Male rape is a very important issue but I don't think it's suitable material for a soap that is shown at 7.30pm and viewed by lots of children. We're giving our children too much information too soon. What happened to the 9pm watershed?
Me too. It was one of my resolutions not to watch it and I haven't watched this year and have no inclination to. I did watch one or tho of the classic ones and found them much more acceptable.I don't think the writers have any thought about children watching it. Shame on them!
As Jane says, it was implied. We didn’t see any rape so I don’t think that scene contravened any watershed ‘rules’. Corrie and Eastenders have addressed various “issues” over the years. I don’t think these soaps are suitable viewing for younger children anyway so I’m not too sure what the issue is. Sadly this is something that happens and we will no doubt see how the producers deal with it.
I used to watch Corrie. It was sometimes funny and presented a view of working class England with its roots in history. I stopped some time ago when it began jumping on the soap bandwagon of disasters and current issues, the more controversial the better. This sounds like another step along the way. It shows the lack of talented writers who have to have some "issue" to build their script around. Bring back the discussions, family arguments and marriage conflicts that went on forever and grew more and more funny.
Yes Jane10 is right. I was all just implied , you didn’t see anything except David flopped on the bed looking very drunk (although he was supposedly drugged) . I don’t think they broke any watershed rules and I’ve seen much worse.
Stopped watching Corrie about 5 years ago when I could see it was turning into a northern Eastenders which Iv never followed. Pity really I grew up with it and all it’s lovely people Hilda / Annie to name but a few
I don’t watch any soaps, but is the implication of male rape really any worse than the Six O’clock News with its daily diet of detailed reports of historic sex abuse, vile atrocities in Syria and elsewhere, the Kremlin stockpiling nerve agents, the fallout from natural disasters, corrupt politicians etc?
There is no watershed any more. Maybe there's supposed to be but I see no sign of it. All the soaps have become dens of murder, sex, violence etc. I remember the time Emmerdale was Emmerdale Farm and Annie Sugden was sitting in front of her fire talking about the sheep !
It is definitely up to parents to ensure their children aren't exposed to anything that they think is unsuitable.
Some of the stories in the soaps are very well done, and draw attention to many important issues - but often this includes too much information for younger viewers.
In my opinion, a child, young enough for whom the issue would be inappropriate, would not have known what was implied, was to happen next. I saw nothing wrong with that being depicted at 8.30 (it was not the 7.30 edition).
With everyone recording programmes and seeing when they chose a watershed is pointless, however I agree a family type programme should be careful, but what about the news? My grandson only watches YouTube or children’s programmes or films he is aged 6. We don’t watch any other television when he is there nor do his parents.
Never mind about children -- I DON'T want to watch these storylines -- implied or otherwise -- bad things happen all over the world -- when I wish to know anything further about a particular issue, I access the news via internet/television -- whereas when I watch the soaps, I want to be entertained/relax.
I just find some of the story lines too dark now. I used to love Corrie when it had funny characters like Blanche and Hilda. I think they now try to win awards and they think they need sensationalism. I hate all the kissing whether it be gay or straight couples. All the noises they make .... yuk. I think parents should be in control though as I think children grow up so quickly.
I watched the very first episode of Corrie with my mum and more or less ever since. However, I stopped watching before Christmas because of the ridiculous or violent story lines. The humour seemed to have stopped and it was just bed swapping between the characters. It certainly isn't suitable for children who may see it at 7.30 because their mums are watching.
I think there is enough violence in the world without seeing it in a soap, which is supposed to be for entertainment. I stopped watching Coronation Street and all other soaps when they ceased to entertain me.
I always used to think Casualty wasn't suitable viewing for my 4 year old granddaughter (now 20) but I loved Emergency Ward 10 at that age although I'm sure the storylines weren't quite so graphic. C St is no different to any of the other soaps and does still have some comic moments in it. The male rape scene wasn't shown just implied and was on the later episode. How they deal with the aftermath is yet to be seen. The violence does seem to have escalated in recent times though but it's in so many programs these days - even in cartoons. My son and DIL wouldn't allow our grandsons to watch Batman or Spiderman while they were here as they then tried to emulate the fights. Younger children shouldn't be allowed to watch anything like that - with Catch Up there's no excuse anyway - if you miss something you can always watch it later when they're in bed.