The first ever director of Doctor Who, Waris Hussein, has deemed the show too sexy in the upcoming Radio 4 program The Reunion, which reunites cast and crew from the first few years of the show in the early 1960s.
Hussein had this to say on the matter:
“There is an element now, and I know we’re living in a different era, of sexuality that has crept in.”
“The intriguing thing about the original person was that you never quite knew about him and there was a mystery and an unavailability about him. Now we’ve just had a recent rebirth and another girl has joined us, a companion, she actually snogged him.”
“Why bring in this element when in fact you needn’t have it there?”
“The original series was so simple. They were very straightforward, nice linear stories that one could follow.”