curl up with. David Suchet was a great Poirot – he got him to a T.”

Capaldi, who has played the role of The Doctor for three years, will appear in the Christmas Day episode, entitled The Return Of Doctor Mysterio.

Source: Peter Capaldi hopes Doctor Who ‘fan’ Theresa May understands show’s message of tolerance and kindness

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