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Shame of BBC hypocrites (2006)

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WHAT has happened to the BBC? For decades parents could trust the quality of its programmes but not any more. Tonight a new 13-part TV drama series begins that features plenty of same-sex kissing, erotic aliens and gory death scenes - not material most families would choose to watch.

Not according to BBC bosses, who say the content is fine and are leaving it to parents to decide whether to let children tune in. They say the programme, Torchwood, will go out after the 9pm watershed and that adult audiences expect this sort of entertainment.

But that's hypocritical - the drama is a spin-off from Dr Who and will be heavily repeated. It can't fail to attract curious young viewers. This exercise is nothing more than a cynical attempt to cash in on a genuine family show. The BBC should be ashamed.

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