It is fair to say that the hit BBC series Doctor Who is a very popular show among all ages, so it has come as quite a surprise that the hit series has been getting aired at such a late time by the BBC. The current series of Doctor Who airs at 8pm, after their big show Strictly Come Dancing, but some people feel that this time is too late for the younger viewers to stay up and enjoy it.
It is not just the fans of the show who feel that the BBC should change the time to an earlier slot, as Doctor Who himself, Peter Capaldi has also insisted that the show would be much better suited to an earlier start time. Peter says that he feels Doctor Who should be enjoyed by families watching it together, which is difficult due to how late the show airs on the BBC.
Capaldi explained, "I feel it's slightly used as a pawn in a Saturday night warfare. I feel as if it should go out at 7.30pm or around that time. I see a lot of kids and a lot of families and these families who all love ‘Doctor Who’ want to sit down and watch it together."
He added, "I used to do that with my daughter when it came back so it has to be on at a time that's reasonable for them to do that. And once you get past 8.15pm, you're getting yourself into adult territory and although a lot of adults really like it, at its heart, it's designed to do a lot of entertaining of children as well."
We have to admit that Peter Capaldi does make a good point and, despite the fact that it is a Saturday night, the current season of Doctor Who airs a little too late for the younger fans to enjoy it. Sort it out BBC!