Finally, proof that the makers of the new series of Doctor Who have got it right: people are complaining that it’s too frightening for children.
Hiding behind the sofa is an age-old ritual for younger viewers of Doctor Who. But the BBC has been inundated with complaints from parents that the doctor’s latest adventure crossed the line between fun and frightening – and was too terrifying to be broadcast at 7pm.
I remember complaints like that when I was seven or eight, back in the late 70s, and even at the time I thought the adults were being silly. The show was just scary enough.
Hurrah for early evening terror for a whole new generation.