The BBC has confirmed that this Saturday’s episode of Doctor Who, The Pyramid at the End of the World, has been edited for reasons of sensitivity following the recent Manchester bombing.
According to RadioTimes.com, a piece of dialogue making a general reference to terrorism as part of a wider discussion has been removed from this week’s episode as a mark of respect to those affected by Monday’s events.
A representative from the BBC told the website:
“Following the tragic events in Manchester, we have made a small edit to this week’s episode of Doctor Who.”
It is understood that The Pyramid at the End of the World remains otherwise unchanged and will air in its originally scheduled slot.
The decision marks the second time that an episode of Doctor Who has been edited in recent years in response to significant current events; a potentially distressing scene was cut from the finale of series 8’s Robot of Sherwood as it was due to be broadcast in the aftermath of similar real-life events.
The Pyramid at the End of the World airs on Saturday 27th May at 7:45pm on BBC One.