TV Series | TV-PG | | Adventure, Drama, Family
The further adventures in time and space of the alien adventurer known as the Doctor and their companions from planet Earth.
The character of Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman), who was introduced in the first season, was the first openly LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender) character to be portrayed in the history of televised Doctor Who. Writer Ian Briggs had suggested a gay subplot for the characters of Judson and Millington in the serial Doctor Who: The Curse of Fenric: Part One (1989), but this had been vetoed by Producer John Nathan-Turner as unsuitable for a family audience at the time. Rona Munro also intended a lesbian subtext between Ace and Kara in Doctor Who: Survival: Part Three (1989), but felt this didn't come across properly.
The Tenth Doctor:
During the first season, Christopher Eccleston is credited as "Doctor Who", as set in the Classic Series. Beginning with the second season - reportedly at the behest of the show's new star, David Tennant - the credit has been changed to read "The Doctor".
Season 8 in Australia is PG on television, and M on DVD. Science fiction themes and violence being the reason.