Baby Crying In Eastenders!

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Found 25th Apr 2007
Completely unrelated to hotdeals I know, but I really wanted to mention somewhere about the baby crying in Eastenders the other night! OMG how bad was it! I feel really strongly about this and want to made a big noise about it. Anyone know where I should start my campaign to complain??

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Why? What was wrong with the crying?

Original Poster

The baby was obviously really distressed, did you not watch it? Even my 8 year old daughter asked "how do they make the baby cry like that mum?"

Something really wrong there
:-(

Admin

I didn't watch it, but baby Holly crying in Corrie tonight made me feel really awful, I don't agree with it either.

I dunno about all babies but I only have to walk out the room and mine appears incredibly distressed :? Curls up in a ball and screams blue murder. Personally I think they can over react :oops:

Original Poster

No, you had to see it, this wasnt just a baby crying, this was a very distressed baby crying, like they had been doing the take for 3 hours and kept the baby hungry to make sure it cried when it was supposed to. Dont get me wrong I like my soaps but this I feel is very very wrong

sound effects ?

Original Poster

No dont think so, you could tell it was crying.

So i presume this is a real baby?, That was in the shot?, Not just some pre-recorded stuff strung together (If thats at all possible.)

I don't like Eastenders or Corrie that much anyway but to have a baby obviously distressed in a shot is wrong, The film should be stopped and the baby sorted out.

Maybe my baby has a career in acting :? I only have to say NO and she goes into hysterics.

Forgot BBC complaints bit : bbc.co.uk/com…ts/

Edit : Bits of the site aren't working properly (full of dead links)

Ofcom as posted above would probably be best (or try both)

Edit 2, Ofcom just forwards to The BBC complaints bit when Eastenders is typed in.

Original Poster

thanks for that link, look what I found already!!!

EastEnders, BBC OnePublication date: 25 Apr 2007

Complaint
Some viewers complained that the crying baby in the episode of EastEnders on 23 April appeared to be genuinely distressed.
The BBC's response
We apologise to viewers who were distressed by the scene featuring a crying baby in the episode of EastEnders which was shown on 23 April 2007. The reason for including the scene was to illustrate the story of an elderly couple as they tried to cope with caring for a young baby.
Please be assured that the baby's guardian was on stand-by throughout the filming of the scene and was given complete freedom to step in if she felt the baby was under undue stress. The baby was not made to cry for the scene, but began crying before we started filming it. We in no way sought to cause distress to the baby or to upset our viewers.
Further action
We are mindful of our viewers' sensibilities, however, and have decided to remove the scene for the omnibus broadcast on 29 April.

Original Poster

and this:

EastEnders, BBC OnePublication date: 20 Apr 2007

Complaint
Some viewers have complained that the current storyline in EastEnders about bullying is inappropriate and too harrowing.
The BBC's response
We acknowledge that, especially for some viewers, this storyline is of particular significance. However EastEnders is a drama which explores many difficult issues and, inevitably, some of these do sometimes touch a nerve with some sections of our audience.
As with all such sensitive subjects, we have approached this storyline with great care and attention and have sought guidance and advice from a number of experts in this field throughout the planning and development stages through to scripting and filming. We have worked closely with the NSPCC, who have praised our sensitive handling of this very difficult issue, and will continue to work with them throughout this storyline.
In running this storyline, it is certainly not our intention to cause any distress

Yes, hopefully ofcom can hop in their time machine and give the baby a dummy.

Or alternatively, tell the Eastenders people that they've been very naughty boys, and not to do it again.

...I didn't see it, but usually it's just pre recorded crying strung together and spliced into the footage.

paulkopeikingallery.com/art…htm

Reminds me a little of controversy surrounding this exhibition. She gave kids sweeties and took them away to make them cry. Some people said it was child abuse:? Outcome is pretty harrowing.

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Gaia

http://www.paulkopeikingallery.com/artists/greenberg/index0.htmReminds me … http://www.paulkopeikingallery.com/artists/greenberg/index0.htmReminds me a little of controversy surrounding this exhibition. She gave kids sweeties and took them away to make them cry. Some people said it was child abuse:? Outcome is pretty harrowing.



