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Hollyoaks Train Death Scene Ruled Too "Violent & Shocking" For Pre-Watershed Viewing


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Channel 4 have been found to be in breach of programming watchdog Ofcom's regulations after airing an episode of soap Hollyoaks in March that had a particularly disturbing ending. The scene depicts a violent death as drug dealing character Brendan Brady (Emmett J Scanlan) is pushed on to the train tracks into the path of an oncoming train and subsequently loses his life.

The UK watershed - the point in time after which adult content may be broadcast - is 9pm so the violent Hollyoaks scene, broadcast minutes before the show's 7pm end time, did not adhere to the pre-watershed rules regarding scenes that may be unsuitable for children. The broadcasting watchdog has ruled that the minute-and-a-half long scene was too "violent and shocking" to be aired before the 9pm cut-off.

However, Channel 4 has argued against the ruling, and has said that "there was an expectation from viewers that there would be a dramatic end to such a complex tense relationship," as reported by BBC News. The UK TV channel also said that "great caution" had been taken not to show violence too extreme than was "appropriate for the time."

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Stranded Review


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Hallmark Entertainment produced something good? Sure enough, the family-friendly outfit has made what is undoubtedly the best version of Swiss Family Robinson ever produced. In fact, Disney's version of Swiss Family Robinson came out on DVD just a few weeks back, so its cheesiness is still fresh in my mind.

The guts of the story are the same, but gone are the goofy elephant rides, non-sequitur wildlife, and obnoxious antics of the Disney Robinsons, living in their antiseptic treehouses while single-handedly fighting off pirates with as much gravitas as Peter Pan.

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