Who Altered British TV? 'Who' Indeed

Thought that you Doctor Who fans might appreciate this interesting article from the New York Times about how the series has changed British television:

"Russell T Davies, perhaps the most admired writer and producer working in British television drama, was once confronted at a wedding by a fellow guest bristling with indignation about a scene in Mr. Davies's hugely successful, family-friendly science fiction series, "Doctor Who." In the scene Capt. Jack Harkness, a swaggering intergalactic hero who exuberantly lusts after both men and women, plants quick kisses on the mouths of both the title character and the title character's female sidekick as they face imminent death. (Everyone survives.)

Mr. Davies's first instinct - as a reasonable person, as a happily gay man - was to be relaxed and placatory, he said. But something snapped."

Read the rest of the article here.

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Jun 18, 2008 8:52PM EDT

Thank you so much loved reading that article and watching the small reminder of doctor whos past, i might go watch that episode now. I love docotor who, I love Touchwood, i haven't watched Srarhs show yet but im sure ill love it. What Mr D hs done with everything has changed so views on sifi. just as heroes had pulled in the womem and not just the geeks, DW has brought in the whole Human Race, i hope he continues to work on both Doctor who and all his other adventures. and i hope that Mr D is that guy who never leaves the show, at least id like to know he pops in there from time to time, because he lived it to the sky and through space, he brought it from the grave.Mr Davis, you rule

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