According to the RadioTimes, a potential sensitive sequence has been omitted from this Saturday’s episode of Doctor Who following the deaths of two American journalists.
As a mark of respect a beheading sequence has been edited out of the show’s finale, something that could be seen as insensitive after two US journalists were killed by Islamic State militants over the past few weeks. On August 19th, footage of American journalist James Foley was uploaded to Youtube, in which the young man was decapitated by the Insurgent group. This was followed by a similar video on September 2nd, showing the death of another journalist, Steven Sotloff.
Robot of Sherwood , written by Mark Gatiss, was filmed in February, long before these events became headline news. A spokesman for the BBC said: “In light of recent news events, we have made an edit to episode three out of respect.”
Robot of Sherwood will air at 7.30pm on BBC1 on Saturday 6 September