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Since the beliefs that parents want to instill in their children can vary greatly, we ask that, instead of adding your personal opinions about what is right or wrong in a film, you use this feature to help parents make informed viewing decisions by describing the facts of relevant scenes in the title for each one of the different categories: Sex and Nudity, Violence and Gore, Profanity, Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking, and Frightening/Intense Scenes.
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Sex & Nudity

TV-PG for intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, disturbing images, rude humor, some drug use, and brief mild language - some involving teens


Mild sexual references (nothing children will get), flirting and kissing is seen.

In one episode, a character talked about going to a hotel with her boyfriend, but it was not followed up on.

Some explicit innuendos, again, nothing a child would get.

In the episode Blink, one character is seen naked from the top up and one character sees all of him. He then asks groggily if he was wearing pants and she declines.

At the end of Flesh and Stone, Amy acts suggestively towards the Doctor on the night before her wedding. She kisses him passionately and tries to undress him but he stops her, instead taking her to see her husband-to-be, Rory. However, there are no overt references to sex in this scene.

In the lodger, you see the top of the doctor while he is in the shower then you see him get out and drop his towel all you see is the top half you never see below his chest

In the Lazarus Experiment, the one of the characters is seen lying on the floor, naked from the rear (however we only see the side of his buttocks)

In one episode, The Doctor has a conversation about how Rory and Amy's baby was conceived on the TARDIS making the child part time lord. He says "They don't put a sign up, it just happens!" referring to sex. Young children will not understand this.

In the Pond Life miniseries, the legs of a woman are shown standing in front of the Doctor, then a robe dropping.

In Season 6, there are various references to homosexuality, brief, and generally they do not have any effect on the plotline. They are simply there. In "Let's Kill Hitler," for example, there are two. In a flashback, Amy accuses Rory of being gay, and later, River Song approaches some Nazis saying "I was on my way to a gay gypsy bar mitzvah."

Some characters, for example Captain Jack Harkness, are openly homosexual, and kissing between members of the same sex is seen briefly in a couple of episodes.

In the 2013 Christmas Special, when Clara first enters the TARDIS Eleven is naked. She turns away, clearly uncomfortable. We see his legs and upper body; his midsection is always blocked by something. After a few lines of dialogue are exchanged, he presses a button, at which time a suit 'projects' itself onto him. However, when Clara takes him to meet her family, he reveals that only she can see the projection, meaning her family is seeing him naked, which causes them obvious discomfort. However, nothing is seen. Later, he takes Clara to a 'church' hovering over a planet and tells her to swallow a pill that will give her the appearance of being naked because "You can't go to church with your clothes on". However, she is still fully clothed to the viewers.

Violence & Gore


The violence is mild, but some episodes can show harsher, more brutal violence. Shootings, impaling, and stabbings are seen, while things like neck snapping and people getting burnt to death are implied. Many deaths are implied and we often hear people screaming. Blood is rarely shown though, it is however, small amounts, not gushing amounts.

Such episodes as Voyage of the Damned or 42 are relatively violent.

One particular episode which is quite violent and gory is Tooth and Claw where people are eaten and killed by a werewolf (on screen)

Many types of alien violence are seen, and some deaths are disturbing. In particular, when people are killed by the Daleks their skeletons can be seen fleetingly, while the Cybermen are seen to kill by electrocuting people.

The episode The Lazarus Experiment shows the main antagonist sucking the life out of his victims. Two of his victims' corpses as seen briefly.

The episodes Human Nature and The Family of Blood show several deaths of people getting disintegrated, many straw creatures are shot with guns, and many people die from explosions (off screen).

One character (River Song) has to break her arm in order to escape an Weeping Angel's grasp. It happens off screen, but you can see the bruises on her wrist.

Dark Water and Death in Heaven are particularly dark



A few mild swears (damn, hell, ass, etc.), but nothing too explicit. 'Bitch' is used once in The End of the World.

In Human Nature, Martha Jones, who is already condemned to being a house maid, is criticized for her colour by two white men, They say "How can you tell if the floors clean with hands like that?" Although it is very offensive, it is often easily looked past by teens and children viewing. It should be noted, however, that this particular episode takes place in the early 1900s, where attitudes towards racism were very different to how they are now, and such behaviour is frowned upon by the series in general.


Characters drink wine and other similar beverages in some episodes. Drugs are taken, but they are alien and do not represent real drugs. One of the characters is frequently shown smoking a cigar, like his real-life counterpart.


Doctor Who has traditionally been regarded as "frightening" to children, although it is primarily aimed towards them. Older (original series) programmes relied largely on suspense to provide this, whereas the new series is a little more obvious and with more convincing monsters. The fact remains, however, that young children want to watch it and end up being very scared. Some stories are more intense than others - for example Blink, Midnight, and The Waters of Mars. "Dark Water" is very adult and dark with mature themes.

Characters are placed in great peril, frequently caused by alien monsters or unseen forces. Numerous characters, including some with whom rapport has been established, do die during the course of each episode. Parental guidance is advised when younger children are watching, to reassure them and perhaps to suggest that they leave the room or switch over.

23/50 - Recommended for 12 and up.

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