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  • 14th June 2014

    John Barrowman awarded MBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours List 54

    John Barrowman has been awarded an MBE

    11:16 AM — Actor and singer John Barrowman has been awarded an MBE for services to entertainment and charity.

  • 6th September 2013

    John Barrowman: ‘I didn’t wake up one morning and decide to be gay’ 21

    John Barrowman previously received abusive homophobic messages over his marriage

    2:37 PM — Addressing fans at a recent science-fiction convention, John Barrowman said that being gay is "not a choice," and that he did not wake up one morning to say, "I'm going to have coffee, eggs, bacon, and I'm going to be gay."

  • 30th August 2011

    Hundreds of complaints over Torchwood gay sex scenes 177

    John Barrowman's sex scenes upset hundreds of viewers

    10:16 AM — The BBC has received hundreds of complaints over gay sex scenes in an episode of sci-fi drama Torchwood. More than 500 viewers contacted the broadcaster over the scenes involving 'omnisexual' character Captain Jack Harkness, played by John Barrowman.

  • 10th August 2011

    BBC receives complaints that Torchwood is ‘too gay’ 91

    Torchwood is apparently 'too gay' for some viewers

    2:07 PM — The BBC says it has received complaints that Torchwood: Miracle Day is "too gay". The series, starring gay actor John Barrowman, features bisexual hero Captain Jack Harkness.

  • 29th July 2011

    John Barrowman: ‘Torchwood’s Jack isn’t a gay stereotype’ 34

    John Barrowman says he doesn't see his character's sexuality as an issue

    1:37 PM — Torchwood star John Barrowman says his character Captain Jack Harkness is not a gay stereotype. The gay actor said he doesn't see the character's "omnisexuality" as an issue.

  • 21st July 2011

    John Barrowman says Torchwood gay sex scene ‘vital to story’ 67

    John Barrowman defended the racy scenes

    12:13 PM — Torchwood star John Barrowman says a gay sex scene banned by the BBC is vital to the storyline. Although US audiences will see the raunchy scenes with Barrowman's bisexual character Captain Jack Harkness, BBC bosses decided they would be too explicit for a UK audience, even after the watershed.

  • 19th July 2011

    BBC cuts Torchwood gay sex scene 142

    British viewers won't see John Barrowman's sex scene

    12:21 PM — British Torchwood viewers won't see a raunchy gay sex scene because BBC bosses thought it was too explicit. The scene, with gay star John Barrowman's character Captain Jack Harkness and a barman, has already been broadcast in the US on cable channel Starz.

  • 8th July 2011

    Russell T Davies ‘writing new show about gay men’ 12

    Russell T Davies is said to be working on a new show about gay men

    2:32 PM — Queer As Folk writer Russell T Davies is reportedly developing a new show about the lives of gay men. According to Deadline, the show's current title is 'Cucumber' and the screenwriter, best known for his re-imagining of Doctor Who, is said to be working with BBC Worldwide Productions.

  • 23rd June 2011

    Russell T Davies: ‘Cameron and Clegg are evil’ 76

    Russell T Davies called David Cameron and Nick Clegg "evil"

    5:31 PM — Doctor Who writer Russell T Davies has launched an outspoken attack on David Cameron and Nick Clegg over spending cuts to the BBC. Davies, who is one of the BBC's most senior writers, called the leaders "savage and evil people" and claimed the Conservative Party was "buffoonish" but "lethal as a laser".

  • John Barrowman tells Torchwood fans: ‘Expect man sex and nudity’ 146

    John Barrowman says there will be "man sex"

    4:56 PM — Torchwood star John Barrowman says that the show's next series will be the sexiest yet - with "man sex" and "full-on" nudity. The 44-year-old star said ardent fans know his character Captain Jack Harkness likes men and women.

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