“I didn’t realise Doctor Who plays in Poland – but it obviously does. I’ve had a few fans coming up, wanting to say hello, or get a photograph or a signature. It doesn’t happen quite on the scale that it happens at home – but then I don’t think I’ve been to a country yet where I haven’t met someone who’s a Doctor Who fan. Except maybe Uganda.”—
To be fair, it's not just Who/Merlin/Sherlock, the Beeb induces tears in all things. Just ask the The Hour fans - the smaller BBC fandoms also have less of a support system post-creys inducing episodes. We don't have Supernatural giving us cuddles.