Promoting a culture of violence 2

A survey of films shown on the terrestrial channels in 2002

FEBRUARY 2003

Concern about violence in our society has reached new heights as a succession of crimes involving firearms have been given massive publicity in the weeks following Christmas 2002.

In December 2002 a gang of violent 'carjackers' who styled themselves on American mobsters were jailed. The gang of seven, who idolised criminals such as Al Capone, stole up to four luxury cars a night as they toured wealthy neighbourhoods. They had found heroes in films such as 'The Untouchables', shown on ITV1 in June 2002, and 'Scarface', shown on BBC2 in June 1997 and February 2001, and the robbery computer game 'Grand Theft Auto' which they played for hours at a time. One of the defendants even threatened to kill the Judge!

Boycott this sick Christmas game

A video game glorifying murder, arson and drug dealing has been blasted by children's charities, politicians and psychologists. With 500,000 copies of 'Grand Theft Auto' already in circulation in Britain the game is the fastest selling title ever making 10million in its first week on sale. Highlights include running a pizza delivery boy off the road then reversing over his body, intimidating jurors by smashing up their cars and starting a prison riot. Players can also pick up a prostitute, engage in a sex act and then beat her to death to steal her money. Points are awarded for hijackings and contract killings. Mail on Sunday 8/12/2002

The latest crime statistics published in January 2003 revealed that crimes involving firearms had risen dramatically in England and Wales with lethal firearms used in around 9000 incidents last year. The rise was said to have alarmed Government ministers who are struggling to calm fears that Britain is facing an epidemic of gun crime. Fears were reinforced when two teenage girls were shot dead in Birmingham in January and two men in Liverpool and Sheffield were also shot dead.

The Prime Minister, The Rt Hon Tony Blair MP, declared the rise of violent crime a "national emergency" and the Home Secretary, The Rt Hon David Blunkett MP, has introduced new punitive measures, including parenting orders and child curfews, aimed at curbing social disorder, particularly among the young.

More recently Mr Blunkett has announced new measures to make possession of a firearm in a public place a criminal offence incurring a five-year minimum sentence.

Sir John Stevens, the Metropolitan Police Commissioner condemned the view of weapons, in some sections of society, as fashion accessories. "This culture of mindless violence and the glorification of gang warfare must be stopped" he said.

The 'values vacuum' of the teenage gangsters

Britains top policeman issued a stark warning last night about the threat to family life from young criminal gangs. Sir John Stevens said urgent action has to be taken to deal with a 'values vacuum' among youngsters steeped in hard drugs and starved of civilised values. To many of them, he added, committing crime was now an 'unexceptional event'. Speaking of his 'trepidation for the future', the Metropolitan Police Commissioner said 70% of all offenders are under 18. They commit 72% of robberies, 55% of street crime and 57% of thefts. The Daily Mail 19/9/2002

75 per cent of muggers are under 17

Three quarters of muggings are carried out by children under 17, David Blunkett said. The Home Secretary admitted that teenage thugs lay behind the sharp rise in street crime. The Daily Mail 15/11/2002

Mr Blunkett mounted a conference on 10 January, with leading figures in law enforcement, and demanded a more co-ordinated approach to firearm crimes. Ahead of this conference mediawatch-uk wrote to Mr Blunkett enclosing a copy of our report 'Promoting a Culture of Violence' published in July 2002 which, we are told, has been forwarded on to the Department of Culture, Media and Sport. We said we agreed with those who suggest that a "multi-agency" approach is necessary and said we believe that the film, video and television industries have a role to play as well as others involved in crime prevention. For far too long the entertainment industry has denied its responsibility for the state of our society. It is no longer a credible or rational position to suggest that the media simply reflects society as it is. Increasingly society reflects the worst excesses of the media.

In a reply from the Home Office, setting out at length the Government's measures, we were thanked for the report and assured that: "The Government agrees that it is important that the media promotes positive and responsible images".

Writing in The Sunday Express, 12 January 2003, Michael Medved, author of 'Hollywood vs America', drew attention to research showing that "heavy immersion in violent entertainment promotes more violent attitudes and behaviour".

Street crime soaring by 26%, Home Office figures reveal

Street crime is "running out of control" with the number of muggings rising by more than 26% over the past nine months, according to internal Home Office figures. The increase, which has been accompanied by a sharp rise in the use of guns, has so alarmed Tony Blair that he has ordered one of his top Downing Street officials into the Home Office and Scotland Yard to try to sort out the crisis. The Sunday Times 10/2/2002

Muggings rocket by 26pc

Street crime is soaring with muggings up by more than a quarter in the past nine months, official figures reveal. A Home Office survey of the 43 police forces in England and Wales showed that offences of violence had rocketed by 26 per cent. The biggest increase in muggings - 48 per cent in a year - was recorded by West Yorkshire Police. Robberies in Bedfordshire have gone up by 32 per cent and in Hertfordshire by 21 per cent. Across London, street crime soared by a third to more than 35,000 incidents, the survey found.

The Daily Mail 11/2/2002

Murder rate soars to highest for a century

Britain's murder rate has risen to its highest level since records began 100 years ago, undermining claims by ministers that they had got violent crime under control. The number of murders notified to police in the first eight months of this year has risen by as much as 22% in some of Britain's biggest cities, which account for the majority of homicides. This builds on a 4% rise in the murder rate in the year to March and is 20% higher than the total for 1997, the first year of Tony Blair's government. The Sunday Times 13/10/2002

School plague of under-seven thugs

Parents were blamed yesterday for the epidemic of hooliganism hitting schools. Ofsted chief inspector David Bell said many mothers and fathers were hampering efforts to crack down on unruly behaviour threatening to wreck examination standards. His attack came as figures showed that more and more children of seven and under are being expelled for terrorising their teachers. The Daily Mail 28/11/2002

In a feature article in 'The Independent' 13 January 2003, Dr Kim Howells MP, Culture Minister, expressed anger about television programme makers whose output he blames for creating "a pornography of violence" and for making icons of killers and junkies. "Any night you can see any amount of violence on television" he said. "Artists have a responsibility to society" not to play to the "lowest common denominator, which is a kind of vicarious pleasure in spilling blood".

Lord Warner, in an interview for The Daily Telegraph, 14 January 2003 has announced a "sweeping review of Britain's censorship laws" and plans to set up a working group involving representatives of the film, music and television industries to consider changes. He said:

"The starting point is that all people who are going to produce music, videos, films and television programmes have some kind of responsibility. And the more they move to the extreme positions which come close to inciting violence and dangerous sexual behaviour and influence vulnerable minds, the more you have to exert public pressure to get them to desist."

In the light of the rising levels of crime involving firearms it is extraordinary that the British Board of Film Classification persists with its lax classification policies. The film 'City of God' released on 3 January with a 15 certificate, features two children growing up in the slums of Rio de Janeiro. One becomes a drug lord, rapist and mass killer. Publicity photographs show the child laughing with gun in hand about to fire.

A shock absorber for film censors

Film censors are being offered therapy to help them cope with the sex and violence they watch. The British Board of Film Classification called in a psychotherapist over fears that its 16 full-time censors could become 'desensitised' by the shocking content of some movies. Censors, who are paid about 30,000 a year and spend eight hours a day watching films, can have follow-up sessions if they are concerned about their mental well-being. The Daily Mail 5/8/2002

Censors pass game that glorifies thugs

Censors were condemned yesterday for allowing the release of a computer game that glorifies the behaviour of murderous football thugs. Hooligans: Storm Over Europe was considered so violent and anti-social that the British computer industry refused to sanction its release. But the Dutch manufacturers have been given an 18 certificate by the British Board of Film Classification. The Daily Mail 6/3/2002

Violence takes Cannes to new extreme

A film portraying extreme sexual violence is about to become the first controversial offering at this year's Cannes Film Festival. Those who have seen Irreversible, a film by Gaspar Noi, say that it is more shocking than Crash, which caused outrage six years ago at the festival. Noi's tale of murder and vengeance, rape and sadomasochism, will have its premiere at the festival. "The sexual violent scene in Irreversible is almost too painful to watch," one viewer said. "It's incredibly shocking and will cause more of a sensation than Crash, which was not as graphic as this." The Times 15/5/2002

The unremitting portrayal of firearms in films and drama on television remains the easiest facet of 'gun culture' to be eradicated. The fact that figures for gun crime soared by 35% in a year should surely require that all possible steps be taken to reduce the glorification of guns in the media. Just as film and television have contributed to the culture of violence and gun culture in the past, it is surely not unreasonable to expect them to help in future undo the damage they have inflicted.

Majority of TV violence is screened before 9pm

Television violence has increased sharply over the past four years and particularly at times when children are likely to be watching, according to research published yesterday. For the first time since monitoring began in 1997, there are now more violent scenes before the 9pm watershed than after. Although the incidence of violence in drama has fallen slightly, the number of violent scenes in entertainment programmes has almost doubled since 1997 and there has also been a significant increase during soap operas and films. Channel 5 showed by far the greatest amount of violence, much of it due to the large number of films that the station offers. "Realistic" violence continues its upward trend, now making up 70% of all fictional violence.The Daily Telegraph 25/4/2002

On October 13 2002 Channel 4 TV screened the film 'A Clockwork Orange' which included scenes of merciless violence just for the fun of it. In a letter to the Chairman of the Independent Television Commission, mediawatch-uk protested that the film was surely in breach of all sections of the Programme Code on Violence. In its reply the ITC denied that the Programme Code had been breached and suggested that the film, for today's young adults, is "likely to seem in many ways a curiosity, a period piece" and that "it should be available to adults who wish to watch it". This astonishing response is further evidence, should it be needed, substantiating our claim that the regulation of broadcasting is failing. This typical response from the ITC seems to disregard completely the Code which nowhere says that programme content should be determined simply by viewers' "wish to watch".

It is not without significance, therefore, that a viewer's Poll conducted by ITV's Teletext service found, 20/1/2003, that a massive 98% of 2,765 voters thought standards were slipping on terrestrial TV. This indicates a general loss of public confidence in the TV regulators.

         Research

Public Attitudes?

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ccording to the latest Independent Television Commission annual survey of public attitudes to television programming, published in March 2002, the most common cause of offence was swearing and offensive language followed by violence, then sex/nudity. The report 'Television: The People's View 2000' also found that "more viewers claimed to have switched off or changed channels because of violence, followed closely by swearing and offensive language and then sex/nudity.

Depictions of Violence

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e note also the findings of a joint report, 'The Depiction of Violence on Terrestrial Television', published in April 2002 by the ITC, the BBC and the Broadcasting Standards Commission. It was found that the number of violent scenes in TV entertainment shows had almost doubled in four years and that there are now more violent scenes before the 9.00pm watershed. In a two-week monitoring period the underlying year-on-year trends suggest that scenes of violence have been increasing across a variety of programme types. It was stated that film accounted for 23% of all violence on TV and Channel 5 showed the greatest amount of violence due to the high proportion of films on this channel. (Emphasis added)

The Effects of Viewing Violence

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ccording to the latest scientific research watching more than an hour of TV a day makes teenagers more likely to grow up violent. The first study to investigate the long-term impact of viewing on behaviour has confirmed fears about a link with aggression. Experts have concluded that rates of violence, including assaults, fights and robberies, increase dramatically in people in their late teens and early twenties the longer they spent watching TV as children. Adults were five times more likely to behave violently and aggressively if they watched more than three hours of television a day as 14 year olds. One hour was enough to make a significant difference and the effect was particularly severe for boys.

The researchers, who tracked 700 families for 18 years, said it made no difference what programmes were watched since an average hour of children's TV contained between 20 and 25 violent acts. 'Our findings suggest that, at least during early adolescence, responsible parents should avoid permitting their children to watch more than one hour of TV a day', said Dr Jeffrey Johnson, of Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute. The Daily Mail 29/3/2002

         Findings

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t is difficult to appreciate in a written report the full impact of the violent fantasy world portrayed by film makers who perpetuate cruelty, killing, maiming, destruction and all manner of brutal behaviour and sexual aggression in their productions. As in previous years the most common portrayal of violence involves the use of firearms.

This report is compiled from detailed accounts of what monitors actually saw on screen. We have deliberately avoided the approach adopted by others, which depends upon people's subjective perceptions. It is intended to be a further contribution to the urgent debate about violence on television and the causal connection with social disorder and criminal violence.

We recognise that in the course of a typical year around 3000 films are shown on the five terrestrial channels with even more shown by the subscription film channels on the cable and satellite networks. All these films represent a real challenge to those charged with regulating and monitoring TV output and conducting content research in the public interest.

In this Report, 'Promoting a Culture of Violence 2', a total of 183 films shown in 2002 on BBC1, BBC2, ITV1, C4 and C5 are analysed. The Report is not exhaustive and the findings relate only to the films monitored.

