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Cleansing Soap

by | 23rd, September 2003

‘DO soap operas merely reflect the society they are designed to appeal to or are they meaningless parades of filth, violence and depravity?

The new Trevor McDonald

Of course, the answer could be yes to both parts of that opening question.

The human world is not such a wonderful place, especially when viewed through the lens of TV news cameraman.

The Telegraph has seen a study conducted by the Independent Television Commission, the BBC, the Broadcasting Standards Commission and the British Board of Film Classification and noted the finding that TV news is more frightening than soap operas.

Of course, this would depend on whether you get your news from Trevor McDonald or Al-Jazeera, and whether your soap du jour is Neighbours or EastEnders.

But to the report, and the news that young viewers are more likely to judge scenes as violent. We learn that some children aged nine to 13 even

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