Sherlock upsets viewers with nude scenes

SherlockSome viewers of BBC One‘s ratings hit Sherlock were unhappy about nude scenes in Sunday evening’s episode which were broadcast before the watershed.

The modern-day reworking of the sleuth, updated by Steven Moffat and Mark Gattis, returned on Sunday evening for its much anticipated second season with A Scandal In Belgravia. The episode was a ratings hit with 8.7 million viewers tuning in and has generally been warmly welcomed by fans and critics.

However, the series has fallen foul of some more sensitive viewers who felt nude scenes, which included one of a dominatrix, were not appropriate for a family audience or to be broadcast before the watershed. The Daily Mail reports that that a number of viewers took to social networking sites to complain over the scenes featuring actress Lara Pulver.

The BBC has not, as of writing, received any complaints over the scenes and its unclear whether Ofcom, the media regulator, has received any either. At the moment the complaints seem to be mostly aired on sites such as Twitter and in the pages of the Daily Mail.