In the 183 films analysed, including 6 shown twice, monitors identified:

         966 incidents involving firearms

(255 on BBC1; 65 on BBC2; 224 on ITV1; 73 on C4; 349 on C5)

         701 violent assaults

(139 on BBC1; 59 on BBC2; 113 on ITV1; 114 on C4; 276 on C5)

         89 incidents of fire raising/causing explosions

(19 on BBC1; 3 on BBC2; 20 on ITV1; 8 on C4; 39 on C5)

         223 incidents involving knives and other offensive weapons

(57 on BBC1; 21 on BBC2; 40 on ITV1; 23 on C4; 82 on C5)

         17 incidents involving illegal drug abuse

(1 on BBC1; 1 on BBC2; 4 on ITV1; 2 on C4; 9 on C5)

Of the 183 films monitored (including the 6 shown twice) 42 were shown on BBC1, 18 on BBC2, 36 on ITV1, 22 on C4 and 65 on C5.

The 6 films shown twice were:

'Best Seller' on BBC1 and ITV1, 'Code of Silence' on five and ITV1, 'Dog Day Afternoon' on BBC2 and five, 'Something Wild' on BBC2 and ITV1, 'The Getaway' on five and ITV1, 'The Terminator' on five and ITV1.

The findings in this report show that Channel 5's output of films, which increased significantly in 2001, remained high at 33% of the total number of films shown in 2002 on the five terrestrial channels. Accordingly the figures for violent incidents on Channel 5 TV are startlingly higher in all categories.

We acknowledge that a number of the films were transmitted after midnight. However small the audiences for these films may have been at these times they still add to the overall presence of violence transmitted on television. Moreover, because most households have video recorders, enabling easy time shifting of programmes, late night/early morning scheduling is not a real obstacle to anyone, including children, viewing them.

Firearms shown being used in these films included:

Revolver; machine pistol; rifle; pump action shotgun; spear gun.

Other offensive weapons shown being used in these films included:

Flick knives; hunting knives; sword; axe; scissors; razor; snooker cue; plank of wood; bottle; iron bar; spade; baseball bat; truncheon; chain saw.

Crimes portrayed included:

Murder; rape; grievous bodily harm; assault; robbery with violence; robbery; burglary; vehicle theft.

We draw attention particularly to the violent acts portrayed against women and against sensitive parts of the body, for example, the head and genitals. We also draw attention to the so-called 'hardware violence' against cars, buildings and property generally.

Principal findings from previous Reports:

In 1994 the National Viewers' and Listeners' Association analysed 111 films screened on the four terrestrial television channels. Two reports, 'A CULTURE OF CRUELTY AND VIOLENCE', and, 'MORE CRUELTY AND VIOLENCE', were published in November 1994 and June 1995 respectively. Our analysis of these films detailed 523 incidents involving firearms, 492 violent assaults and 81 incidents involving knives of various kinds and other offensive weapons.

In 1995 the Association analysed 200 films screened on the four terrestrial television channels. The Report 'MORE CRUELTY AND VIOLENCE 2' was published in August 1996. Our analysis of these films detailed 835 incidents involving firearms, 689 violent assaults and 232 incidents involving knives of various kinds and other offensive weapons.

In 1996 the Association analysed 246 films screened on the four terrestrial television channels. The report 'MORE CRUELTY AND VIOLENCE 3' was published in March 1997. Our analysis of these films detailed 1076 incidents involving firearms, 706 violent assaults and 376 incidents involving knives kinds and other offensive weapons.

In 1997 the Association analysed 265 films screened on the five terrestrial television channels. The report 'MORE CRUELTY AND VIOLENCE 4' was published in May 1998. Our analysis of these films detailed 1281 incidents involving firearms, 918 violent assaults and 409 incidents involving knives of various kinds and other offensive weapons.

In 1998 the Association analysed 269 films screened on the five terrestrial television channels. The report 'MORE CRUELTY AND VIOLENCE 5' was published in May 1999. Our analysis of these films detailed 1171 incidents involving firearms, 798 violent assaults, 340 incidents involving knives of various kinds and other offensive weapons.

In 2000 mediawatch-uk analysed 193 films screened on the five terrestrial television channels. The report 'YOB CULTURE ON TV' was published in March 2001. Our analysis of these films detailed 1021 incidents involving firearms, 799 violent assaults, 207 incidents involving knives of various kinds and other offensive weapons.

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In 2001 mediawatch-uk analysed 200 films screened on the five terrestrial television channels. The report 'PROMOTING A CULTURE OF VIOLENCE' was published in July 2002. Our analysis of these films detailed 987 incidents involving firearms, 667 violent assaults, 318 incidents involving knives of various kinds and other offensive weapons.

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  • A Challenge for OFCOM

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ediawatch-uk believes that violence in entertainment continues to cause widespread concern mixed with frustration about the lack of any meaningful response from the film, video and television industries.

Watchdog's warning of rising TV violence

A media standards watchdog has expressed concern about the normalising of violence on TV and its impact on society. A new survey has shown that the number of violent scenes in TV entertainment shows has almost doubled over the past four years, with a significant increase being in soaps and films shown on TV. This survey, said John Beyer, director of mediawatch-uk, is enough to show "that the time has come for the regulators to substantially reduce the level of violence in the media and this would be something for the 'common good', as our bishops have put it". Mr Beyer said this "represents a failure on the part of the regulators to deal with violence in our media". He told the Catholic Times: "Tony Blair has said that violence on our streets is a national emergency and some media contribute to normalising it by showing it so frequently. "Just going for a quick fix in the ratings is wrong. Programme makers should be far more socially responsible instead of taking the more selfish approach which just makes sure that the broadcaster's interests are ok. Catholic Times 5/5/2002

The resources available to mediawatch-uk, a voluntary organisation, for monitoring TV output are small compared to those available to the regulatory authorities. Nevertheless, the results of this limited monitoring report indicate that those who are currently charged to secure that programmes do not "incite to crime or lead to disorder" continue to fail in their duties.

In the future OFCOM must do more than the present regulators to overcome the problems that arise from portrayals of violence on television. Politicians talk of the importance of having "joined-up government" where different departments co-operate and harmonise application of policy with others. It is clearly pointless to have stringent law and order policy, for example, aimed at encouraging good and responsible citizenship if it is continually undermined by lawlessness and disorder glorified and celebrated in entertainment.

In drafting its "more coherent system of objectives and principles" OFCOM really must take into account public attitudes and the experience of those who have to deal with violence and aggression in their daily work, for example, police, teachers, probation officers, nurses, magistrates, transport staff and so on.

Germany aims to curb TV violence

Germany's broadcasting chiefs were summoned by Chancellor Schroder last night to work out how to reduce the level of violence on television. The media summit, on the eve of a funeral service for the 16 teachers and students murdered in Erfurt, was aimed at calming an increasingly nervous German public. The move seems certain to usher in a new era of self restraint by broadcasters who are worried that the Government in the throes of an election campaign will try to tighten already strict youth protection rules on viewing times. The Times 3/5/2002

mediawatch-uk believes that OFCOM, in order to be effective in these matters, must embrace a much broader definition of incitement as set out in Clause 307 of the Communications Bill. The continual portrayal of violence in film, video and on television should itself be regarded as an incitement to crime and disorder. The latest scientific research from the University of Columbia, referred to above, concludes that viewing violence increases aggressive behaviour. Given that shootings, stabbing and violent assaults continue to increase OFCOM must focus its attention upon portrayals of such harmful activities and secure change.

Violence prompts record complaints to TV watchdog

Complaints about standards on television are running at record levels - just as the Broadcasting Standards Commission (BSC) is preparing to be wound up. The BSC's annual report, published tomorrow, will reveal that it considered more than 7,000 complaints in the year to April 2002. The highest number received in previous years was 5,100. As part of wide-ranging changes in the supervision of broadcasters, the watchdog will be wound up next year after 15 years of policing sex, violence and other issues on television and radio. Lord Dubs, its chairman and former Labour minister, has expressed his worry about the "race for ratings" among the soaps, which has led to more violent plots. Most evening soaps are regularly watched by children as young as 10 years old. The Sunday Times 14/7/2002

Scarred by soaps

Four out of five parents think TV soaps encourage the breakdown of families, a Government-backed study has found. They worry about too many scenes of sex and violence, high levels of infidelity, heavy drinking and 'an overall feeling of negativity' to family life. Concerns are justified and Britain's biggest soaps are no longer suitable for children, according to the National Family and Parenting Institute. Fewer than one in ten of the families in EastEnders on BBC1 or Channel 4's now-doomed Brookside is made up of a mother and father with their own children. Only one in five of the families in ITV1's Coronation Street live in a traditional family unit. The Daily Mail 17/10/2002

At the present time there seems to be a complete disregard of public concern and the accumulated evidence of harm associated with violent entertainment. On the basis of this report there is no evident desire to have a positive or beneficial influence on our society. This assertion is substantiated by the fact that all of the films catalogued in this report, including the most violent, have been screened three, four or five times in as many years.

We submit that violence in entertainment contributes significantly to violence in society and it remains the one factor that is easiest to deal with. A more socially responsible approach to programme policy is essential if social policies elsewhere are to have any hope of succeeding.

It is our hope that this report 'Promoting a Culture of Violence 2', will lead to a significant and meaningful reduction of violence in entertainment thought by the Broadcasting Authorities to be suitable for the nation. We appeal to the Government to ensure that the Communications Act will give OFCOM the necessary powers and resources to effect a change of programme policy that will bring real benefits to the society as a whole rather than perpetuate the present damaging and harmful influence.

       Analysis of Films

BBC1

Programme: '83 HOURS 'TIL DAWN'

Date: 13.01.2002 Channel: BBC1 Time: 12.35am

Previously shown: 22.07.98 BBC1 12.15am; 28.02.2000 BBC1 12.15am

Thriller. A disturbed man kidnaps a wealthy business's daughter and keeps her buried alive while waiting for his ransom demands to be met.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 2

Violent Assaults: 1

Programme: 'THE BEDROOM WINDOW'

Date: 31.01.2002 Channel: BBC1 Time: 11.35pm

Previously shown: 10.12.91 9.30pm; 11.01.95 BBC1 10.25pm; 21.08.2000 BBC1 11.25pm

Thriller: A married woman witnesses an attack in the street below her lover's apartment. Her boyfriend lies to the police, pretending that he was the one who saw the incident but he becomes the prime suspect in a series of murders. He has to find the killer to prove his innocence. Film includes a scene where a man fires a gas spray in the face of another man.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 1

Violent Assaults: 7

Programme: 'DANGEROUS INDISCRETION'

Date: 28.02.2002 Channel: BBC1 Time: 12.10am

Previously shown: 6.08.98 BBC1 11.15pm; 14.03.2000 BBC1 11.55pm

Erotic thriller. When the wife of a corrupt business tycoon embarks on an affair with a young TV advertising executive, her husband plots a sadistic game of revenge.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 3

Violent Assaults: 4

Programme: 'BLOW OUT'

Date: 7.03.2002 Channel: BBC1 Time: 11.35pm

Previously shown: 3.10.97 ITV 10.45pm

Political thriller. A movie soundman accidentally records a car crash in which a leading politician is killed. But the crash was no accident.

Incidents involving

Violent Assaults: 3

Knives etc: 3

Programme: 'MURDER IN THE FIRST'

Date: 19.04.2002 Channel: BBC1 Time: 11.25pm

Previously shown: 9.07.98 BBC1 9.30pm; 1.04.2001 BBC1 11.00pm

Fact based prison drama. Half deranged after three years of solitary confinement in an Alcatraz dungeon, a petty thief attacks and kills a fellow convict. The lawyer assigned to defend him determines to expose the brutal prison regime...

