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Last Updated: Tuesday May 13 2008 10:04 GMT

Soap told off for burial scenes

Tanya Branning (Jo Joyner) and Max Branning (Jake Wood)

Soap bosses have been told that a controversial storyline in EastEnders was out of order.

The BBC had loads of complaints about the episodes where character Max Branning was buried alive in a coffin by his wife Tanya.

The BBC's complaint unit looked into it and decided that although there wasn't actual violence, the scenes were too scary for younger viewers.

The EastEnders team have been told to remember this for future storylines.


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The two episodes were broadcast on Good Friday and Easter Monday.

Max survived his ordeal when his wife, Tanya, who had plotted the burial, went back to dig him up.