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Corrie escapes rap over teen sex storyline.

CORONATION Street bosses were delighted yesterday after they were cleared of breaching TV guidelines over a controversial storyline.

Telly watchdog the ITC had received nine complaints over scenes in which Sarah Lou Platt celebrated her 16th birthday by making love to boyfriend Todd Grimshaw.

But, in their judgment yesterday, the ITC praised the programme for the way it handled the subject.

Sarah, played by Tina O'Brien, had agonised over whether to go all the way with Todd (Bruno Langley).

Scriptwriters were commended for the build-up to the episode - shown last month - and for getting the couple to talk sensibly about their actions.

In their judgment, the ITC said: "We could understand some viewers' concerns, especially parents of teenagers, who may question the appropriateness of a sexual relationship at 16.

"However, having viewed the episodes, the ITC took into account the development of the relationship between the characters.

"Both had shown some maturity by deciding not to sleep together as they were too young. Now that legally they can have sex, they do so in the context of a loving and committed relationship.

"Given the lack of any sexually explicit behaviour or language, the ITC believed that the concentration on the emotional aspects of the issue made the episode suitable for transmission during family viewing time."
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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Mar 11, 2003
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