BBC Removes Doctor Who Beheading Scene


The BBC announced today that they have removed a beheading scene from this Sunday’s episode of Doctor Who in light of the recent beheadings of  journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff by Islamic State militants. This week's episode is set in medieval England, and the scene in question is believed to occur during a fight between Robin Hood and the Sheriff of Nottingham. “In light of recent news events, we have made an edit to episode three out of respect,” said the BBC in a statement. On Tuesday, the marketers of Sleepy Hollow also apologized for promoting the hashtag #HeadlessDay (in reference to the show’s Headless Horseman character) on the same day the world learned of Sotloff's death.