Incidents involving

Violent Assaults: 3

Programme: 'STAGGERED'

Date: 11.05.2002 Channel: BBC1 Time: 11.15pm

Previously shown: 26.05.97 BBC1 10.20pm; 27.05.2001 BBC1 11.25pm

Comedy. A hapless toy demonstrator wakes up after his stag night to discover that his scheming best man has left him stranded, naked, on the beach of a remote Scottish island. He has three days to get out of his predicament and back to London in time for his wedding.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 1

Violent Assaults: 2

Knives etc: 1

Programme: 'RED HEAT'

Date: 14.05.2002 Channel: BBC1 Time: 10.45pm

Previously shown: 19.09.92 ITV 10.55pm; 24.02.96 ITV 10.00pm; 20.04.2001 BBC1 10.35pm

Action thriller. A Soviet policeman teams up with a wisecracking Chicago cop to catch a gang of drug dealers.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 14

Violent Assaults: 3

Programme: 'NORTH DALLAS FORTY'

Date: 2.06.2002 Channel: BBC1 Time: 11.45pm

Previously shown: 10.11.96 ITV 11.45pm

American football drama. A veteran player clashes with his dictatorial coaches when he refuses to play the game by their rules.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 1

Violent Assaults: 3

Programme: 'ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13'

Date: 23.06.2002 Channel: BBC1 Time: 11.30pm

Previously shown: 6.05.90 BBC2 10.00pm

Action Thriller. A police station in LA comes under siege from a gang of warriors. Police have to join forces with prisoners on death row to escape.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 10

Violent Assaults: 4

Programme: 'CLIFFHANGER'

Date: 29.06.2002 Channel: BBC1 Time: 9.30pm

Previously shown: 24.12.96 BBC1 9.00pm; 1.05.98 BBC1 9.35pm; 26.06.2000 BBC1 9.50pm; 21.04.2001 BBC1 11.45pm

Action adventure. A violent gang searching for stolen loot comes up against a Rocky Mountains guide.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 15

Violent Assaults: 1

Knives etc: 2

Programme: 'DEATH TRAIN'

Date: 29.06.2002 Channel: BBC1 Time: 11.10pm

Previously shown: 28.12.96 BBC1 9.15pm; 22.12.97 BBC1 10.00pm; 28.12.2000 BBC1 11.15pm

Action thriller. A renegade Russian general tries to ship a nuclear missile to Iraq on board a hijacked train travelling across Europe as part of a plot to restore the Soviet Union to superpower status.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 16

Violent Assaults: 1

Fire Raising/Explosions: 1

Knives etc: 1

Programme: 'DELUSION'

Date: 1.07.2002 Channel: BBC1 Time: 1.10am

Previously shown: 15.10.95 BBC2 10.00pm; 8.10.97 BBC1 12.10am

Thriller. A yuppie embezzler steals half a million dollars and sets off for a new life in Reno. Then he makes the mistake of picking up a Las Vegas showgirl and her boyfriend.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 5

Violent Assaults: 5

Programme: 'DEADLY PAST'

Date: 8.07.2002 Channel: BBC1 Time: 1.15am

Previously shown: 11.10.97 BBC1 10.25pm; 2.10.2000 BBC1 12.55am

Erotic thriller. A bar tender is persuaded to dispose of the body of his ex-girlfriend's husband. Film included scenes of bondage.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 6

Violent Assaults: 5

Knives etc: 1

Programme: 'LAST EMBRACE'

Date: 10.07.2002 Channel: BBC1 Time: 12.05am

Previously shown: 5.4.96 11.15pm; 17.11.97 BBC1 12.00m't

Thriller. A CIA agent survives a mysterious attempt on his life in a Mexican bar, which leaves his wife dead. Apparently, an unknown party is determined to kill him.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 4

Violent Assaults: 4

Programme: 'THE OUTFIT'

Date: 15.07.2002 Channel: BBC1 Time: 1.10am

Previously shown: 17.04.92 BBC1 11.35pm; 14.06.96 BBC1 11.50pm; 18.05.98 BBC1 11.55pm; 29.04.2000 BBC1 12.15am

Crime thriller. An ex-convict takes on the Mafia to avenge the killing of his brother, with whom he raided a Mob-run bank

Incidents involving

Firearms: 12

Violent Assaults: 5

Fire Raising/Explosions: 1

Knives etc: 1

Programme: 'THE GRIFTERS'

Date: 17.07.2002 Channel: BBC1 Time: 11.35pm

Previously shown: 2.01.94 BBC2 10.00pm; 21.06.95 BBC1 10.00pm; 26.04.98 BBC2 11.00pm; 18.08.2001 BBC2 10.45pm

Gangster thriller. A small-time L.A. con artist finds himself out of his depth when his Mafia-connected mother reappears in his life.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 1

Violent Assaults: 6

Programme: 'SNIPER'

Date: 19.07.2002 Channel: BBC1 Time: 11.15pm

Previously shown: 25.09.98 BBC1 10.20pm; 8.06.2001 BBC1 11.05pm

Action Thriller. A mismatched pair of assassins is sent into the Panamanian jungle to eliminate a rebel leader.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 13

Violent Assaults: 4

Knives etc: 1

Programme: 'RUNAWAY TRAIN'

Date: 20.07.2002 Channel: BBC1 Time: 11.05pm

Previously shown: 23.01.93 ITV 9.55pm; 5.11.94 ITV 9.00pm; 17.04.99 C5 9.00pm; 9.01.2000 C5 9.00pm

Thriller. Two escaped convicts try to make a getaway on an out-of-control train.

Incidents involving

Violent Assaults: 5

Fire Raising/Explosions: 1

Knives etc: 3

Programme: 'MURDER IN MIND'

Date: 21.07.2002 Channel: BBC1 Time: 11.40pm

Previously shown: 15.10.99 BBC1 11.10pm

Psychological drama. A woman suspected of murdering her millionaire husband agrees to visit a hypnotherapist in order to discover the truth.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 3

Violent Assaults: 1

Knives etc: 4

Programme: 'OUT OF ANNIE'S PAST'

Date: 12.08.2002 Channel: BBC1 Time: 1.35am

Previously shown: 1.12.99 BBC1 11.35pm; 2.09.2001 BBC1 11.25pm

Thriller. After her lover is murdered in a Mob-related incident a New York gallery owner starts a new life in Utah. An ex-detective knows of her involvement in a 10-year-old killing and a group of mobsters are both on her trail.

Incidents involving:

Firearms: 2

Violent assaults: 2

Knives etc: 1

Programme: 'DEATH HUNT'

Date: 23.08.2002 Channel: BBC1 Time: 11.10pm

Previously shown: 28.07.89 ITV 11.10pm; 16.02.2001 BBC1 11.35pm

Film based on a true story of a Canadian trapper framed for murder. He is hunted through the wilderness by three Mounties and a pack of bounty hunters but eventual escapes.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 11

Violent Assaults: 6

Fire Raising/Explosions: 1

Programme: 'NARROW MARGIN'

Date: 30.08.2002 Channel: BBC1 Time: 11.10pm

Previously shown: 15.11.93 9.00pm; 8.11.95 ITV 9.00pm; 20.05.2001 BBC1 11.00pm

Thriller. An L.A. district attorney accidentally reveals the whereabouts of a witness to a Mob killing. It is then a race against time for him to reach the woman and protect her from hired hit men.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 4

Violent Assaults: 2

Programme: 'FALLING DOWN'

Date: 14.09.2002 Channel: BBC1 Time: 11.00pm

Previously shown: 2.05.97 BBC1 10.00pm; 7.01.2001 BBC1 10.15pm; 19.06.2002 BBC1 10.35pm

Urban drama. A highly stressed middle-aged man is pushed over the edge when his journey across L.A. is hampered by traffic jams, criminals and obstructive shopkeepers.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 9

Violent Assaults: 3

Fire Raising/Explosions: 1

Knives etc: 2

Programme: 'MIDNIGHT RUN'

Date: 15.09.2002 Channel: BBC1 Time: 10.55pm

Previously shown: 4.09.91 BBC1 10.00pm; 28.02.97 BBC1 10.55pm; 15.10.2000 BBC2 10.00pm

Comedy thriller. A bounty hunter hopes to earn $100,000 by capturing and delivering to the L.A. police an embezzler who has cheated a Mafia gangster out of more than $10 million. But as he and his prisoner travel across the USA, it becomes apparent that there are many others who are trying to stop him.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 5

Violent Assaults: 9

Fire Raising/Explosions: 1

Programme: 'NEW JERSEY DRIVE'

Date: 16.09.2002 Channel: BBC1 Time: 12.50am

Previously shown: 8.08.99 BBC2 12.20am; 30.10.2000 BBC1 12.30am

Urban drama. Two teenagers fall foul of a vindictive police lieutenant.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 6

Violent Assaults: 4

Programme: 'TOUGH GUYS'

Date: 26.09.2002 Channel: BBC1 Time: 11.45pm

Previously shown: 14.06.96 ITV 10.40pm; 19.02.2000 ITV 12.55am

Comedy adventure. Two train robbers leave prison after 25 years only to experience great difficulty adjusting to the outside.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 10

Violent Assaults: 4

Knives etc: 1

Programme: 'HARD TARGET'

Date: 4.10.2002 Channel: BBC1 Time: 11.00pm

Previously shown: 12.07.97 BBC1 10.00pm; 10.03.2000 BBC1 10.25pm; 21.11.2001 C5 9.00pm

Action thriller. An out-of-work sailor comes to the aid of a woman searching for her missing father and discovers a group of sadistic hunters who kill human prey for sport.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 16

Violent Assaults: 6

Fire Raising/Explosions: 4

Knives etc: 10

Programme: 'THE FIRM'

Date: 11.10.2002 Channel: BBC1 Time: 10.35pm

Previously shown: 3.04.98 BBC1 9.30pm; 5.07.2000 BBC1 9.30pm

Legal thriller. Seduced by offers of high pay and perks, an ambitious Harvard law graduate joins a small Memphis law firm. Then he learns the chilling truth about his new employers and discovers that no one ever leaves the firm - alive. Film included scenes where a heavy briefcase was used to beat a man about the head.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 3

Violent Assaults: 2

Programme: 'NIGHTHAWKS'

Date: 13.10.2002 Channel: BBC1 Time: 11.00pm

Previously shown: 3.12.96 BBC1 10.25pm; 3.11.98 BBC1 10.30pm; 17.03.2000 BBC1 10.25pm; 12.01.2001 BBC1 11.05pm

Action thriller. Seconded for special training in anti-terrorist tactics, two hard-bitten New York cops find themselves on the trail of a ruthless international terrorist.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 7

Violent Assaults: 2

Knives etc: 2

Programme: 'DEATH WISH'

Date: 1.11.2002 Channel: BBC1 Time: 11.20pm

Vigilante action drama. A respected New York architect takes the law into his own hands after his wife and daughter are brutally attacked and left for dead.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 5

Violent Assaults: 3

Knives etc 4

Programme: 'COPYCAT'

Date: 2.11.2002 Channel: BBC1 Time: 11.05pm

Previously shown: 22.08.99 BBC1 9.30pm; 24.03.2001 BBC1 10.25pm

Thriller. A criminal psychologist who is an expert on serial killers becomes an agoraphobic recluse after being attacked by one of her patients. When a murderer begins imitating the crimes of notorious killers, a San Francisco policewoman realises she need help to catch the true culprit.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 4

Violent Assaults: 2

Knives etc: 4

Programme: 'JADE'

Date: 3.11.2002 Channel: BBC1 Time: 10.55pm

Previously shown: 7.09.98 BBC1 10.00pm; 22.04.2001 BBC1 10.15pm

Psychological thriller. An assistant district attorney investigates the murder of a millionaire and discovers that one of the suspects is an ex-girlfriend.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 3

Violent Assaults: 1

Knives etc: 2

Programme: 'RAW DEAL'

Date: 13.11.2002 Channel: BBC1 Time: 10.35pm

Action thriller. An ex-FBI agent gets a chance to win his old job back by going under cover to bring down the ruthless Chicago gangsters who killed his former boss's son.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 11

Violent Assaults: 4

Knives etc: 1

Fire Raising/Explosions: 1

Programme: 'TO PROTECT AND SERVE'

Date: 20.11.2002 Channel: BBC1 Time: 11.35pm

Previously shown: 21.04.99 BBC1 11.35pm; 13.07.2001 BBC1 11.15pm

Someone starts executing a group of corrupt police officers after a black man is beaten to death.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 9

Violent Assaults: 2

Illegal Drug Abuse: 1

Programme: 'ROADRACERS'

Date: 24.11.2002 Channel: BBC1 Time: 1.00am

Previously shown: 6.10.96 BBC2 10.00pm; 25.02.2000 BBC2 12.50am

Teen drama. A guitar-playing small-town rebel clashes with the vindictive local sheriff and his wayward son. 

Incidents involving

Firearms: 6

Violent Assaults: 3

Fire Raising/Explosions: 1

Knives etc: 4

Programme: 'WHITE MISCHIEF'

Date: 1.12.2002 Channel: BBC1 Time: 11.30pm

Previously shown: 29.12.91 BBC2 10.15pm; 16.11.97 C5 9.00pm; 18.04.2001 BBC1 11.25pm

Fact based murder mystery set in Forties colonial Kenya. A man appears to turn a blind eye when his wife embarks on a blatant affair. Then her lover is found murdered.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 4

Programme: 'PRIMAL FEAR'

Date: 4.12.2002 Channel: BBC1 Time: 10.35pm

Previously shown: 29.08.99 BBC1 9.00pm; 5.08.2000 BBC1 9.05pm

Thriller. Eager for publicity, an arrogant Chicago attorney offers to defend a 19-year-old altar boy accused of murdering the city's popular archbishop. Even though all the evidence points to his client's guilt, the lawyer becomes convinced of his innocence. But he is not prepared for the startling direction the case takes.

