A sequence of films was shown within the space of a few days: The Untouchables, You Only Live Twice, Iron Eagle II, Bladerunner and X-Files. The first four were trailered in a promo broadcast on TV2 entitled The Boys are Back in Town. Complaint about the violence in one specific scene and, generally, the excessive violence in The Untouchables, and also the violence shown in the extracts included in the promo. A majority of the Authority upheld the complaint about the excessive violence in The Untouchables broadcast at 8.30pm and, unanimously, upheld the complaint about the promo. No order.
One Network News, Tonight. Item dealt with death of mother and included visuals of her funeral. Upheld (privacy). Upheld: majority (responsible programming). Subsumed (fairness, under privacy). Order ($2,500 costs to complainant)
One Network News, Holmes, Tonight: extracts from the film "Sacred Sex". Various complaints about the content of the extracts and when they were broadcast. Upheld (responsible programming, children's interests). Upheld (good taste and decency): action taken insufficient. Not upheld (balance, fairness, violence). Order (broadcast of summary of decision).
Advertisement for strepsils. Complaint that it made misleading claims. Upheld (responsible programming). Declined to determine (using research tests and surveys "in a manner which is misleading or receptive"). No order.
Advertisement for Southern Cross Medical Care Society about cancer. Complaint that the advertisement was misleading. Upheld (Standard 2 of the Advertising Code of Ethics, not to mislead). No order.
Holmes. Item on the findings of the Cartwright Report on cervical cancer. Upheld (accuracy, responsible programming). Order (broadcast of summary of decision).