Many viewers thought the graphically violent scenes were not suitable to air before the 9pm watershed.
The BBC has defended Friday night’s (May 20th) episode of ‘Eastenders’ in which viewers saw young Bobby Beale violently assault his mum Jane with a hockey stick. Some viewers took to Twitter to complain to the broadcaster over the harrowing scenes, which aired before the 9pm watershed.
Laurie Brett plays Jane Beale in ‘Eastenders’.
But in a statement to The Mirror the BBC said: "EastEnders is a fictional drama and our millions of regular fans who tune in each week know and expect dramatic storylines. However we are always mindful of our time slot in which we are shown and we ensure all scenes are editorially justified.”
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Eliot Carrington, Mimi Keene, Adam Woodyat and Laurie Brett - A host of stars from a variety of British soap operas were photographed as they arrived for the British Soap Awards 2015 which were held at the Palace Hotel in Manchester, United Kingdom - Saturday 16th May 2015
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