Incidents involving:

Firearms: 1

Violent Assaults: 3

Knives etc: 2

Programme: 'UNDER SIEGE'

Date: 11.12.2002 Channel: BBC1 Time: 10.35pm

Previously shown: 24.01.97 BBC1 9.30pm; 9.12.97 BBC1 9.30pm; 29.04.2001 BBC1 10.15pm

Action thriller. When a team of trained saboteurs take over a US nuclear warship, it is left to the ship's cook to lead the resistance.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 12

Violent Assaults etc: 4

Fire Raising/Explosions: 2

Knives etc: 2

Programme: 'BEST SELLER'

Date: 12.12.2002 Channel: BBC1 Time: 11.35pm

Previously shown: 3.05.95 BBC1 11.00pm; 27.08.97 ITV 10.40pm; 23.08.2000 ITV 11.30pm

Thriller. A ruthless hit man persuades a cop-turned-best-selling-author to write the story of his life.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 10

Violent Assaults: 3

Knives etc: 4

Programme: 'SOMMERSBY'

Date: 17.12.2002 Channel: BBC1 Time: 11.05pm

Previously shown: 26.12.96 BBC1 10.15pm; 11.09.97 C5 9.00pm; 15.06.98 BBC2 8.00pm; 17.06.2000 BBC2 7.35pm; 5.09.2001 BBC2 8.00pm

Romantic period drama. Seven years after leaving to fight in the American Civil War, a man returns home to his wife - but so different is he from his former crude and ill-tempered self that she is not convinced he is her husband.

Incidents involving

Violent Assaults: 2

Programme: 'BLACK SUNDAY'

Date: 20.12.2002 Channel: BBC1 Time: 11.20pm

Previously shown: 29.12.95 1.20am; 2.11.96 ITV 1.45am

Thriller. An Arab terrorist group enlists the aid of an embittered Vietnam War veteran to carry out an attack on the US Super Bowl stadium.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 9

Violent Assaults: 1

Fire Raising/Explosions: 5

Knives etc: 1

Programme: 'FAMILY BUSINESS'

Date: 22.12.2002 Channel: BBC1 Time: 1.10am

Previously shown: 28.10.94 BBC1 9.30pm; 11.07.96 BBC1 10.50pm; 4.04.97 C5 9.00pm; 3.06.98 BBC1 11.10pm; 22.03.2001 BBC1 11.40pm

Comedy thriller. The son of a small-time criminal is anxious to keep his own son out of trouble.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 1

Violent Assaults: 4

BBC2

Programme: 'LEAVING NORMAL'

Date: 5.01.2002 Channel: BBC2 Time: 12.55am

Previously shown: 26.4.97 BBC1 11.55pm; 18.10.98 BBC1 11.45pm

Road movie. A bored cocktail waitress and a battered wife join forces as travelling companions and head for Alaska.

Incidents involving

Violent Assaults: 3

Programme: 'MAD DOG AND GLORY'

Date: 13.01.2002 Channel: BBC2 Time: 11.45pm

Previously shown: 3.11.96 BBC2 10.00pm; 26.06.98 BBC2 10.10pm; 10.07.2000 BBC1 11.45pm

Offbeat comedy-drama. A meek Chicago policeman saves a gangster's life and is rewarded with the gift of a live-in woman for a week.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 2

Violent Assaults: 4

Programme: 'SOCIETY'

Date: 22.03.2002 Channel: BBC2 Time: 1.15am

Previously shown: 22.06.97 BBC2 11.40pm

Surreal horror. A teenager suspects a dark secret lurks behind his family's respectable image.

Incidents involving

Violent Assaults: 8

Knives etc: 1

Programme: 'WALL STREET'

Date: 24.03.2002 Channel: BBC2 Time: 10.45pm

Previously shown: 9.12.91 ITV 9.00pm; 12.09.95 ITV 9.00pm; 21.01.2000 BBC1 10.25pm; 4.03.2001 BBC1 10.55pm

Big business drama. An ambitious young stockbroker makes illegal deals to persuade a top dealer that he's got what it takes to reach the highest level.

Incidents involving

Violent Assaults: 1

Programme: 'MELVIN AND HOWARD'

Date: 17.05.2002 Channel: BBC2 Time: 1.25am

Previously shown: 21.10.90 C4 10.15pm; 27.02.99 BBC2 12.10am; 28.01.2001 BBC2 11.50pm

Docudrama. The story of Melvin Daemar who allegedly gave a lift to Howard Hughes in 1968 and was left a fortune in his will.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 1

Violent Assaults: 2

Programme: 'COUPE DE VILLE'

Date: 9.06.2002 Channel: BBC2 Time: 12.00m't

Previously shown: 12.02.95 C4 10.00pm

Three estranged brothers are persuaded by their father to drive a Cadillac to Miami.

Incidents involving

Violent Assaults: 3

Knives etc: 1

Programme: 'THE GRISSOM GANG'

Date: 15.06.2002 Channel: BBC2 Time: 12.30am

Previously shown: 16.07.89 BBC2 10.55pm; 2.05.93 BBC2 11.30pm; 7.08.95 BBC1 11.40pm; 6.10.96 BBC1 11.30pm

Crime thriller. In Thirties Kansas, an heiress is kidnapped by a violent gang - whose leader falls in love with her.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 14

Violent Assaults: 6

Knives etc: 5

Programme: 'BOYS ON THE SIDE'

Date: 12.07.2002 Channel: BBC2 Time: 12.20am

Previously shown: 14.03.98 BBC2 10.30pm; 21.10.2000 BBC2 12.50am

Comedy drama. A lesbian singer, an estate agent with AIDS and a pregnant woman, who may have killed her boyfriend, share an off-the-wall car journey across America...

Incidents involving

Violent Assaults: 2

Knives etc: 1

Programme: 'ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA'

Date: 14.09.2002 Channel: BBC2 Time: 9.15pm

Previously shown: 1.5.94 & 2.5.94 C4 10.00pm, 18.2.96 & 19.2.96 C4 10.35pm & 10.00pm; 4.04.98 & 5.4.98 C4 10.45pm & 10.00pm

Gangster epic shown in two parts exploring 45 years in the life of a Jewish-American hoodlum.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 10

Violent Assaults: 1

Fire Raising/Explosions; 1

Knives etc: 3

Programme: 'SOMETHING WILD'

Date: 15.09.2002 Channel: BBC2 Time: 12.10am

Previously shown: 9.06.91 BBC2 10.10pm; 27.01.96 BBC2 10.00pm; 29.12.97 ITV 11.25pm; 3.06.2001 ITV1 12.00m't; 21.05.2002 ITV1 1.00am

Offbeat thriller. A kooky woman who takes him on an unpredictable journey to the wild side of life seduces a strait-laced tax consultant.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 2

Violent Assaults: 4

Knives etc: 2

Programme: 'TIN MEN'

Date: 28.09.2002 Channel: BBC2 Time: 10.30pm

Previously shown: 13.06.93 C4 10.25pm; 6.01.96 C4 10.35pm; 5.09.98 C4 11.00pm

Comedy drama. In early-Sixties Baltimore, two door-to-door salesmen's bitter rivalry escalates into all-out war.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 1

Violent Assaults: 1

Programme: 'EXOTICA'

Date: 12.10.2002 Channel: BBC2 Time: 12.10am

Previously shown: 29.06.97 BBC2 10.20pm

Offbeat Canadian drama set in a strip club. The lives of five strangers become intertwined.

Incidents involving

Violent Assaults: 2

Programme: 'COOL AND THE CRAZY'

Date: 15.11.2002 Channel: BBC2 Time: 1.20am

Previously shown: 17.11.96 BBC2 11.35pm; 24.04.98 BBC2 12.50am

Teen drama. A newlywed teenager is drawn into a risky affair with a womaniser.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 3

Violent Assaults: 6

Knives etc: 1

Programme: 'DOG DAY AFTERNOON'

Date: 16.11.2002 Channel: BBC2 Time: 10.55pm

Previously shown: 10.07.94 C4 10.00pm; 10.01.98 C4 11.05pm; 13.06.98 C5 9.55pm; 10.01.98 C4 11.05pm; 1.02.2000 C5 9.55pm

Offbeat thriller. A bisexual bank robber stages an ill-fated heist in Brooklyn to raise money for a sex-change operation for his transvestite lover.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 3

Violent Assaults: 1

 

Programme: 'CAPE FEAR'

Date: 30.11.2002 Channel: BBC2 Time: 1.20am

Previously shown: 4.11.94 BBC1 10.00pm; 15.11.96 BBC1 10.20pm; 8.05.98 BBC1 10.50pm; 8.09.2000 BBC1 10.30pm

Thriller. A psychopathic criminal is released from jail after 14 years determined to get revenge on the lawyer who failed to keep him out of prison.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 1

Violent Assaults: 6

Fire Raising/Explosions: 1

Illegal Drug Abuse: 1

Programme: 'THE COTTON CLUB'

Date: 13.12.2002 Channel: BBC2 Time: 12.15am

Previously shown: 8.12.90 10.30pm; 9.12.95 BBC2 12.00m't; 9.06.2001 BBC2 12.20am

Harlem 1928. A picture of gangland warfare in 20's Harlem where the Cotton Club is the meeting place for the jazz age, mobsters and racketeering of the Prohibition era.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 7

Violent Assaults: 4

Fire Raising/Explosions: 1

Knives etc: 3

Programme: 'FIGHT CLUB'

Date: 22.12.2002 Channel: BBC2 Time: 9.00pm

Premiere

Satirical comedy. An insurance executive and a salesman form and underground bare-knuckle fight club. But as it gains popularity, they begin to undertake random acts of terrorism.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 4

Violent Assaults 7

Knives etc: 2

Programme: 'L. A. CONFIDENTIAL'

Date: 30.12.2002 Channel: BBC2 Time 9.00pm

Crime thriller. In early fifties L A an ambitious police detective reluctantly joins forces with a brutal cop to solve a murder case involving police corruption, heroin deals and a string of prostitutes.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 9

Violent Assaults: 6

Knives etc: 2

ITV1

Programme: 'MISSISSIPPI BURNING'

Date: 1.01.2002 Channel: ITV1 Time: 11.55pm

Previously shown: 1.11.92 BBC2 10.10pm; 9.10.94 BBC2 10.20pm; 29.05.96 BBC1 10.50pm

Racial drama. Two F.B.I. agents arrive in a small Mississippi town in 1964 to investigate the disappearance of three civil rights activists and find themselves up against the local Ku Klux Klan.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 2

Violent Assaults: 8

Fire Raising/Explosions: 2

Knives etc: 1

Programme: 'DIE HARD'

Date: 2.01.2002 Channel: ITV1 Time: 9.00pm

Previously shown: 14.10.92 ITV 9.00pm; 16.01.95 ITV 9.00pm; 27.01.96 ITV 9.00pm; 1.01.97 ITV 9.00pm; 12.05.2001 ITV1 9.00p

Action thriller. A ruthless terrorist gang hijack a vast L.A. company building at Christmas, planning a heist of over $600 million. But a New York cop - whose estranged wife is one of those being held hostage - also happens to be in the building and a deadly game of cat-and-mouse ensues.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 13

Violent Assaults: 4

Fire Raising/Explosions: 3

Illegal Drug Abuse: 1

Programme: 'THE PACKAGE'

Date: 2.01.2002 Channel: ITV1 Time: 11.45pm

Previously shown: 22.10.93 9.30pm; 16.05.95 9.30pm; 21.01.97 BBC1 11.00pm

Thriller. An army sergeant becomes embroiled in a military conspiracy.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 11

Violent Assaults: 5

Fire Raising/Explosions: 1

Programme: 'RAGING BULL'

Date: 5.01.2002 Channel: ITV1 Time: 11.35pm

Previously shown: 24.04.94 C4 10.00pm; 16.12.95 BBC2 12.15am; 1.08.98 BBC2 11.10pm; 8.05.2001 C4 12.35am

A biopic of boxer Jake la Motta. The rise and fall of the MiddleWeight boxing champion; an angry, violent and not very likeable man.

Incidents involving

Violent Assaults: 6

Programme: 'THE HOT SPOT'

Date: 11.01.2002 Channel: ITV1 Time: 12.30am

Previously shown: 5.11.95 C4 10.00pm; 12.07.2000 ITV 11.30pm

Thriller. A drifter talks himself into a job and gets seduced by his boss's wife. But the girl he really wants is being blackmailed.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 4

Violent Assaults: 4

Programme: 'MARRIED TO THE MOB'

Date: 26.01.2002 Channel: ITV1 Time: 11.45pm

Previously shown: 21.01.96 BBC1 11.25pm; 5.02.2000 ITV 10.55pm

Crime comedy. The wife of a hit man tries to break her connections with the Mafia after her husband is killed - but reckons without the lecherous attentions of his former boss.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 10

Violent Assaults: 2

Programme: 'PREDATOR'

Date: 29.01.2002 Channel: ITV1 Time: 10.30pm

Previously shown: 5.09.92 ITV 10.00pm; 3.12.94 ITV; 23.12.95 ITV 10.00pm; 2.10.99 ITV 9.55pm; 30.09.2000 ITV 10.45pm

Sci-fi action thriller. Crack U.S. commandos on a rescue mission in the South American jungle are forced into a desperate battle for survival when they encounter a strange and terrifying monster.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 1

Violent Assaults: 2

Knives etc: 3

Programme: 'MURDER BETWEEN FRIENDS'

Date: 30.01.2002 Channel: ITV1 Time: 12.35am

Previously shown: 15.12.96 ITV 9.15pm; 28.03.98 ITV 10.00pm; 27.05.2000 ITV 1.25am

True-life-thriller. After a brutal murder in New Orleans, two friends - one of them the dead woman's husband - accuse each other of the crime.

