The dubious plot of cot death and stolen child in East Enders has caused a lot more controversy than I think the BBC expected. In the last few years this soap has had arson, alcohol abuse deaths, crack addiction and a catalogue of misery, but this one where Ronnie Mitchell played well by Samantha Womack, sneaks into the pub to steal the Moon’s baby and leave her own dead newborn baby. In the first few days the BBC had received more than 3,000 complaints.

Admitted the programme makers enlisted the advice of the Foundation of Studies for Infant Death but this organisation were quick to point out that they had no involvement in the baby-swap plotline.