No Ofcom action on Sherlock 'nudity'

Lara Pulver Sherlock actress Lara Pulver, pictured at last month's National TV Awards

'Raunchy' pre-watershed scenes of a naked actress in the New Year opening episode of BBC One's Sherlock do not call for further investigation, Ofcom has decided.

More than 100 people complained to the BBC about Benedict Cumberbatch's first meeting with dominatrix Irene Adler, played by Lara Pulver, in which the actress's modesty was spared by clever camera angles and strategically draped limbs.

A total of 19 viewers complained to Ofcom about the scheduling of A Scandal in Belgravia, transmitted at 8:10pm on New Year's Day to an audience of almost 9 million.

After 'careful assessment' the regulator has decided the scenes 'did not raise issues warranting investigation'.

In its bulletin published today, Ofcom makes the same decision on pundit Alan Hansen's comment about 'coloured' players on BBC One's Match of the Day, after receiving eight complaints from viewers.

The former Liverpool defender's description last December sparked a heated debate on Twitter and Hansen later said: 'I unreservedly apologise for any offence caused. This was never my intention and I deeply regret the use of the word.'

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