The man who first brought Doctor Who to British screens has criticised the current series for being too sexy.
Waris Hussein, who directed the first episodes of the long-running science fiction show when it began in 1963, said he has been unimpressed by Jenna-Louise Coleman's character's romantic relationship with Matt Smith's version of the Time Lord.
"There is an element now, and I know we're living in a different era, of sexuality that has crept in," he told BBC Radio 4's The Reunion.
"The intriguing thing about the original person was that you never quite knew about him and there was a mystery and an unavailability about him," he added. "Now we've just had a recent rebirth and another girl has joined us, a companion, she actually snogged him."
Doctor Who star Matt Smith is introducing poetry to a new generation. The actor is to narrate a children's TV show designed to encourage the joys of literacy in youngsters.
Other names recruited for readings on Disney Junior UK's A Poem Is include Britain's Got Talent judge David Walliams and Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery. Smith will read Jack Prelutsky's Once They All Believed In Dragons.
He will take part in the second series of A Poem Is, which starts on April 30, along with Twenty Twelve star Jessica Hynes and veteran actor Richard Briers. Their words will be set to scenes from classic animations.