Incidents involving

Knives etc: 3

Programme: 'THE BIG EASY'

Date: 2.02.2002 Channel: ITV1 Time: 12.15am

Previously shown: 10.4.93 BBC2 11.30pm; 12.1.97 BBC2 10.15pm; 6.09.98 BBC1 10.50pm; 21.10.2000 ITV 10.50pm

Crime thriller. A streetwise and slightly crooked male homicide detective in New Orleans falls foul of the female assistant District Attorney while investigating a local Mob murder. While at odds professionally they soon find themselves romantically involved.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 4

Violent Assaults: 4

Fire Raising/Explosions: 1

Knives etc: 1

Programme: 'SEA OF LOVE'

Date: 9.02.2002 Channel: ITV1 Time: 12.15am

Previously shown: 24.12.92 BBC1 9.45pm; 21.05.94 BBC1 9.10pm; 28.07.95 BBC1 10.25pm; 17.05.98 BBC1 10.25pm

Erotic suspense thriller. A divorced New York detective is on the trail of a serial killer whose victims have all answered lonely-hearts ads. But he gets out of his depth when he falls in love with the prime suspect...

Incidents involving

Firearms: 2

Programme: 'THE TERMINATOR'

Date: 12.02.2002 Channel: ITV1 Time: 10.30pm

Previously shown: 24.06.90 10.40pm; 23.07.94 BBC1 10.10pm; 4.01.96 BBC1 10.00pm; 1.11.96 BBC1 10.20pm; 11.11.97 ITV 10.40pm; 1.09.2001 ITV1 10.30pm

Thriller. A robot assassin is sent from the 21st Century to present-day L.A. to kill a woman who holds the key to the future of humanity.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 10

Violent Assaults: 3

Fire Raising/Explosions: 2

Knives etc: 1

Programme: 'BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA'

Date: 20.02.2002 Channel: ITV1 Time: 12.25am

Previously shown: 8.12.95 ITV 10.40pm; 16.09.2000 ITV 10.25pm; 1.08.2001 ITV1 12.30am

Fantasy adventure. A tough truck driver and a female lawyer are caught up in a supernatural gang war beneath the streets of San Francisco's Chinatown.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 3

Violent Assaults: 2

Knives etc: 3

Programme: 'BEST SELLER'

Date: 6.03.2002 Channel: ITV1 Time: 12.05am

Previously shown: 3.05.95 BBC1 11.00pm; 27.08.97 ITV 10.40pm; 23.08.2000 ITV 11.30pm

Thriller. A ruthless hit man persuades a cop-turned-best-selling-author to write the story of his life.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 10

Violent Assaults: 3

Knives etc: 4

Programme: 'THROW MOMMA FROM THE TRAIN'

Date: 8.03.2002 Channel: ITV1 Time: 12.30am

Previously shown: 31.8.92 BBC1 9.35pm; 11.08.95 BBC1 10.25pm; 9.12.2000 ITV 10.45pm

A student tries to persuade his college professor to kill his domineering mother - with disastrous consequences.

Incidents involving

Violent Assaults: 1

Programme: 'THE OWL'

Date: 13.03.2002 Channel: ITV1 Time: 12.55am

Previously shown: 6.12.98 ITV 12.55am

Crime drama. A man becomes a vigilante after the murder of his wife and daughter.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 11

Violent Assaults: 3

Knives etc: 3

Programme: 'BACK OF BEYOND'

Date: 24.03.2002 Channel: ITV1 Time: 12.50am

Previously shown: 12.01.2000 ITV 12.35am; 14.02.2001 ITV1 12.55am

Thriller. A garage owner finds his life in the Outback disrupted when a car carrying a gang of jewel thieves breaks down nearby.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 4

Violent Assaults: 2

Programme: 'THE ENEMY WITHIN'

Date: 3.04.2002 Channel: ITV1 Time: 12.55am

Previously shown: 29.11.98 ITV 12.55am; 1.04.2000 ITV 1.30am

Thriller. When a US colonel discovers that his commanding officer is planning a military coup he teams up with the White House Chief of Staff to try and save the President.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 5

Violent Assaults: 1

Programme: 'THE GETAWAY'

Date: 5.04.2002 Channel: ITV1 Time: 12.30am

Previously shown: 22.07.97 ITV 9.00pm; 20.11.99 ITV 10.30pm; 15.07.2001 ITV1 12.25am

Action Thriller. To get her husband out of a Mexican jail, a femme fatale strikes a deal with a crime boss to take part in a robbery. It goes smoothly, but the couple soon realises that they have been double-crossed by their partners in crime. Film included scenes of hanging.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 18

Violent Assaults: 6

Fire Raising/Explosions: 2

Knives etc: 1

Programme: 'HEARTBREAK RIDGE'

Date: 12.04.2002 Channel: ITV1 Time: 12.30am

Previously shown: 19.02.94 ITV 9.15pm; 31.05.95 ITV 9.00pm; 31.07.96 ITV 9.00pm; 15.08.2001 ITV1 11.30pm

Military drama. A battle-hardened sergeant takes on a platoon of army misfits and tries to turn them into a crack fighting unit.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 1

Violent Assaults: 1

Knives etc: 1

Programme: 'MALONE'

Date: 18.05.2002 Channel: ITV1 Time: 2.20am

Previously shown: 8.07.93 BBC1 11.00pm; 14.04.2001 ITV 1.20am; 16.12.2001 ITV1 1.00am

Action Drama. An ex-CIA contract killer has a violent encounter with a right-wing extremist in a small Oregon town.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 4

Violent Assaults: 2

Fire Raising/Explosions: 1

Programme: 'THE MEAN SEASON'

Date: 20.05.2002 Channel: ITV1 Time: 12.00m't

Previously shown: 30.03.93 BBC1 9.30pm; 19.10.94 BBC1 10.25pm; 2.01.96 BBC1 11.00pm; 29.10.96 BBC1 11.35pm; 27.05.97 BBC1 1.00am; 9.01.98 ITV 10.40pm; 30.06.2001 ITV1 12.20am

Thriller. After reporting the apparently motiveless murder of a young woman, a hard-bitten Miami crime reporter is contacted by the killer who threatens to strike again...

Incidents involving

Firearms: 4

Programme: 'SOMETHING WILD'

Date: 21.05.2002 Channel: ITV1 Time: 1.00am

Previously shown: 9.06.91 BBC2 10.10pm; 27.01.96 BBC2 10.00pm; 29.12.97 ITV 11.25pm; 3.06.2001 ITV1 12.00m't

Offbeat thriller. A kooky woman who takes him on an unpredictable journey to the wild side of life seduces a strait-laced tax consultant.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 2

Violent Assaults: 4

Knives etc: 2

Programme: 'SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY'

Date: 10.06.2002 Channel: ITV1 Time: 11.45pm

Previously shown: 31.03.94 ITV 9.00pm; 9.09.96 ITV 9.00pm; 10.04.98 ITV 9.35pm

Thriller. A woman fakes her own death in order to start a new life away from her violent domineering husband. She moves to a small town and falls in love with a drama teacher. But her husband realises that she is alive and tries to track her down.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 3

Violent Assaults: 1

Programme: 'THE UNTOUCHABLES'

Date: 15.06.2002 Channel: ITV1 Time: 11.45pm

Previously shown: 6.05.91 BBC1 9.20pm; 5.11.94 BBC1 9.10pm;

Thriller. A team of uncorrupted agents set out to bring down Al Capone.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 7

Violent Assaults: 6

Fire Raising/Explosions: 1

Programme: 'YOUNG GUNS'

Date: 29.06.2002 Channel: ITV1 Time: 12.10am

Previously shown: 16.11.91 ITV 9.05pm; 10.12.94 ITV 9.20pm; 31.03.2001 ITV 11.30pm

Six young gunslingers embark on a killing spree to avenge the murder of their paternal employer. They become the objects of the biggest manhunt in frontier history.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 13

Violent Assaults: 2

Knives etc: 3

Programme: 'TERMINAL VELOCITY'

Date: 6.07.2002 Channel: ITV1 Time: 10.30pm

Previously shown: 8.06.98 ITV 9.00pm; 20.05.2000 ITV 10.45pm

Action Thriller. A skydiving instructor unwittingly plunges into the world of international espionage after a new pupil makes her first jump and apparently falls to her death...

Incidents involving

Firearms: 7

Violent Assaults: 6

Knives etc: 2

Programme: 'THE BLUES BROTHERS'

Date: 31.07.2002 Channel: ITV1 Time: 11.30pm

Previously shown: 14.08.92 ITV 11.10pm; 6.07.96 ITV 11.10pm; 7.11.98 ITV 10.30pm; 14.07.2001 ITV1 11.10pm

Described as cult comedy adventure of the 80's. Two blues musicians re-form their band to raise money for their old orphanage.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 6

Violent Assaults: 2

Programme: 'GUNMEN'

Date: 3.08.2002 Channel: ITV1 Time: 1.20am

Previously shown: 1.11.97 ITV 10.35pm; 3.01.2000 ITV 3.00am

Action thriller. A US agent teams up with a drug runner's brother to track down a narcotics baron.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 21

Violent Assaults: 7

Fire Raising/Explosions: 2

Knives etc: 1

Programme: 'OUTRAGEOUS FORTUNE'

Date: 14.08.2002 Channel: ITV1 Time: 11.40pm

Previously shown: 28.12.90 C4 10.15pm; 11.12.96 C4 9.30pm; 20.09.98 C4 10.00pm

Comedy thriller. Two actresses discover that they have been seeing the same man - but only after he's apparently been killed in an explosion. Convinced that he's still alive, they follow his trail to New Mexico.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 8

Violent Assaults: 1

Fire Raising/Explosions: 1

Knives etc: 1

Programme: 'THE DEAD POOL'

Date: 17.08.2002 Channel: ITV1 Time: 12.00m't

Previously shown: 17.12.94 ITV 9.15pm

Thriller. When a police inspector investigates a series of celebrity murders he is in danger of becoming a victim.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 7

Violent Assaults: 2

Fire Raising/Explosions: 2

Knives etc: 4

Illegal Drug Abuse: 1

Programme: 'LICENCE TO KILL'

Date: 21.08.2002 Channel: ITV1 Time: 8.00pm

Previously shown: 3.01.94 ITV 8.00pm; 1.04.95 ITV 7.50pm; 30.07.98 ITV 8.30pm; 24.08.98 ITV 8.30pm; 2.09.2000 ITV 7.25pm

James Bond adventure. Stripped of his special agent's status, 007 pursues a vendetta against a drugs baron who maimed his friend, the head of the Drug Enforcement Agency.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 11

Violent Assaults: 5

Fire Raising/Explosions: 1

Knives etc: 1

Programme: 'CODE OF SILENCE'

Date: 31.08.2002 Channel: ITV1 Time: 12.00m't

Previously shown: 16.03.91 BBC1 9.50pm; 2.01.95 BBC1 12.10am; 15.11.97 ITV 11.15pm; 28.04.2001 ITV1 11.25pm

Action thriller. A tough Chicago cop has to tackle warring Mob families and corrupt police officers when a drugs bust goes wrong.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 12

Violent Assaults: 6

Fire Raising/Explosions: 1

Knives etc: 3

Illegal Drug Abuse: 2

Programme: 'CHASERS'

Date: 2.10.2002 Channel: ITV1 Time: 12.05am

Previously shown: 17.01.98 ITV 10.35pm; 17.11.2001 ITV1 11.45pm

Action comedy. Two UK navy officers are told to escort a prisoner to Charleston naval base, but discover that their female charge has no intention of being incarcerated.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 1

Violent Assaults: 1

Programme: 'THE COUCH TRIP'

Date: 19.11.2002 Channel: ITV1 Time: 1.25am

Previously shown: 19.06.91 10.20pm; 3.03.96 BBC1 11.10pm; 17.06.2001 ITV1 1.00am

Comedy. An escaped mental patient assumes the identity of his psychiatrist and becomes the star of a radio advice show. Then he's rumbled by a fellow con-artist who decides he wants a piece of the action...

