Couple of things for us fans of two of our favorite exports from the United Kingdom: The Beatles and Doctor Who.

First, courtesy of BoingBoing (by way of Professor Reynolds), an early episode of Doctor Who, with the First Doctor, featuring a short clip of The Beatles performing “Ticket to Ride.”

Second, a medley of Beatles songs cut together with scenes from the revised series, with the Ninth Doctor and his companion Rose.

And even though that nation is currently walking on eggshells with his whole hostage mess, with Iran changing its story and its demands every hour, I have hope and faith that their Churchillian resolve will bubble to the surface.

And thus I still say:

Hail Britannia!