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Thursday, January 24, 2008

BBC, Popular Drama, Under Fire For Episode Showing Violent Attack on Character

A scene in the long-running BBC drama "Eastenders" has caused a ruckus, and several viewers have complained to Ofcom, the government agency charged with overseeing radio and television in the UK. The episode shows an attack on one of the main characters. The BBC itself received two hundred complaints. The network defended itself with this statement: "The BBC has a strict set of editorial guidelines which all programmes must adhere to, to ensure that the violence portrayed was suitable for pre-watershed viewing." Read more here.

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