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    Posted by meddaboy (U15031418) on Saturday, 3rd November 2012

    in view of present circumstances is it a wise choice of the eastenders bosses to start a story line with the main feature of the plot being incest ( within the brannen family )it is hard enough trying to explain to 10 year olds whats going on when 2 men are kissing each other.good storylines are like hens teeth in eastenders (hard to find )so i feel it would be wise of the bbc to de-commission this programme asap,it sadly ran out of ideas 15 years ago.

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    Posted by thedogcody (U14659366) on Saturday, 3rd November 2012

    in view of present circumstances is it a wise choice of the eastenders bosses to start a story line with the main feature of the plot being incest ( within the brannen family )it is hard enough trying to explain to 10 year olds whats going on when 2 men are kissing each other.good storylines are like hens teeth in eastenders (hard to find )so i feel it would be wise of the bbc to de-commission this programme asap,it sadly ran out of ideas 15 years ago.  Eastenders thread is here-not that difficult to find

    www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mb...

    You don't have to watch it- if it annoys you that much?-is it family viewing if you have to explain the stories?

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    Posted by GZ (U5310554) on Saturday, 3rd November 2012


    posted by meddaboy:
    it is hard enough trying to explain to 10 year olds whats going on when 2 men are kissing each other.
     


    Perhaps a better question would be to explain why you are letting a 10 year old watch a programme with such adult themes?

    The nanny state begins in the home doesnt it?

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    Posted by Al (U1158256) on Saturday, 3rd November 2012

    Is incest defined as sex between two people forbidden by law from marrying because of they are close relations? As far as I am aware English law does not forbid cousins from marrying - though any children that they may have would be at increased risk of genetic defects.

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    Posted by zencat (U14877400) on Saturday, 3rd November 2012


    posted by meddaboy:
    it is hard enough trying to explain to 10 year olds whats going on when 2 men are kissing each other.
     


    Perhaps a better question would be to explain why you are letting a 10 year old watch a programme with such adult themes? 

    Perhaps a better question would be why the BBC shows a programme with such adult themes before the watershed?

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    Posted by DragonFluff (U6879248) on Saturday, 3rd November 2012

    From what I've seen, it's a storyline of a relationship between cousins. A relationship between cousins isn't incestuous in the UK.

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    Posted by zencat (U14877400) on Saturday, 3rd November 2012

    From what I've seen, it's a storyline of a relationship between cousins. A relationship between cousins isn't incestuous in the UK.  
    This has been discussed a lot on the main thread. Although not illegal, many families would discourage 1st cousin marriage - and for good reason, IMO.

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    Posted by megamain (U12800305) on Saturday, 3rd November 2012

    "it is hard enough trying to explain to 10 year olds whats going on when 2 men are kissing each other"

    Its not at all... "some men like other men"

    Easy.

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    Posted by GZ (U5310554) on Sunday, 4th November 2012



    Perhaps a better question would be why the BBC shows a programme with such adult themes before the watershed?
     


    So in your opinion the more pressing question is the time that a programme is aired, rather than why an adult would complain on a message board about letting their 10 year old watch Eastenders and then having to explain the more mature themed content?

    So you believe the BBC is more responsible for parenting than are parents?

    I guess that is typical of the "not me" generation - where everything is someone else's fault.

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    Posted by Peta (U24) on Sunday, 4th November 2012

    From what I've seen, it's a storyline of a relationship between cousins. A relationship between cousins isn't incestuous in the UK.  
    This has been discussed a lot on the main thread. Although not illegal, many families would discourage 1st cousin marriage - and for good reason, IMO. 

    Please join the main discussion. Link above closing this duplicate.

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