Hot on the heels of Parade’s End, there was another spanking threat on the BBC, this time in family sci-fi series Dr Who.
The Doctor has met some impressive women from history, including Agatha Christie and Elizabeth I, but in the episode Dinosaurs On A Spaceship he is joined by one of the feistiest of them all: Queen Nefertiti of Egypt as played by Riann Steele. The haughty Queen is threatened with an over the knee spanking by an African big game hunter (Rupert Graves). The Doctor’s companion Amy Pond raises her eyebrows in surprise. So did most of the viewers.