Raunchy Coronation Street drawing MP complaints

NZ Herald May 6, 2011

Television has become so raunchy that even Coronation Street is no longer acceptable for children’s viewing, says Labour MP Lianne Dalziel. She said the “Adults Only” television watershed should be moved to 7.30pm as 8.30pm no longer reflected the content of the shows broadcast. Ms Dalziel put her request to the Broadcasting Standards Authority at the commerce select committee yesterday. She said she had watched Coronation Street as a child when Ena Sharples ruled supreme, “and I would have to say its content at that stage was unremarkable”.