Poster Spotting on Dr Who

17th April 2010: “The Doctor is summoned to Blitz-torn London by Winston Churchill, and the Daleks are waiting for him!” Visit the BBC site.

Unidentifiable posters in the background...
This looks a bit like "Feed the Pigs" in the Background!
Careless Talk Costs Lives
Careless Talk Costs Lives

Interestingly, I didn’t recognise any of the posters, but the above is MOST DEFINITELY not a real wartime poster (here’s one of the real ones), interesting decision by the BBC not to use real posters!

Dalek to Victory
Dalek to Victory

Keep Calm and Exterminate
Keep Calm and Exterminate

By Second World War Posters

Mass Communications Academic, @MMUBS. British Home Front Propaganda posters as researched for a PhD completed 2004. In 1997, unwittingly wrote the first history of the Keep Calm and Carry On poster, which she now follows with interest.

2 replies on “Poster Spotting on Dr Who”

With my ex-tv hat on, it would be the copyright payments that would have put them off using real ones.
Using any image which isn’t out of copyright is painfully expensive, and you pay more, the longer the image is on screen (generally per 5 or 10 secs). So having it hanging around in the background of a scene can take quite a chunk out of your budget…

That doesn’t surprise me! I was interviewed for a BBC programme in the Imperial War Museum, and it took them a while to ensure that we were in front of a poster that would be clear!

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