The BBC have issued a response regarding a small number of complaints surrounding the gay content in Torchwood: Miracle Day
Torchwood: Miracle Day, inappropriate sexual content, BBC One
Publication date: 8 August 2011
We’ve received complaints from some viewers who feel it is inapproprate to show gay sex in Torchwood.
The BBC’s response
We have strict Editorial Guidelines which govern the content of our programmes, and Torchwood is no exception. These clearly state:
“In all BBC output the portrayal of sex, or the exploration of sexual issues, should be editorially justified and treated with appropriate sensitivity. In post-watershed content, we must be able to justify the frank and realistic portrayal of sex and the exploration of themes and issues which some people might find offensive.”
Captain Jack Harkness is an established character in the series. We felt the content was justified in terms of the context and character and would be within the expectations of regular viewers. We aim to depict relationships whether heterosexual or homosexual in an honest and realistic way. These scenes are not meant to cause offence.
To be honest, i didn’t even see a problem with the gay content in Torchwood: Miracle Day. I’ve even seen a few comments being sent to this blog regarding the Gay content in Torchwood. Such comments were immediately deleted since i will not tolerate any homophobic remarks being posted on this blog. All Comments have to be authorised and verified by myself. Any comments that i feel are offensive, prejudiced or filled with hate will be removed and deleted.
My only wish was that people were sending complaints regarding the bad story and character writing in Torchwood: Miracle Day.
My thanks to Doctor Who News for the information and website link.
For Doctor Who fans in the United States of America who are anxiously awaiting the return of the Doctor. BBC America has begun releasing a wave of advertisements and content aimed at bringing viewers to their channel on Saturday August 27th. Over the next few weeks, BBC America are airing 3 specials that will help build momentum for the Doctor’s return. Beginning with Doctor Who: Best of the Doctor on Saturday, August 13 at 9/8c, then followed by Doctor Who: Best of the Monsters on Saturday, August 20 at 9/8c. Finally the 3rd special Doctor Who: Best of the Companions will be shown on Saturday, August 27 following the Doctor Who premiere episode, 6×08: Let’s Kill Hitler which airs at 9/8c.
BBC America have also released a refresher aimed at reminding the viewing public of the events of Doctor Who Series 6 Part 1 and what lies in store for Part 2.
Finally, a new BBC America Doctor Who Promotional poster has been released.
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