Provided a commentary for the Doctor Who DVD "The Ultimate Foe".
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Did You Know?
Violence in Doctor Who
(1963) is very difficult. The Doctor is involved in adventures that deal with violent people and sometimes the only way to deal with violence, unfortunately, is to be violent in return. Personally I feel that if you display violence you should show it for what it is. I don't think you should dwell on it, I don't think it should be gratuitous, but I think that when you do ...
He was dubbed "Slasher Saward" by Doctor Who
(1963) fans due to the violence, morbid themes and high body counts of the scripts he either wrote or script-edited. BBC One controller Michael Grade
also took exception to the violence of the series during this period and cited it as a reason he put it on hiatus in 1985.