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IT LOOKS like another crafty political swipe from the BBC post-Hutton in last Saturday's episode of Dr Who. A disgusting alien was posing as the Prime Minister outside the steps of No 10 Downing Street and warned that danger was imminent from nuclear attack.

Indeed, said the vile creature, the enemy could cause terrible destruction within "45 seconds".

Is it possible that this was a purposeful echo of Tony Blair and Alastair Campbell's infamous "45 minute" claim about Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction?

It's just a pity most of Dr Who's under-teen audience will not have picked up on the allusion.

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