Coronation Street's heroin scene in last night's show has prompted 82 complaints to broadcast watchdog Ofcom.
After taking the heroin, Lee said to Billy in the post-watershed scene: “This must be what heaven feels like.”
A spokeswoman for Ofcom said: “We are assessing these complaints under our broadcasting rules, before deciding whether or not to investigate.”
An ITV spokeswoman said: “Coronation Street has a strong tradition of tackling serious contemporary issues in a responsible way. In upcoming episodes we will be showing the very negative side of drug taking as Billy’s life starts to fall apart.”
This fan said, well, nothing. I was lost for words at the end of Coronation Street last night. Just as I was with the Pat Phelan dark episodes. And not in a good way, either.
Were these episodes....
Issue led? Yes
Great acting? Yes
Coronation Street? No
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