BROADCASTING Anna Ford must mind her language

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The Broadcasting Standards Commission has taken a firm line on explicit language, in its latest broadcasting complaints report.

Among the complaints upheld are four made by listeners who complained when Radio 4 Today programme presenter Anna Ford described an Archers character as a "shit" live on air. It also upheld complaints about the repeated use of the word "fuck" in two episodes of the controversial Channel 4 series Brass Eye. Radio 4's Loose Ends was censured for allowing two guests to make jokes about necrophilia and bestiality.

Excessive violence complaints were upheld against two episodes of A Touch of Frost, as were complaints about a rape scene in Channel 4's screening of Peter Greenaway's The Baby of Macon, despite a warning being broadcast before the film. Paul McCann