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BoobiesGalore Wed 13-Jul-11 16:47:16

A woman looking up as a heavy stream of blood falls down from the ceiling and dribbles all over her face and her neck. Cue loud screaming.

Followed by a bride getting shot in the chest, blood spurting as she falls to the ground on tv...

At 3.30 or so in the afternoon?

Correct me if i'm wrong, but, is there not meant to be a 9pm watershed in place.....?

I don't think early afternoon when children are coming home from school is the right time to air that sort of thing?

And i'm so shocked and so cross, i'm thinking of writing to ITV?

Not that they would take any notice.... angry

LaurieFairyCake Wed 13-Jul-11 16:51:47

Any chance you were watching a satellite channel - Itv2 or something - if so watershed doesn't apply.

I have to make sure to turn off Law and Order before dd walks in as they're mostly 15's.

BoobiesGalore Wed 13-Jul-11 16:53:59

Nope, it was ITV1!

southeasthamster Wed 13-Jul-11 16:55:35

well itv did use to have citv until the banned fast food advertising.

anyway midsomer murders has been on forever at this time have you missed them before?

StrandedBear Wed 13-Jul-11 16:56:15

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

squeakytoy Wed 13-Jul-11 16:57:11

I have often wondered why Midsommer Murders is deemed suitable afternoon viewing too. I watch it, because as an adult I like it, but its certainly not what I would want a young child to watch.

DeWe Wed 13-Jul-11 16:57:35

Watershed is only BBC isn't it?

BoobiesGalore Wed 13-Jul-11 16:57:52

I know it used to be CITV and no, i've never seen the programme before.

But my point is that sort of material shouldn't be shown at that time, if its not unappropriate under the watershed guidelines then i really don't know what is.

ChristinedePizan Wed 13-Jul-11 17:00:10

I think a lot of adult oriented TV is unsuitable for children. Including Jeremy bloody Kyle

DogsBestFriend Wed 13-Jul-11 17:00:48

I don't know if you've noticed it but if your TV is like mine you'll have the facility to deal with this kind of problem.

It's a little button on the back of the TV - all you do is press it once and wait.

if you look very closely you'll see it's marked "Off".


Happyfinnish Wed 13-Jul-11 17:01:50

Sounds like my wedding video...

southeasthamster Wed 13-Jul-11 17:01:59

i'm glad there is more adult tv on during the day, i was watching satc earlier def not suitable for children but they are out playing on this lovely day wink

DogsBestFriend Wed 13-Jul-11 17:02:25

PMSL Happyfinnish grin

BoobiesGalore Wed 13-Jul-11 17:04:04

Very funny DogsBestFriend

And what do you do, if for example, your busy, and leave the living room to answer the door, mop up a spillage etc so your child is alone and face it, everybody has done it at least once and your young child then watches it?

Its exactly that sort of smart arse attitude that really irritates me about mumsnet.

MsTeak Wed 13-Jul-11 17:06:37

You don't leave them in front of channels that have programmes like that on, obviously!

HeadfirstForHalos Wed 13-Jul-11 17:08:35

I agree dogsbestfriend

The off button was very handy when we got back in late from a panto last xmas and dd1 turned the telly on to give us all a lovely view of the girl out of gavin and stacey shagging someone in Love Actually grin.

Ds1s chin nearly hit the floor!

StealthPolarBear Wed 13-Jul-11 17:10:09

Hppyfinnish you cannot make a comment like that an d not explain!

TheMagnificentBathykolpian Wed 13-Jul-11 17:10:12

I think that with a title like 'midsomer murders', it is fairly easy to guess that it's probably not the best programme to plonk little ones in front of.

If it was called Happy Fluffy Bunny Land and you turned it on and were presented with a little wabbit massacre, then you would have cause to complain grin but I think that it is important to use that remote / off switch if you feel that a programme, by its title, by previous episodes or by the programme description, is unsuitable.

There are lots of people who don't have children. Are we really going to say that all programmes shown before 9pm should be suitable for children? I don't think that's fair. I choose what goes on in my house. I wouldn't suggest that because I don't want to let my children watch something, that it shouldn't be available for anyone to watch on any channel until after my children are in bed.

There is a case for categorising all tv programmes. So that you can always know whether a programme has bad language or whatever, so that you know to turn over! Maybe a symbol in the corner or something? I think that's better than not allowing anyone to have access to any programme that might not be suitable for children they might not even have!

BimboNo5 Wed 13-Jul-11 17:10:49

I dunno why but I thought the OP was going to say 'a christmas tree' or tinsel in the shops...

StealthPolarBear Wed 13-Jul-11 17:11:52

I think if there's a watershed it's fair to assume programmes before it are generally suitable for all - not necessarily aimed at all, but with levels of violence and gore that are suitable for all

Blu Wed 13-Jul-11 17:13:19

CBeebies / CBBC and other specialist channels are the only ones safe to leave children to watch unsupervised, even for a moment. Much of The News is wholly unsuitable for be children, for a start - you can't expect ALL daytime viewing in every channel to be child-friendly.

SuePurblybilt Wed 13-Jul-11 17:13:55

I hate adverts for these programmes in the middle of the day - the trailers where they put all the 'best' bits in and line up the body bags. There's a good argument for not putting them in between Milkshake and Animal FunHappyTime.
But with this one, the clue's in the name a bit........

StealthPolarBear Wed 13-Jul-11 17:15:12

true about news, especially when they are old enough to realise what it is

ChristinedePizan Wed 13-Jul-11 17:15:27

Well why are you watching a programme like that when your child is around anyway? Whether you're in the room or not, what difference does it make?

I presume it was a likely event in the sort of programme you were watching

TheMagnificentBathykolpian Wed 13-Jul-11 17:17:30

That's true, SPB, but the watershed is pretty much dead and buried now, isn't it? So it's safer to assume that it isn't there and to ensure that we check out all programmes for suitability. I don't think we can rely on the so-called watershed. I think programme makers constantly push to see how much they can get away with. Soap operas, for example, are before the watershed but there's no way I'd let my two watch them!

And don't even get me started on the porn music videos! angry

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