BBC Receives 9,000 Complaints Over “EastEnders” Baby Exchange Episode

January 9th, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by GD  

By Gina Gomez
eastJan 9, (THAINDIAN NEWS) British television soap opera “EastEnders” came under scanner for its harrowing cot death story. A reputed media source reported that the network BBC has received around 9,000 complaints from different parts of the country as it showed Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. The episode that shocked the audience was the one when Ronnie (Samantha Womack) found her baby dead in the cot, she swapped her baby with the neighbor Kat Moon’s healthy tot. This episode has been bombarded with complaints from people and media reported that the grief stricken mothers were “deranged” after watching the episode.

The media outlets are of the opinion that this was the most distasteful episodes of “EastEnders”. While speaking about the episode, the executive producer said that whenever the show officials approach a story, they leave it open ended to see the reaction of people. However, in a recent development, an insider of the show reported that the show officials would change the storyline and make it emotional and soft, keeping in mind the reactions of the audience.

A source close to “EastEnders”, reportedly, told a reputed media source that Kat Moon will reunite with her son in the end and the focus of the show would be on her happiness after she discovers that her child is alive. On the other hand, Bryan Kirkwood told that the main aim of the episode was to show the increasing number of cot deaths in the country and he took advice from a charity organization before shooting the episode. However, Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths’ spokesperson said that the charity can never endorse protagonist Ronnie’s behavior as shown in the episode.

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