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Is there too much violence on the small screen?

Duration: 04:31

Channel 4 has had its knuckles rapped for showing what the broadcasting regulator, Ofcom, has described as a "violent and shocking scene" before the nine pm watershed.

The scene, in Hollyoaks, showed two characters fighting on a railway line and ends with one of them being pushed in front of a train.

The watchdog has now commissioned research into whether there is too much violence on our screens.

To discuss this Bill and Susanna were joined by Lisa Holdsworth, a scriptwriter, and Chris Stacey, a TV critic.

Available since: Wed 28 Aug 2013

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Breakfast 28/08/2013

The latest news, sport, business and weather from the BBC's Breakfast team.

First broadcast: 28 Aug 2013

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