[tv] How Unrealistic Is Murder On Television?‘In a paper printed in the British Medical Journal, Tim Crayford, Richard Hooper and Sarah Evans reported that the mortality rate for characters in the television soap operas Coronation Street and EastEnders exceeded those of bomb disposal experts and racing drivers. Deaths were generally violent, and recently introduced characters had a five-year survival rate.’

BBC News – How Unrealistic Is Murder On Television?

This entry was posted on Thursday, January 24th, 2013 at 12:33 pm and is filed under Crime, TV.

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Great article: I even wondered if you’d pick up on it when I saw it. I still didn’t understand, however, how Midsomer’s murder rate is only three times Oxfordshire’s actual murder rate. Faulty reasoning in there somewhere.

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