Incidents involving

Violent Assaults: 1

Programme: 'MIDNIGHT COWBOY'

Date: 20.12.2002 Channel: ITV1 Time: 12.20am

Previously shown: 25.3.96 11.45pm; 29.04.97 BBC1 12.30am

Urban drama. A country boy arrives in New York to sell his services as a stud to rich women. But all he finds is a cold winter and a seedy friend.

Incidents involving

Violent Assaults: 2

Programme: 'THE GLIMMER MAN'

Date: 27.12.2002 Channel: ITV1 Time: 11.30pm

Premiere

A former CIA agent is now working as a private detective. But when he joins up with a L. A. policeman on the trail of a killer, he realises that he has not left his past behind.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 9

Violent Assaults: 8

Knives etc: 2

C4

Programme: 'SCANNERS'

Date: 3.01.2002 Channel: C4 Time: 12.15am

Previously shown: 15.05.92 C4 11.55pm; 14.04.95 C4 12.00m't; 15.02.2000 C4 11.30pm

A rogue psychic - who kills people by making their heads explode with his ESP Powers - is hunted down by a doctor. A Science Fiction shocker, one of the 'Chilling Out' season.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 10

Violent Assaults: 3

Fire Raising/Explosions: 2

Programme: 'NIGHT AND THE CITY'

Date: 8.01.2002 Channel: C4 Time: 12.05am

Previously shown: 12.11.95 C4 10.00pm

Thriller. A New York lawyer gets drawn into the shady side of the boxing world.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 1

Violent Assaults: 8

Programme: 'CRONOS'

Date: 14.01.2002 Channel: C4 Time: 1.30am

Previously shown: 30.12.97 C4 12.20am

An alchemist in the 16th Century creates a device that bestows eternal life. An antique dealer rediscovers it in the 19th Century but a rival also wants it to stop his failing health - and he has the alchemist's memoirs. But the price of use of the device turns the user into a vampire.

Incidents involving

Violent Assaults: 4

Knives etc: 3

Programme: 'THE BASKETBALL DIARIES'

Date: 12.02.2002 Channel: C4 Time: 12.05am

Previously shown: 18.09.99 C4 10.00pm

True life drama. A New York teenager with a promising career as a basketball player falls into a life of drugs.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 3

Violent Assaults: 7

Programme: 'FUN'

Date: 23.02.2002 Channel: C4 Time: 1.15am

Previously shown: 15.08.97 C4 11.05pm

Drama. A reporter and a psychiatrist try to learn why two teenage girls decided to kill an old woman for kicks.

Incidents involving

Knives etc: 1

Programme: 'THE LAST SEDUCTION'

Date: 18.03.2002 Channel: C4 Time: 12.00m't

Previously shown: 8.06.97 C4 10.00pm

Thriller. A scheming woman runs off with the proceeds of a drug deal carried out by her husband.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 3

Violent Assaults: 8

Programme: 'PACIFIC HEIGHTS'

Date: 14.04.2002 Channel: C4 Time: 10.00pm

Previously shown: 15.1.94 9.05pm; 14.12.95 9.00pm; 20.12.97 ITV 9.10pm

Thriller. A young Californian couple buy a dilapidated mansion and rent out the lower floors to help pay the mortgage. But one of the tenants isn't all that he seems...

Incidents involving

Firearms: 1

Violent Assaults: 2

Knives etc: 3

Programme: 'THE HITCHER'

Date: 28.04.2002 Channel: C4 Time: 10.00pm

Previously shown: 26.10.98 C5 9.00pm; 21.04.2000 C5 9.00pm; 8.02.2001 C5 9.00pm

Thriller. A teenager driving across Texas picks up a hitchhiker but his passenger turns out to be a psychotic killer who engages him in a sadistic game of cat and mouse.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 5

Violent Assaults: 1

Fire Raising/Explosions: 1

Knives etc: 1

Programme: 'MAN BITES DOG'

Date: 29.04.2002 Channel: C4 Time: 11.35pm

Premiere

Drama. Mock documentary made by trailing film crew recording everyday atrocities of a happy-go-lucky serial killer. But the filmmakers gradually become involved...

Incidents involving

Firearms: 8

Violent Assaults: 7

Knives etc: 1

Programme: 'WHORE'

Date: 11.05.2002 Channel: C4 Time: 12.40am

Social Drama. A Los Angeles prostitute reflects on her life.

Incident involving

Violent Assaults: 4

Knives etc: 2

Programme: 'THE MODERNS'

Date: 6.07.2002 Channel: C4 Time: 1.35am

Previously shown: 19.07 96 BBC2 12.00m't; 14.01.2000 C4 2.30am

Set in 1926 Paris. A struggling artist agrees to paint copies of three French Impressionists with surprising consequences.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 1

Violent Assaults: 5

Programme: 'BLUE STEEL'

Date: 21.07.2002 Channel: C4 Time: 11.05pm

Previously shown: 8.09.96 C4 10.00pm; 19.04.98 C4 10.00pm

Thriller. After shooting an armed robber, a rookie New York cop is suspended from duty when the police cannot find the criminal's weapon. But when the city is hit by a string of motiveless murders, the only clue is the cop's name scratched on a bullet beside one of the victims.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 8

Violent Assaults: 1

Programme: 'S.F.W.'

Date: 4.08.2002 Channel: C4 Time: 3.35am

Previously shown: 16.08.99 C4 11.45pm

Satirical drama. A young man becomes a reluctant celebrity after surviving a televised hostage ordeal.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 6

Violent Assaults: 2

Programme: 'KIDS'

Date: 3.09.2002 Channel: C4 Time 1.15am

Documentary style drama. Life for a bunch or well-off teenagers in New York means drugs, underage sex and AIDS.

Incidents involving

Violent Assaults: 1

Illegal drug abuse: 1

Programme: 'SCRUBBERS'

Date: 7.09.2002 Channel: C4 Time: 2.30am

Previously shown: 12.9.95 10.00pm; 21.06.97 C4 10.25pm

Prison drama. Set inside a harsh borstal and about a single mother who is desperate to be reunited with her baby.

Incidents involving

Violent Assaults: 5

Knives etc: 1

Programme: 'SCUM'

Date: 14.09.2002 Channel: C4 Time: 12.30am

Previously shown: 30.09.95 C4 11.10pm; 20.06.98 C5 12.15am; 22.02.2000 C4 11.35pm

Prison drama about life among the inmates of a British borstal school. Film includes scenes of violent multiple buggery.

Incidents involving

Violent Assaults: 12

Knives etc: 2

Programme: 'THE HOWLING'

Date: 16.09.2002 Channel: C4 Time: 11.55pm

Previously shown: 28.04.95 C4 11.40pm; 28.08.98 C4 11.35pm

Chiller. Set in an isolated clinic a TV reporter is convalescing with a consciousness-raising group but it turns out to be a very hairy werewolf experience.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 3

Violent Assaults: 2

Programme: 'CASINO'

Date: 22.09.2002 Channel: C4 Time: 10.00pm

Previously shown: 18.10.98 C4 10.00pm; 23.04.2000 C4 10.00pm

Crime drama. Picked by the Mob to run a casino in Seventies Las Vegas, a gambler ensures that the money keeps coming in. But his drug-addicted wife and his psychotic best friend threaten his position. Film includes continuous stream of obscene language.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 7

Violent Assaults: 16

Fire Raising/Explosions: 2

Knives etc: 1

Programme: 'A CLOCKWORK ORANGE'

Date: 13.10.2002 Channel: C4 Time: 10.00pm

Premiere

Futuristic satire. Violent teenage gang runs amok, but in a sanitised suburban future the main character changes his sadistic outlook after he is jailed and singled out for brainwashing treatment.

Incidents involving

Violent Assaults: 12

Knives etc: 3

Programme: 'VERY BAD THINGS'

Date: 17.11.2002 Channel: C4 Time: 10.00pm

Premiere

Offbeat comedy. When an accident occurs at a wild bachelor party, five pals land in deep trouble.

Incident involving

Violent Assaults: 3

Knives etc: 2

Illegal Drug abuse: 1

Programme: 'THE DEVILS'

Date: 25.11.2002 Channel: C4 Time: 12.15am

Previously shown: 19.10.98 C5 10.55pm; 26.02.2000 C5 10.40pm

Historical drama. In 17th Century France a hunchbacked nun's obsession with a charismatic priest leads to hysteria in her convent. Accusations of witchcraft flow and the Church reacts with ferocious severity.

Incidents involving

Violent Assaults: 4

Fire Raising/Explosions: 1

Programme: 'BAD BOYS'

Date: 8.12.2002 Channel: C4 Time: 10.00pm

Previously shown: 8.11.98 C4 10.00pm; 25.06.2000 C4 10.00pm

Action comedy thriller. After $1 million dollars worth of heroin is stolen from a Miami police station two black undercover police officers are forced to switch identities. Film includes obscene language throughout.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 17

Violent Assaults: 7

Fire Raising/Explosions: 2

Knives etc: 3

 five

Programme: 'THE STAR CHAMBER'

Date: 7.01.2002 Channel: five Time: 9.00pm

Previously shown: 4.04.90 ITV 10.45pm; 19.02.99 BBC1 10.25pm; 18.02.2001 BBC1 10.55pm

Thriller. Sickened by seeing criminals escape justice through legal loopholes, an idealistic judge joins the Star Chamber, a secret society of judges who take the law into their own hands.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 6

Violent Assaults: 2

Programme: 'BUSTER'

Date: 12.01.2002 Channel: five Time: 9.10pm

Previously shown: 28.9.91 ITV 9.35pm; 11.05.98 C5 9.00pm; 13.12.2000 C5 9.00pm

Comedy drama about the infamous Great Train Robbery. In 1963, small-time crook Buster Edwards hears a rumour that a Royal Mail train will be carrying a fortune in used banknotes over a Bank Holiday weekend.

Incidents involving

Violent Assaults: 3

Knives etc: 1

Programme: 'DOG DAY AFTERNOON'

Date: 12.01.2002 Channel: five Time: 11.10pm

Previously shown: 10.07.94 C4 10.00pm; 10.01.98 C4 11.05pm; 13.06.98 C5 9.55pm; 10.01.98 C4 11.05pm; 1.02.2000 C5 9.55pm

Offbeat thriller. A bisexual bank robber stages an ill-fated heist in Brooklyn to raise money for a sex-change operation for his transvestite lover.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 3

Violent Assaults: 1

Programme: 'BLACK RAIN'

Date: 17.01.2002 Channel: five Time: 9.00pm

Previously shown: 24.09.93 BBC1 9.30pm; 24.01.95 BBC1 9.30pm; 24.05.96 BBC1 10.20pm; 13.06.98 BBC1 10.20pm

Thriller. A hard-boiled New York homicide detective and his partner are assigned to deliver a Japanese gangster to the Osaka police. But as the cops are still reeling from culture shock their charge escapes, leaving them to chase him on his own turf.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 5

Violent Assaults: 4

Fire Raising/Explosions: 1

Knives etc: 3

Programme: 'THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE'

Date: 19.01.2002 Channel: five Time: 11.10pm

Previously shown: 22.03.97 ITV 11.50pm; 31.01.98 ITV 00.05am; 20.06.98 C5 10.00pm; 29.05.2000 C5 9.00pm

Thriller. During the Depression, a drifter finds work at a roadside diner and begins a passionate affair with the owner's young wife. Soon their thoughts turn to murder...

Incidents involving

Violent Assaults: 3

Programme: 'INTERNAL AFFAIRS'

Date: 29.01.2002 Channel: five Time: 9.00pm

Previously shown: 16.01.94 BBC2 10.00pm; 21.05.97 BBC1 10.35pm

Thriller. When a newly promoted detective investigates a respected cop for corruption, he finds himself playing a deadly game of cat-and-mouse.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 12

Violent Assaults: 9

Knives etc: 2

Programme: 'ON DEADLY GROUND'

Date: 7.02.2002 Channel: five Time: 9.00pm

Previously shown: 2.09.98 ITV 10.40pm; 26.07.2000 ITV 11.30pm; 10.11.2001 ITV1 11.30pm

Thriller. An oil rig fire fighter who lives life on the edge has his loyalties tested when his unscrupulous employer prepares to drill for oil on land that belongs to a native Inuit.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 9

Violent Assaults: 10

Fire Raising/Explosions: 3

Knives etc: 1

Programme: 'RAPID FIRE'

Date: 12.02.2002 Channel: five Time: 9.00pm

Previously shown: 30.3.96 ITV 10.05pm; 25.10.97 ITV 10.05pm

Thriller. A student who falls foul of mobsters after witnessing a murder relies on his martial arts skills to survive.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 8

Violent Assaults: 6

Fire Raising/Explosions: 1

Knives etc: 8

Programme: 'KISS OF DEATH'

Date: 19.02.2002 Channel: five Time: 9.00pm

Crime thriller. Betrayed by a group of fellow criminals an ex-convict decides to get revenge

Incidents involving

Firearms: 5

Violent Assaults: 15

Fire Raising/Explosions: 1

Programme: 'OUT FOR JUSTICE'

Date: 21.02.2002 Channel: five Time: 10.05pm

Premiere

Action Thriller. When a policeman is gunned down his Italian partner relentlessly pursues the killer.

