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BBC Drops ‘Doctor Who’ Beheading Scene

BBC Drops ‘Doctor Who’ Beheading Scene

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BBC bosses have insisted producers re-edit this weekend’s Doctor Who episode to remove a scene where a character is beheaded.

The executives feared the footage would be insensitive to air on TV following the recent murders of two journalists by Islamic State militants.

A video released this week showed the beheading of American reporter Steven Sotloff by the same masked fundamentalist who murdered James Foley last month.

The edited scene appeared in the episode during a fight sequence between Robin Hood and the Sheriff of Nottingham.

A BBC spokeswoman says, “In light of recent news events, we have made an edit to episode three out of respect.”

You can watch the trailer for this week’s upcoming episode of Doctor Who below:

Photo/Video Credit:BBC/BBCA/Youtube

Jasmine Alyce Jasmine is the Associate Editor/Reporter for FanBolt. She’s been obsessed with pop culture and entertainment news since the olden days of MTV’s ‘TRL’ and graduated in 2009 with her BA in Journalism. She’s a huge horror and sci-fi/fantasy fan and her favorite shows include: American Horror Story, Game of Thrones, Pretty Little Liars, Doctor Who, Bates Motel, Once Upon A Time and Scandal, to name a few.

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