Despite the criticism from some quarters, Ofcom announced on Monday the programme did not breach guidelines with regard to Pat Phelan’s grisly murder aired last October, despite 541 complaints from viewers. The investigation concluded any violence was “limited and neither graphic nor gratuitous.”
The RTS win is a welcome positive boost for Corrie’s profile, with the judging panel commending producer Kate Oates and the team for making “grounded, confident and utterly believable drama” in a year in which Michelle Connor’s stillbirth storyline received particularly high praise.
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