ITV’s axed teatime fantasy drama Jekyll and Hyde was broadcast too early according to broadcasting regulator Ofcom.
The drama, written by Charlie Higson, contained scenes that were “likely to frighten and disturb younger children”, said the watchdog, and therefore the 6:30pm scheduling time was too early for young audiences.
“Ofcom considered that the programme’s content was not so strong that, with appropriate scheduling, it could not be broadcast pre-watershed,” the report stated. “However, in the specific circumstances of this case, we considered that the content would have exceeded the expectations of viewers, and in particular parents and carers, at this time and on this channel.”
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