Ep. 008 Domestic Violence as a Plot Device in the Whoniverse

Content/Trigger Warning: Child abuse, physical abuse, sexual violence

Domestic and sexual violence are horrible realities for so many. Minefields surround any film portrayals: Will it upset survivors? Will the show’s stance be clear? Will the subject be given the serious treatment it deserves? We want showrunners and writers to be sensitive to the real impact it can have on the people watching. So why do we see it pop up so commonly in the Whoniverse?

Episodes to watch:

  • Classic Who – The Twin Dilemma
  • Fear Her
  • The Idiot’s Lantern
  • The Sound of Drums
  • The Last of the Time Lords
  • The End of Time
  • The Lodger
  • A Christmas Carol

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