Incident involving:

Firearms: 13

Violent Assaults: 13

Illegal Drug Abuse: 2

Programme: 'QUICK CHANGE'

Date: 25.02.2002 Channel: five Time: 9.00pm

Previously shown: 20.10.96 C4 10.00pm; 17.03.98 C4 10.00pm; 15.11.2000 C5 9.00pm

Comedy. Disgruntled New Yorker stages an ingenious bank robbery disguised as a clown. His plan runs smoothly - until he and his two accomplices try to make their getaway.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 4

Knives etc: 1

Programme: 'QUICKSAND: NO ESCAPE'

Date: 27.02.2002 Channel: five Time: 8.00pm

Previously shown: 18.12.96 ITV 9.00pm; 24.06.98 ITV 11.15pm; 24.03.2000 ITV 12.35am; 16.10.2000 C5 9.00pm

Thriller. A struggling architect believes his luck has finally changed when his firm wins a lucrative contract. Then he learns that his partner secured the contract through bribery - and suddenly finds himself in danger.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 2

Violent Assaults: 2

Programme: 'ROBOCOP 2'

Date: 27.02.2002 Channel: five Time: 10.00pm

Previously shown: 9.12.95 ITV 9.45pm; 31.03.97 ITV 10.25pm; 13.05.2000 ITV 11.10pm; 28.07.2001 ITV1 10.45pm

Sci-fi action sequel. The robotic law enforcer continues his fight against crime in Detroit, but finds himself up against two powerful adversaries - a corrupt corporation and an insane drug dealer who plans to flood the market with a devastating new designer drug.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 9

Violent Assaults: 4

Fire Raising/Explosions: 1

Programme: 'NADINE'

Date: 2.03.2002 Channel: five Time: 10.55pm

Previously shown: 31.01.96 ITV 10.40pm

Romantic comedy thriller. Set in Fifties Texas. A beautician witnesses a murder while trying to recover some compromising photographs and escapes with photos that a local mobster wants back... at any cost....

Incidents involving

Firearms: 9

Violent Assaults: 2

Fire Raising/Explosions: 1

Knives etc: 1

Programme: 'BIRD'

Date: 9.03.2002 Channel: five Time: 1.20am

Previously shown: 1.06.96 BBC2 12.10am; 12.10.2001 C5 12.35am

Biopic of jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker.

Incidents involving

Violent Assaults: 3

Programme: 'THE BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES'

Date: 16.03.2002 Channel: five Time: 10.55pm

Previously shown: 10.01.2000 C5 10.45pm

Comedy drama. A Wall Street bond trader takes the blame when his mistress accidentally runs over a black youth in the Bronx. But the plan backfires and triggers off a bizarre chain of events.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 1

Violent Assaults: 1

Programme: 'TANGO & CASH'

Date: 17.03.2002 Channel: five Time: 9.00pm

Previously shown: 27.02.95 ITV 9.00pm; 1.02.97 ITV 10.00pm; 4.04.98 ITV 10.05pm; 12.10.98 C5 9.00pm; 27.03.2001 C5 9.00pm

Action Thriller. Two Los Angeles policemen, who have become rivals, are forced to overcome their differences when they are sent to prison after being framed by a drugs baron.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 4

Violent Assaults: 5

Fire Raising/Explosions: 3

Programme: 'A KISS BEFORE DYING'

Date: 18.03.2002 Channel: five Time: 9.00pm

Previously shown: 4.03.96 BBC1 10.10pm; 19.11.97 BBC1 11.40pm; 24.07.2000 C5 3.30pm

Thriller. A young psychopath marries the daughter of a wealthy businessman. Then he murders her when she falls pregnant and sets his sights on her twin sister.

Incidents involving

Violent Assaults: 3

Knives etc: 1

Programme: 'THE MECHANIC'

Date: 21.03.2002 Channel: five Time: 9.00pm

Previously shown: 7.12.94 BBC1 10.25pm; 19.02.96 BBC1 11.15pm; 8.09.97 BBC1 12.00m't; 3.11.97 BBC1 12.00m't

Action thriller. A cold-blooded assassin takes on an apprentice but their first job together proves messy and the hit man's Mob bosses begin to question his competence.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 5

Violent Assaults: 3

Fire Raising/Explosions: 3

Illegal Drug Abuse: 2

Programme: 'UNLAWFUL ENTRY'

Date: 25.03.2002 Channel: five Time: 9.00pm

Previously shown: 30.11.95 ITV 9.00pm

Suspense thriller. After a burglary, a L.A. couple befriend the helpful policeman who answers their call - but he has a dangerous ulterior motive....

Incidents involving

Firearms: 4

Violent Assaults: 6

Knives etc: 1

Programme: 'THE PELICAN BRIEF'

Date: 26.03.2002 Channel: five Time: 9.00pm

Previously shown: 26.03.97 ITV 9.00pm; 28.11.98 ITV 9.55pm; 12.01.2000 ITV 10.15pm

Conspiracy thriller. When a young law student writes a speculative brief connecting the recent murders of two Supreme Court judges, she unwittingly stumbles upon the truth and puts her life in grave danger.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 2

Violent Assaults: 2

Fire Raising/Explosions: 2

Programme: 'THE ACCUSED'

Date: 27.03.2002 Channel: five Time: 10.05pm

Previously shown: 21.01.92 BBC1 10.00pm; 5.03.96 BBC1 10.30pm; 6.06.97 BBC1 10.25pm

Award winning drama. When a waitress is gang-raped in a poolroom bar, her assailants are prosecuted under the lesser charge of 'reckless endangerment'. Outraged by the unfairness of the ruling, she confronts a district attorney who decides to fight for justice.

Incidents involving

Violent Assaults: 1

Programme: 'MESSENGER OF DEATH'

Date: 28.03.2002 Channel: five Time: 9.00pm

Premiere

Action Thriller. A veteran newspaper reporter investigates a case of multiple murder in a community of Mormon fundamentalists.

Incidents involving:

Firearms: 6

Violent Assaults: 1

Fire Raising/Explosions: 1

Knives etc: 1

Programme: 'MIKE'S MURDER'

Date: 29.03.2002 Channel: five Time: 1.25am

Previously shown: 17.07.93 BBC2 12.10am; 25.07.95 BBC1 11.50pm; 17.08.2001 C5 1.15am

Thriller. A woman finds her boyfriend dead and her investigations into the cause reveal a secret dark side to his life.

Incidents involving

Violent Assaults: 4

Illegal Drug Abuse: 2

Programme: 'A FEW GOOD MEN'

Date: 2.04.2002 Channel: five Time: 9.00pm

Previously shown: 16.03.96 ITV 9.05pm; 5.08.97 ITV 9.00pm; 13.01.2001 ITV1 10.10pm

Courtroom drama. A slick young U.S. navy lawyer is assigned to defend two marines accused of murdering a colleague at a U.S. military base in Cuba. But as he delves deeper into the case, he runs up against the outpost's no-nonsense commanding officer.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 1

Programme: 'THE MORNING AFTER'

Date: 13.04.2002 Channel: five Time: 10.55pm

Previously shown: 4.05.92 BBC1 9.20pm; 20.03.2000 C5 10.50pm

Mystery Thriller. A woman wakes up with a terrible hangover, no memory of the night before and a dead man lying beside her with a knife buried in his heart.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 1

Violent Assaults: 3

Knives etc: 1

Programme: 'CITY HEAT'

Date: 16.04.2002 Channel: five Time: 9.00pm

Previously shown: 27.11.91 ITV 9.00pm; 18.12.99 ITV 11.45pm; 23.06.2000 ITV 11.30pm; 30.12.2000 ITV 1.10am

Comedy thriller. After mobsters murder a private eye's partner, he's left to pick up the pieces. However, a keen police lieutenant also gets on the case.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 8

Violent Assaults: 10

Fire Raising/Explosions: 1

Programme: 'THE PRESIDIO'

Date: 18.04.2002 Channel: five Time: 9.00pm

Previously shown: 18.04.92 BBC1 10.15pm; 14.02.95 BBC1 10.00pm; 11.05.97 BBC2 9.20pm

Crime thriller. Two old enemies, a military policeman and a civilian cop join forces to investigate a murder on a San Francisco army base.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 5

Violent Assaults: 4

Programme: 'UNFORGIVEN'

Date: 23.04.2002 Channel: five Time: 9.00pm

Previously shown: 14.09.96 ITV 9.00pm; 17.12.97 ITV 9.00pm; 19.08.2000 ITV 10.50pm

Western. A gunfighter-turned-farmer is forced by poverty to come out of retirement and seek the bounty placed on the heads of two cowhands who brutally assaulted a prostitute. He teams up with his former partner and an aspiring, young gunfighter in order to track down the pair, but they must first deal with the sheriff and his men.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 10

Violent Assaults: 3

Knives etc: 1

Programme: 'GOODFELLAS'

Date: 24.04.2002 Channel: five Time: 10.00pm

Previously shown: 10.04.94 C4 10.00pm; 2.06.96 C4 10.05pm; 25.08.98 C4 10.00pm; 5.02.2001 C5 10.00pm

Gangster drama based on the memoirs of a real-life Mafia hood.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 7

Violent Assaults: 2

Fire Raising/Explosions: 1

Knives etc: 3

Programme: 'THE BODYGUARD'

Date: 6.05.2002 Channel: five Time: 9.00pm

Previously shown: 11.11.95 ITV 9.00pm; 24.02.97 ITV 9.00pm; 11.05.98 ITV 9.00pm

Romantic thriller. A freelance bodyguard reluctantly agrees to work for a superstar-singer-turned-actress, who has been receiving hate mail and has had an attempt made on her life. His professional code requires him to remain detached from his clients, but gradually the pair fall in love...

Incidents involving

Firearms: 3

Violent Assaults: 2

Fire Raising/Explosions: 1

Knives etc: 1

Programme: 'MURPHY'S LAW'

Date: 7.05.2002 Channel: five Time: 10.00pm

Previously shown: 16.06.92 ITV 11.40pm

A detective sets out to prove his innocence after being framed for murder.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 10

Violent Assaults: 7

Knives etc: 1

Programme: 'REVENGE'

Date: 13.05.2002 Channel: five Time: 9.00pm

Previously shown: 22.12.93 BBC1 10.00pm; 16.01.95 BBC1 10.40pm; 4.05.96 BBC1 11.00pm; 12.06.97 C5 9.00pm

Thriller. A navy pilot begins an affair with the wife of a wealthy friend after paying a visit to their estate in Mexico.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 6

Violent Assaults: 5

Knives etc: 2

Programme: 'BLOWBACK'

Date: 15.05.2002 Channel: five Time: 10.00pm

Premiere

Thriller. A policeman tracking an escaped killer he once helped to put behind bars is taken off the case but decides to pursue the criminal on his own.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 8

Violent Assaults: 8

Knives etc: 8

Programme: 'A PASSION FOR MURDER'

Date: 17.05.2002 Channel: five Time: 11.20pm

Previously shown: 13.01.96 BBC1 9.15pm; 17.09.97 BBC1 10.45pm; 1.12.2000 C5 11.30pm

Mystery thriller. A young woman flees for her life after her affair with a high-ranking politician ends in her lover's accidental death.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 7

Violent Assaults: 6

Programme: 'THE TERMINATOR'

Date: 21.05.2002 Channel: five Time: 9.00pm

Previously shown: 24.06.90 10.40pm; 23.07.94 BBC1 10.10pm; 4.01.96 BBC1 10.00pm; 1.11.96 BBC1 10.20pm; 11.11.97 ITV 10.40pm; 1.09.2000 ITV1 10.30pm

Thriller. A robot assassin is sent from the 21st Century to present-day L.A. to kill a woman who holds the key to the future of humanity.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 10

Violent Assaults: 3

Fire Raising/Explosions: 2

Knives etc: 1

Programme: 'BAD COMPANY'

Date: 23.05.2002 Channel: five Time: 9.00pm

Previously shown: 8.12.99 ITV 12.35am; 27.12.2000 C5 9.00pm

Thriller. When an ex-CIA agent joins a private espionage firm that carries out the dirty work for big corporations he plunges deeper into a world of blackmail, murder and deceit.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 4

Programme: 'NO WAY OUT'

Date: 28.05.2002 Channel: five Time: 9.00pm

Previously shown: 24.12.91 BBC1 9.30pm; 29.10.93 BBC1 9.30pm; 7.02.95 BBC1 9.35pm; 3.12.97 ITV 10.40pm; 25.11.2000 ITV 10.55pm; 31.12.2001 ITV1 12.05am

Thriller. A naval officer is sucked into a Pentagon conspiracy after he embarks on an affair with the mistress of his powerful boss, the U.S. Secretary of Defence.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 3

Violent Assaults: 4

Knives etc: 1

Programme: 'BLIND DATE'

Date: 5.06.2002 Channel: five Time: 8.00pm

Previously shown: 14.11.92 BBC1 9.25pm; 18.12.96 C5 9.00pm; 29.11.98 C5 9.00pm; 14.05.2001 C5 9.00pm

Romantic comedy. Desperate for a date to take to a company dinner, a harassed executive is set up with his sister-in-law's cousin, but is given a word of warning - on no account should he let her drink alcohol...

