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#1 of 3 Old 02-22-2013, 01:22 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Not sure if this has been posted before or if this is the right thread, but wanted to share for those who may be interested! :) Here's a link to the article it was put on too: http://www.ageofautism.com/2013/02/banned-wakefield-films-from-british-tv-emerge-on-youtube-after-nearly-a-decade.html

 


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I don't find any proof it was banned, it just seems to have been a very unsuccessful TV drama made by Channel 5 (a small channel in the UK). 

 

This article from 2003 talks about the poor viewer figures it got, despite a lot of press coverage at the time about how controversial it was: 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2003/dec/16/overnights

 

 

 

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Hear the Silence lost out to programming on all four terrestrial channels, including Channel 4's extreme science series, BodyShock, which continued to pull in viewers with a documentary about feral children.

 

 

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If a network decides a film is uninteresting or poorly done and therefore chooses not to air it, that's not the same as "banning" or "suppressing".  Where's the proof that it was the latter and not the former?

 

Even the Age of Autism article agrees "Exactly how the corporate pharmaceutical pressure was exerted within the BBC, is difficult to discern." Meaning that they have no proof that there was anything in play except stuff no one really wanted to watch.


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