- Category: TV
Doctor Who returned to our screens with a new doctor on Saturday night (August 23rd). While many people were happy, Ofcom received complaints over the lesbian kiss between Madame Vastra and Jenny Flint. Neve McIntosh and Catrin Stewart have played the couple for three years, but this, their first on-screen kiss, sparked some people to attack what they saw as a “gay agenda”.
However the TV regulator said it would not be investigating the six complaints over the controversial “lesbian-lizard” kiss as it said it “did not discriminate between scenes involving opposite sex and same-sex couples”.
The show's return, with Peter Capaldi taking over from Matt Smith as the twelth doctor, recieved the BBC's best viewing figures for a series opener for four years, peaking at an audience high of 7.3 million viewers. Reviews of the show focused more on the new lead bursting out of the tardis, with The Independent praising Capaldi's new doctor as he "flirts with dinosaurs, argues with tramps and has eyebrow anxiety". Hardly any reviews even mentioned the kiss.