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Old March 12 2013, 12:12 AM   #43
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Re: The Life And Scandalous Times Of John Nathan-Turner

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Doctor Who apparently has many stories of making Female companions feel uncomfortable at the very least, getting grabbed, leered at and who knows what else.
Yeah... what we define today as sexual harrassment was treated by an earlier generation (or at least by the men in that generation) as normative, playful behavior. There are stories of Patrick Troughton pulling Deborah Watling's or Wendy Padbury's skirt down before a take, that sort of thing, and it was seen as just a silly prank. (Not saying that was right, just that things were seen differently then.)
Patrick Troughton and Frazer Hines pulled that prank in rehearsal at a church after she had fallen asleep not before an actual take of the series.
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