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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Ofcom Tells ITV It's In Breach of Code For Recent Quiz Question, Answers

British watchdog agency Ofcom told ITV it was in breach of the broadcasting code for a question it posed on a recent episode of the popular quiz show, Quizmania. The offending question was intended to elicit answers on the subject of "things you find in a woman's handbag" and included "balaclava" and names for wall plugs. Other items were false teeth, rubber bands, and airplane tickets. After investigation, Ofcom found that "inclusion of these answers was unreasonable and the competition was therefore not conducted fairly" (rule 2.11). Read the Ofcom decision here.

Read more in a Media Guardian story here.

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