BBC America Sci-Fi Mystery ‘Orphan Black’ Gratuitously Slams Thatcher as Enemy of the Poor

The sci-fi “dramatic conspiracy thriller,” Orphan Black, in which actress Tatiana Maslany (IMDB page) plays the parts of five clones (so far), has its second season debut tonight on BBC America in the United States and on Space in Canada (both at 9 PM EDT Saturday night).

In an episode during its first season, “Sarah Manning” visits the mother in Toronto who adopted her to learn of her childhood in Brixton, England, during the 1980s. The mother tells her: “England was burning. Maggie Thatcher firing on all barrels – at Ireland, the Falklands. She sacked social security, went after the immigrants, the poor, unions.”

Video is from the episode first run on May 11, 2013, “Parts Developed in an Unusual Manner.”

Just another example of how those in the entertainment industry can’t resist inserting their leftist worldview into nearly everything they produce.

Wikipedia’s summary of the show:

Orphan Black is a Canadian science fiction television series starring Tatiana Maslany as several identical women who are revealed to be clones. The series focuses on Sarah Manning, a woman who assumes the identity of her clone, Elizabeth (Beth) Childs, after witnessing the latter’s suicide. The series raises issues about the moral and ethical implications of human cloning and its effect on issues of personal identity.

At right, Entertainment Weekly cover from last month.

Brent Baker
Brent Baker
Brent Baker is the Steven P.J. Wood Senior Fellow and VP for Research and Publications at the Media Research Center