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  • 1. Discussed in relation to specific examples from television and/or radio By Nikita Caulkett, Becka Stocks, Vanessa Krug and Cameron Wingate
  • 2. ● What is it? ● TV and radio regulation ● Audience protection ● Privacy protection
  • 3. ● Working Class life ● Family, community and social issues ● Single localised space ● Dominated by female characters
  • 4. ● ● EastEnders – 16 million viewers per episode Coronation Street – 9.8 million people per episode across the year ● OFCOM regulations separate for both ● BBC ● ITV
  • 5. ● ● ● The cot death and baby swap Controversy throughout the general public Led the actress to leave the show?
  • 6. ● Mums net ● Huge number of complaints ● Difficult issues
  • 7. ● Free of charge helpline
  • 8. ● ● ● Recent storyline of a character named Hayley who is diagnosed with cancer Assisted suicide Storyline showed both sides of the 'Right to die'
  • 9. ● Aimed at a mass audience ● Stuart Hall: Three Readings ● Preferred, Negotiated and Oppositional ● Desensitised audience ● Used for audience entertainment
  • 10. ● Inform ● Educate ● Entertain
  • 11. ● Pre-watershed ● Teenage pregnancy, drug issues and infidelity
  • 12. ● 'Certain specified hours before which broadcasters should not presume that children will be in the audience and should not therefore be inadvertently exposed to more adult portrayals.' (Blumer, 1992)
  • 13. Bibliography Aron, D, Livingston, S (nd) Eastenders. Available at: (Accessed 23 January 2014) BBC (2013) Coronation Street explores right to die. Available at: (Accessed 23rd January 2014) BBC (2011) Samantha Womack to leave EastEnders. Available at: (Accessed 23rd January) Blumler, J (1992) Television and the Public Interest. London: SAGE Publications Miller, T (eds.) (2002) Television Studies. London: British Film Institute Coates, J (2013) Eastenders: Old faces try to bring a smile to the Square. Available at: (Accessed 23rd January 2014) Digital Spy (2014) Soaps Ratings Roundups. Available at: (Accessed 23rd January 2014) Mumsnet (2011) Mumsnet’s letter of complaint to the BBC. Available at: (Accessed 23rd January 2014)
  • 14. Ofcom (2009) Guidances Notes Section 2: Harm and offence. Available at: df (Accessed 27th January 2014) Ofcom (2011) Ofcom warns TV Broadcasters to be more careful around watershed. Available at: (Accessed 27th January 2014) Plunkett, J (2011) Eastenders cleared over ‘baby swap’ storyline despite 13,400 complaints. Available at: (Accessed 23rd January 2014) Saunders, P (2013) Soap opera Coronation Street must handle assisted suicide story with great sensitivity and care. Available at: (Accessed 23rd January 2014) Sweeney, K (2011) Why are Coronation Street viewers turning off? Available at: (Accessed 23 January 2014)