Is Doctor Who Too Sexy? – the director of the first series of Doctor Who has said he feels the show has now become too sexual.
Waris Hussein directed An Unearthly Child back in 1963 with William Hartnell playing the part of the Doctor and the parts of his then three companions were played by Carole Ann Ford, Jacqueline Hill and William Russell. The four episodes of the first series were soon overshadowed by the next series which featured The Daleks.
Indian-born director Hussein says that he believes Doctor Who now has an element of sexuality in its programmes and said in an interview with the BBC ‘Why bring in this element when in fact you needn’t have it there?’
He went on to say how surprised he was that with the recent rebirth of The Doctor there had been a scene showing the Doctor “snogging” his new companion Clara Oswald, played by Jenna-Louise Coleman.
Hussein said on Radio 4’s Reunion Show that he believed the Doctor should maintain an air of mystery and unavailability about him just as Sherlock Holmes did.
This year is a big one for the sci-fi series as it celebrates its 50th anniversary. There is a special 3D episode planned which will see the return of former Doctor David Tennant and Doctor’s assistant Billie Piper as well as the current Doctor, Matt Smith and assistant Jenna-Louise Coleman.