Incidents involving

Firearms: 1

Violent Assaults: 1

Knives etc: 1

Programme: 'COCKTAIL'

Date: 9.06.2002 Channel: five Time: 9.00pm

Previously shown: 24.10.92 ITV 9.15pm; 10.02.96 ITV 11.00pm; 3.01.2000 ITV 11.20pm

Romantic drama. An ambitious young man realises that working as a barman allows him to rub shoulders with some of Manhattan's wealthiest women.

Incidents involving

Violent Assaults: 4

Programme: 'UNIVERSAL SOLDIER'

Date: 16.06.2002 Channel: five Time: 9.00pm

Previously shown: 24.06.95 ITV 10.00pm; 29.10.96 ITV 10.40pm; 24.01.98 ITV 10.00pm; 22.07.2000 ITV 11.20pm; 19.04.2001 C5 9.00pm

Sci-fi action adventure. A soldier killed in Vietnam is brought back from the dead as a state-of-the-art-killing machine. But flashbacks prompt him to question his role as a government-controlled killer and lead him to clash with his former platoon leader, who is also now a cyborg.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 12

Violent Assaults: 9

Fire Raising/Explosions: 2

Knives etc: 1

Programme: 'BONE DADDY'

Date: 24.06.2002 Channel: five Time 9.00pm

Thriller. After getting a bone in the post, a pathologist turned novelist realises that a serial killer is back in action.

Incident Involving

Firearms: 1

Violent Assaults: 3

Knives etc: 3

Programme: 'THE GETAWAY'

Date: 25.06.2002 Channel: five Time: 9.00pm

Previously shown: 22.07.97 ITV 9.00pm; 20.11.99 ITV 10.30pm; 15.07.2001 ITV1 12.25am

Action Thriller. To get her husband out of a Mexican jail, a femme fatale strikes a deal with a crime boss to take part in a robbery. It goes smoothly, but the couple soon realises that they have been double-crossed by their partners in crime. Film included scenes of hanging.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 18

Violent Assaults: 6

Fire Raising/Explosions: 2

Knives etc: 1

Programme: 'NOWHERE TO RUN'

Date: 9.07.2002 Channel: five Time: 9.00pm

Previously shown: 2.09.96 ITV 9.00pm; 30.06.2000 ITV 11.30pm

Romantic action thriller. An escaped convict seeks refuge with a young widow and helps defend her ranch from an unscrupulous property developer and his evil henchmen.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 10

Violent Assaults: 9

Fire Raising/Explosions: 1

Knives etc: 1

Programme: 'BEST REVENGE'

Date: 13.07.2002 Channel: five Time: 3.00am

Previously shown: 28.04.94 BBC1 12.05am; 8.08.95 BBC1 11.50pm

Action adventure. A pair of ageing hippies team up to pull off a $4 million drugs deal in order to free a kidnapped friend.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 4

Violent Assaults: 6

Programme: 'CAPTIVE'

Date: 22.07.2002 Channel: five Time: 10.50pm

Previously shown: 19.03.97 BBC1 12.55am; 14.10.98 BBC1

Thriller. A couple running a small motel in a quiet midwestern town is taken hostage.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 6

Violent Assaults: 4

Knives etc: 2

Programme: 'FIRST BLOOD'

Date: 24.07.2002 Channel: five Time: 10.00pm

Previously shown: 17.09.98 C5 10.00pm; 13.05.2001 C5 9.40pm

A Vietnam veteran looks up an Army friend but finds he died under suspicious circumstances. The local town sheriff arrests the veteran on a false charge but lives to regret it. He and his men cannot contain the veteran who goes on the rampage in fury.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 8

Violent Assaults: 3

Fire Raising/Explosions: 3

Knives etc: 5

Programme: 'LOCK UP'

Date: 1.08.2002 Channel: five Time: 9.00pm

Previously shown: 13.07.96 BBC1 9.45pm; 6.01.98 BBC1 10.25pm; 6.02.2000 C5 9.00pm; 18.01.2001 C5 9.00pm

Thriller. With only six months left to serve of his prison sentence, a tough convict finds himself transferred to a brutal, high-security prison run by a sadistic warden. His only recourse is to fight back.

Incidents involving

Violent Assaults: 14

Knives etc: 1

Programme: 'BLUE JEAN COP'

Date: 15.08.2002 Channel: five Time: 9.00pm

Previously shown: 26.10.91 9.05pm; 5.02.94 10.45pm; 20.05.95 ITV 10.45pm

2.04.2001 C5 9.00pm

A lawyer and a detective team up to find the killers of an undercover cop.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 7

Violent Assaults: 5

Fire Raising/Explosions: 3

Knives etc: 3

Programme: 'BONNIE AND CLYDE: THE TRUE STORY'

Date: 19.08.2002 Channel: five Time: 9.00pm

Previously shown: 17.2.96 11.00pm; 12.07.97 ITV 11.35pm

Crime drama about the early years of America's notorious outlaws, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 7

Violent Assaults: 1

Programme: 'THE JANUARY MAN'

Date: 25.08.2002 Channel: five Time: 9.00pm

Previously shown: 10.06.92 ITV 9.15pm; 18.12.93 ITV ; 27.06.95 ITV 9.00pm; 21.09.99 C5 9.00pm; 11.10.2000 C5 9.05pm

A disgraced policeman attempts to track down a serial killer. He also has romantic problems with his sister-in-law and the Mayor's daughter.

Incidents involving

Violent Assaults: 3

Programme: 'THE LOST BOYS'

Date: 8.09.2002 Channel: five Time: 9.00pm

Previously shown: 3.01.91 BBC1 10.15pm; 25.05.96 BBC1 11.00pm; 23.01.98 BBC1 11.15pm; 8.08.2000 BBC1 11.20pm

Horror. Two teenage brothers get involved with vampire bikers when their mother moves to a Californian town.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 1

Violent Assaults: 3

Knives etc: 3

Programme: 'THE ROOKIE'

Date: 11.09.2009 Channel: five Time: 9.00pm

Previously shown: 4.12.93 ITV 9.30pm; 9.10.95 ITV 9.00pm; 29.03.97 ITV 9.05pm; 7.03.98 ITV 10.20pm; 16.05.2000 C5 9.00pm; 26.04.2001 C5 9.00pm

Police thriller. When his partner is killed in a shoot-out with a car thief, a veteran cop is teamed with a rich kid trying to escape his background.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 13

Violent Assaults: 5

Fire Raising/Explosions: 2

Knives etc: 1

Programme: 'NEXT OF KIN'

Date: 23.09.2002 Channel: five Time: 9.00pm

Previously shown: 12.11.93 BBC1 9.30pm; 5.05.95 BBC1 10.35pm; 18.02.97 BBC1 10.55pm; 10.12.97 BBC1 00.05am; 9.03.98 C5 9.00pm; 27.03.2000 C5 9.00pm; 3.05.2001 C5 9.00pm

Comedy thriller. A hillbilly cop vows to bring his younger brother's gangster killer to justice but his older brother is set on violent confrontation with the Mob.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 9

Violent Assaults: 7

Knives etc: 3

Programme: 'SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME'

Date: 24.09.2002 Channel: five Time: 10.25pm

Previously shown: 30.10.91 ITV 9.00pm; 22.05.93 ITV 9.30pm; 30.01.95 ITV 9.00pm; 2.02.98 C5 9.00pm; 20.07.2001 C5 9.00pm

Thriller. A New York cop is assigned to protect a socialite who has witnessed the murder of one of her friends. However, on a museum visit, he cannot prevent the killer from reaching her...

Incidents involving

Firearms: 5

Violent Assaults: 1

Knives etc: 1

Programme: 'FINAL ANALYSIS'

Date: 25.09.2002 Channel: five Time: 9.00pm

Previously shown: 21.01.95 ITV 9.00pm; 3.01.96 ITV 9.00pm; 23.08.97 ITV 10.10pm; 5.06.2001 C5 9.00pm

Psychological thriller. A San Francisco psychiatrist falls in love with the sister of one of his patients. When her violent husband is murdered, he becomes the prime suspect.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 2

Knives etc: 1

Programme: 'IN THE LINE OF FIRE'

Date: 30.09.2002 Channel: five Time: 9.00pm

Previously shown: 12.11.97 ITV 9.00pm; 18.11.2000 ITV 9.05pm; 20.10.2001 ITV1 10.05pm

Thriller. Still haunted by his failure 30 years earlier to save President Kennedy from assassination, an ageing secret service agent finds himself taunted by a professional assassin who threatens to kill the current President.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 10

Violent Assaults: 2

Knives etc: 1

Programme: 'THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS'

Date: 1.10.2002 Channel: five Time: 10.00pm

Previously shown: 22.10.94 ITV 10.00pm; 3.10.95 ITV 10.40pm; 12.10.96 ITV 10.00pm; 28.01.98 ITV 10.40pm; 12.02.2001 C5 10.00pm

Thriller. A novice FBI agent is assigned to help track down a serial killer. To develop a profile of the killer, she has to collaborate with one of the most dangerous murderers ever brought to justice - a cannibalistic psychiatrist.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 3

Violent Assaults: 2

Knives etc: 1

Programme: 'PASSENGER 57'

Date: 4.10.2002 Channel: five Time: 9.00pm

Previously shown: 16.09.96 ITV 9.00pm; 10.03.2000 ITV 12.00m't

Action thriller. As a terrorist is flown to Los Angeles to stand trial, his accomplices take over the plane, killing his F.B.I. guards. But the hijackers have not reckoned on the presence of an anti-terrorist expert as one of the passengers.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 7

Violent Assaults: 7

Knives etc: 2

Programme: 'PERFORMANCE'

Date: 5.10.2002 Channel: five Time: 1.35am

Previously shown: 7.07.91 BBC2 10.15pm; 3.10.93 BBC2 10.45pm; 28.05.95 BBC2 2.30am; 3.07.98 C5 00.25am

A gangster on the run hides out in a rock star's house.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 2

Violent Assaults: 4

Programme: 'CODE OF SILENCE'

Date: 24.10.2002 Channel: five Time: 10.00pm

Previously shown: 16.03.91 BBC1 9.50pm; 2.01.95 BBC1 12.10am; 15.11.97 ITV ; 28.04.01 ITV 11.25pm

Action thriller. A tough Chicago cop has to tackle warring Mob families and corrupt police officers when a drugs bust goes wrong.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 12

Violent Assaults: 6

Fire Raising/Explosions: 1

Knives etc: 3

Illegal Drug Abuse: 2

 

Programme: 'CHERRY, HARRY AND RAQUEL'

Date: 15.11.2002 Channel: five Time 2.40am

A border guard spends his time running drugs and organising his corrupt sheriff's love life as well as his own with two girl fiends.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 1

Knives etc: 1

Illegal Drug abuse 1

Programme: 'RENEGADES'

Date: 26.11.2002 Channel: five Time: 9.00pm

Previously shown: 6.05.94 BBC1 10.20pm; 7.10.95 BBC2 11.15pm; 17.04.98 C5 11.10pm; 22.05.2001 five 9.00pm

Action thriller. When a maverick cop teams up with a Lakota Indian to track down a crooked policeman, the unlikely pair end up on the run from enemies on both sides of the law....

Incidents involving

Firearms: 11

Violent Assaults: 2

Fire Raising/Explosions: 1

Knives etc: 5

Programme: 'DECEIVED'

Date: 28.11.2002 Channel: five Time: 8.00pm

Previously shown: 13.02.95 ITV 9.00pm; 18.05.96 ITV 9.00pm; 17.09.2001 C5 9.00pm

Thriller. A New York art restorer's life is thrown into turmoil after her husband of six years is killed in a car accident. As evidence of his real identity slowly emerges, she finds her own life in deadly peril as she gets closer to the truth.

Incidents involving

Violent Assaults: 5

Fire Raising/Explosions: 1

Knives etc: 1

Programme: 'HUDSON HAWK'

Date: 2.12.2002 Channel: five Time: 9.00pm

Previously shown: 29.4.95 ITV 10.20pm; 19.10.96 ITV 11.00pm; 20.11.99 ITV 12.40am; 26.07.2000

Off-beat action comedy. A cat burglar is blackmailed into attempting a spectacular art heist from the Vatican.

Incidents involving

Firearms: 4

Violent Assaults: 9

Fire Raising/Explosions: 1

Knives etc: 2

 

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