Among the complaints included in a
report released Sunday is criticism that the long-running sci-fi
drama Doctor Who is “promoting” a “gay agenda.”
The BBC Trust report details complaints
received by the BBC spanning a period from February 2013 to September
Some viewers objected to a kiss between
lizard-woman Madame Vastra (played by Neve McIntosh) and her human
wife Jenny Flint (Catrin Stewart).
According to Pink
News, the kiss was censored in Asia.
Doctor Who is also known for
featuring the “omnisexual” character Captain Jack Harkness (John
Theses complaints were among the 1,586
closed down by the broadcaster at an early stage, which represent
roughly 10 percent of total complaints received.
“The complaints framework that the
BBC Trust put in place in 2012 allows the BBC to close down, after an
initial response, complaints that for example are hypothetical, use
abusive language, fail to cite any evidence or breaches of the BBC's
editorial guidelines,” a spokesman told the Independent.
Other complaints which fell into the
same category include a viewer “unhappy” that the BBC did not
include a “Christian point of view” in a discussion on how the
moon was formed and that a popular sitcom was ridiculing tall women.