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Casualty, the BBC's admired hospital drama, has come under criticism in the latest complaints report by the Broadcasting Standards Council. The episode in question, the last in the last series, raised many eyebrows before its screening as it was given a last-minute, post- Watershed rescheduling. Nevertheless the BSC received 55 complaints concerning the violence in a riot scene that culminated in an attack on the hospital. The BSC upheld the complaints, deciding that the episode's 'exaggerated treatment of contemporary urban violence, and the consequent violation of the sanctity viewers normally associate with hospitals, would have betrayed the expectations of many of its audience'.