I saw that on the news- I don't know why a parent would want their child to be put through distress for art or media- I couldn't

Gaia

]http://www.paulkopeikingallery.com/artists/greenberg/index0.htmReminds … ]http://www.paulkopeikingallery.com/artists/greenberg/index0.htmReminds me a little of controversy surrounding this exhibition. She gave kids sweeties and took them away to make them cry. Some people said it was child abuse:? Outcome is pretty harrowing.



Thats Sick............................................(the link)
If thats art then thats a sick person doing it.............................

Original Poster

I have just made an official complaint, thanks very much for that link, I feel asthough I have done my bit!
:thumbsup:

Eastenders...its not real! :?

Im sure they didn't starve the child to make it cry. I think you may be over-reacting!

chuf

Thats Sick............................................(the link)If thats … Thats Sick............................................(the link)If thats art then thats a sick person doing it.............................




If art is getting a reaction from the viewer it is art?

Could not do that to my babies... but then again I can get a similar reaction just telling my three year old she can't have ice-cream at 7am.

Don't like the fact they are making a little child vulnerable (by removing their clothes) and then putting them under distress.

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birdyboyuk

Eastenders...its not real! :? Im sure they didn't starve the child to … Eastenders...its not real! :? Im sure they didn't starve the child to make it cry. I think you may be over-reacting!



It's completely different if you're a mum, and probably a dad too- hearing a child or baby in distress makes your insides wrench. You have a primeval urge to help it...

juliet_bravo

It's completely different if you're a mum, and probably a dad too- … It's completely different if you're a mum, and probably a dad too- hearing a child or baby in distress makes your insides wrench. You have a primeval urge to help it...


I am a Dad :thumbsup:

Original Poster

lol Gaia I have the same thing only with maltezers!

i get the same reaction when the 5 year old has to goto bed (:

Original Poster

I dont think this is an over-reaction, I wouldnt class myself as being over maternal yet I would never in a million years be able to stand by whilst someone held my baby whilst it was so distressed. Any Mother or baby Expert will tell you - babies DONT cry for nothing! Even if its just a bit of attention its after, they dont cry for nothing!

StaceyAKelly

lol Gaia I have the same thing only with maltezers!



Woke up the other morning and daddy had given my 3 year old a cream egg after her oatabix at 7.30 am

Guess children's emmotions are more extreme than those of adults:)

Original Poster

my kids would eat 17 bowels of oatabix if they thought a creme egg was to follow no matter what time of the day it was lol

I hate cryin wains but the real atrocity is that you're actively watching Eastenders.

http://www.paulkopeikingallery.com/artists/greenberg/exhibitions/endtimes/images/nucular.jpg LOLZ!

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birdyboyuk

I am a Dad :thumbsup:



Oh.... errrr... :oops:
:giggle: sorry!

juliet_bravo

Oh.... errrr... :oops: :giggle: sorry!


Heehee. no worries :thumbsup:

StaceyAKelly

No, you had to see it, this wasnt just a baby crying, this was a very … No, you had to see it, this wasnt just a baby crying, this was a very distressed baby crying, like they had been doing the take for 3 hours and kept the baby hungry to make sure it cried when it was supposed to. Dont get me wrong I like my soaps but this I feel is very very wrong



ok.........
what is that notion based on exactly?
I really don't think they would do that - do you?!:shock:

i thought the same with the baby on enders - it made you feel terrible - glad you put a complaint in! well done!

StaceyAKelly

I have just made an official complaint, thanks very much for that link, I … I have just made an official complaint, thanks very much for that link, I feel asthough I have done my bit!:thumbsup:


Glad you did that, reminded me to enquire if the wife was still on the pill, couldn't be arrrrs'd will all that again. Can't really remember my children ever crying, apart from when they got a good flogging, oops can't do that any more :whistling: PC brigade might be watching :giggle:

Even my daughter remarked about that crying and how it sounded un-natural. We must be getting older and more grumpy :oops:

I would be crying too if I had been made to act in Eastenders

I was in the other room when my wife was watching eastenders (cant stand the programme myself) and I heard the crying. I opened the door and couldn't believe my eyes. That was deffinitely the baby crying and it was awful. That baby was clearly distressed. It should never have been shown in that state.
I do however watch the occassional Corronation Street and the scenes with Tracey Barlow and her family/charlie argueing in front of Ami were bad too. The look on that kids face when they where fighting was unbelievable. I know they need kids for the story lines, but why subject them to this behavour when it is unnecessary?

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