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TV's 'Leah' tragedy; Drug death shocker for Hollyoaks.



TV VIEWERS will watch a girl die from a drug overdose Drug Overdose Definition

A drug overdose is the accidental or intentional use of a drug or medicine in an amount that is higher than is normally used.
 in a shock storyline mirroring the Leah Betts Leah Betts (November 11, 1977 - November 16, 1995) was a schoolgirl from Latchingdon in Essex, England. She is notable for the extensive media coverage and moral panic that followed her death several days after her 18th birthday, on November 11, during which she took an ecstasy  tragedy.

Phil Redmond, the mastermind of Channel 4's teen soap, Hollyoaks, has decided to screen the sensational scene in an attempt to boost ratings.

Leah's death after taking an Ecstasy tablet on her 18th birthday shocked the nation.

A show insider said: "Phil hopes harder storylines will prove a bigger hit with the viewers than softer stories about teen romances and spots." In the show, viewers will see Natasha Anderson, played by Shebah Ronay, die in March after her drink is spiked with drugs.

Redmond, who produces Brookside, is also said to be considering storylines such as teenage pregnancy teenage pregnancy Adolescent pregnancy, teen pregnancy Social medicine Pregnancy by a ♀, age 13 to 19; TP is usually understood to occur in a ♀ who has not completed her core education–secondary school, has few or no marketable skills, is , racism and anorexia.

"The programme will be going into top gear now in typical Phil Redmond style," the insider added.
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Author:Sutton, Caroline
Publication:Sunday Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jan 14, 1996
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