Put The Jeremy Kyle Show on after the Watershed

The Jeremy Kyle Show regularly contains adult themes including threats of violence, barely hidden sexual references, much bleeping of swearing and general behavour which most of us would deem innapropriate for children. The programme airs between 9.25 and 10.25am every weekday morning allowing it to be witnessed by millions of pre-school children and others who are off school. During the school holidays all children can easily get access to it.I'm sure Jeremy Kyle would agree it is an adult programme which only adults should watch and therefore should not be screened before 9p.m.

This e-petition has been rejected with the following reason given:

E-petitions cannot be used to request action on issues that are outside the responsibility of the government. This includes:

  • party political material
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The following explanatory notes have been added:

This is a matter for ITV. It is a long-standing principle that the Government does not interfere in programme matters, either on arrangements for scheduling or on content. It is important to maintain the principle of freedom of expression which political interference could undermine.

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Created By

Jonathan Parry

Created On

Thursday 27 September 2012

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