These reports are case summaries of complaints which appeared to raise issues of substance in relation to the interpretation of the ITC Programme Code. Summary statistics of non-substantive complaints can be found in the full reports which are obtainable from the ITC.
Showing Complaints & Interventions Report for UNDRESSING and SHOOTING VIDEO
Date & time: Tuesday 6 May: 11.00pm and 11.30pm
Category: Other Taste & Decency
Complaint from: 1 viewer
Undressing and Shooting Video were two episodes of a six part series called Easy Guide to Fulfilling Your Fantasies, transmitted on LivingTV at 2300 and 2330 respectively.
One viewer complained that the programmes were too sexually explicit for an unencrypted channel, even so late in the evening schedule.
The programmes featured a presenter, Kira Reed, who began both episodes by stating that she was setting out to explore particular aspects of British sexuality. Both half-hour episodes featured lengthy sequences of graphic sexual activity, including the active participation of the presenter. These included masturbation, and simulated oral and penetrative sex.
The broadcaster, Flextech, maintained the programmes were in line with other material of an adult nature transmitted by LivingTV, and confined to a part of the schedule called Living Late. The content of the programmes was made clear before transmission and was not, in any case, more extreme than some other LivingTV programmes in that slot. There was no actual penetration shown on screen, and close-up shots of female genitalia were obscured to hide anatomical detail.
The ITC noted, however, that such prolonged sexual sequences are normally seen only on encrypted adult services. The programmes did not have any documentary or educational element. The ITC concluded that they were unsuitable for broadcast on a widely available channel such as Living TV.
Undressing and Shooting Video breached the general requirement on Offence to Good Taste and Decency (Section 1.1).