“Small edit” in Doctor Who following Manchester bombing
A section of dialogue which refers to terrorism has been removed for sensitivity, says BBC.
This week’s episode of Doctor Who will have a section of dialogue removed as a mark of respect to victims of the terrorist attack in Manchester.
RadioTimes says the excerpt in The Pyramid at the End of the World made passing references to terrorism as part of a more general discussion of threats to Earth.
“Following the tragic events in Manchester, we have made a small edit to this week’s episode of Doctor Who,” a BBC spokesperson confirmed.
It isn’t the only change in UK schedules this week. Jimmy McGovern’s new northern drama Broken was replaced by an episode of Blue Planet, while Channel 4 drama Ackley Bridge was edited to remove a hoax bomb plot storyline. General election campaigning was also suspended.
The rest of Doctor Who will remain unchanged. It screens in Australia on ABC and iview this Sunday.