It is alleged that Barrowman – who plays Captain Jack Harkness – exposed himself “on a regular basis” during the show’s earlier years. Doctor Who producer Julie Gardner also confirmed that Torchwood had received a complaint against the actor in 2008.
Now for any “gay geek” out there and Capt. Jack fan who followed Dr. Who and Torchwood during their original runs an/or attends Comic Con’s Barrowman’s since 2005 knows his “behavior” was well noted at that time by the immediate cast which took it as campy, good natured jokes and talked about it regularly. But a lot has changed in 15 years and Barrowman’s accusations come after the BBC says it’s investigating against former Doctor Who co-star Noel Clark, who is also accused of serious sexual misconduct and harassments on set. In a 2014 video from a sci fi convention that Clarke accuses him of taking “his dick out every five minutes” when they worked together on this hit British series.
In a statement, Barrowman admitted to fooling around on Doctor Who and its spin-off Torchwood, but he said that he no longer behaves that way in the workplace.
“With the benefit of hindsight, I understand that upset may have been caused by my exuberant behavior and I have apologized for this previously,” he said.
In 2008, Barrowman apologizes after he pulled down his pants during an interview with BBC Radio 1, saying he “went too far” when getting into “the light-hearted and fun banter of the show.”
Pearl Mackie, who plays the newest companion, Bill, on the upcoming season of Doctor Who, was interviewed about her character and revealed that Bill will be the first openly lesbian companion in the show’s 54 year history.
“It shouldn’t be a big deal in the 21st Century. It’s about time isn’t it?” Representation is important, especially on a mainstream show. Mackie said
“I remember watching TV as a young mixed race girl not seeing many people who looked like me, so I think being able to visually recognise yourself on screen is important.”
“[Being gay] is not the main thing that defines her character — it’s something that’s part of her and something that she’s very happy and very comfortable with,” Mackie confirms.
While Bill may be the first openly gay character, she’s not the first one to represent the LGBT community in Doctor Who. Jack Harkness, portrayed by John Barrowman, was the show’s very first openly queer character but his sexuality was never explicitly clear and we were also introduced to Vastra and Jenny, an interspecies lesbian couple who lived in Victorian London. Those were all recurring characters, though, so Bill will be the series’ first openly gay series regular
Bill and the Doctor return to small screens on April 15 in “A Star in Her Eye,” written by Steven Moffat and directed by Lawrence Gough.
The latest episode of the sci-fi series Doctor Who, titled Deep Breath, aired last night on BBC One to over 7 million people, in addition to special screenings in over 400 theaters marking the debut of Peter Capaldi as The Doctor, taking over from Matt Smith.
In the episode, Silurian lizard-woman Madame Vastra (Neve McIntosh) was forced to lock lips with her human wife Jenny Flint (Catrin Stewart) for the first time since their appearance in 2011 when they were introduced as married lovers.
The episode featured clockwork droids who sense life forms by their breath, with Jenny attempting to hold her breath to avoid them. When she struggled to breathe, however, Madame Vastra helped her survive by sharing her own oxygen.
One reviewer wrote: “I thought it was gratuitous and not particularly welcome in a family show aimed at kids. It just seems [executive producer Steven Moffat] is on some weird, lizard-lesbian perv trip. With another adding: “Found those characters that liked to display their preferences to be inappropriate for a children’s program, but the BBC seem to want to become a porn channel and are slowly edging into it.
Obviously these anti-gay bigots will clasp onto anything to show their hate.
In an episode that features the harvesting of human organs to create, in part, a skin covered hot air balloon, on a show about space/time travel people or the fact that Madame Vastra is an entirely different species. The worst thing about the episode is that two women touched lips. Got it.
While the announcement of the new and unprecedented 12th. regeneration of Dr. Who isn’t planned until tomorrow night on the BBC. Bookmakers in both the United Kingdom and in Vegas have stopped taking bets after a rush of wagers on Peter Capaldi, best known for his role as the foul-mouthed, tyrannical spin doctor Malcolm Tucker in the political satire The Thick of It.
When betting closed on Friday, Capaldi’s odds at William Hill stood at 5/6. A spokesman for for the firm said: “We have seen people today trying to back Peter Capaldi as much as possible at every price available, and after a small gamble on Daniel Rigby overnight, it seems that Capaldi is in line to move into the Tardis.”
Steven Moffat, had previously said that he had not ruled out an older Doctor.
Sources close to the show said only 10 people knew the name of the new Doctor, which will be unveiled in a one-off live show at 7pm tomorrow, to be hosted by Zoe Ball.
The chosen actor will be interviewed in front of a live studio audience and a few Daleks, with previous Doctor Who stars also present.
John Barrowman, best-known for his roles on the television hits Dr. Who, Torchwood, and The Arrow married his longtime boyfriend Scott Gill of 20 years over the weekend in California breaking hearts and dashing the fantasies of gay men everywhere.
Speaking directly to the camera, Barrowman said: “It’s five after one and we’ve got our coffee and we’re in the car ready to leave, because where are we going, Scott?”
Gill, then gets his turn on screen to say: “To get married. Yay!”
Barrowman then added: “We’re getting married in the state of California. Thank you Supreme Court, about time you made it legal.
John and Scott previously entered into a civil partnership in the UK on December 27, 2006.
Congrats kids!(But dammit Capt. Jack it should have bee me!)
After picking up the sonic screwdriver 4 years ago from David Tennant and making fezs cool again, Matt Smith will be leaving Dr. Who sometime around Christmas 2013 when the Doctor will regenerate for the unheard of 12th time.
With filming on the 50th anniversary episode, airing in November, beginning next month sources say bosses already have an idea of who they want to replace him.
Matt refused to commit to a Doctor Who future beyond Christmas when interviewed on Jonathan Ross’s show last week.
He said: “I am very happy doing it. I do the anniversary special, then the Christmas special. At the moment it’s 2013 and we will see what 2014 holds.” An insider said: “Matt has told bosses he wants to bow out at Christmas.”
Last night, the BBC said in a statement: “Sorry folks but even we don’t know what’s going to happen at Christmas. It’s not been written yet! But Matt loves the show and is to start filming the unmissable 50th anniversary, and the new series starting on Easter Saturday.
My choice for the 12th. Doctor.
I think its about time that the Doctor got his (and my) ginger regeneration wish: Jason Fleming