It's a chance to – I'm always reluctant to sound so pious and so do-gooding and all of that. The evil in Doctor Who can sometimes be the evil in our real world, too.” The current series has also tackled sexuality with the introduction of Bill – the first openly gay companion the Doctor has ever had. “That representation is important, especially on a mainstream show.
Speaking about the role Mackie said a character’s sexuality should not be seen as a major plot. “It’s important to say people are gay, people are black - there are also aliens in the world as well so watch out for them.
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"I can think of no better response to that than a moment like this that brings our communities together - people from different background, who come from all different places around here, different faiths.
Just moments that don't fixate on the differences but focus on those things that we have in common. She would have been here bouncing on the bouncy castle with the kids.
"I think as a country we are not good enough at doing that." He added: "If people feel closer to their communities, that's exactly how Jo would want to be remembered." Mr Cox said he spent Friday with his family, focusing on his wife, who was murdered on June 16 last year outside the library in Birstall, just a couple of miles to the east. "And to have moments that enable us to celebrate that and to remember that.
Showrunner Steven Moffat said he has ‘bent history’ to address the issue in Thin Ice which will see The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and his companion Bill (Pearl Mackie) arrive in early 1800s London.
“History is always whitewashed,” Moffat told TV Guide.