Behind The Sofa

Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth

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. | Media | Doctor Who ‘too scary’, say parents:

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.

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Adam is a lecturer, trainer and writer. He's been a blogger for over 20 years, and a journalist for more than 30. He lectures on audience strategy and engagement at City, University of London.