by Matthew Smith on Friday, November 19, 2010
This is the text of a complaint letter I just submitted to the BBC regarding the ME storyline that is ongoing in Casualty, the BBC medical drama, which features an ME sufferer mentally abusing his wife (a nurse!) and we are told that he is to be shown abusing her physically as well. I thought this was a very unrealistic portrayal given that ME sufferers are far more likely to be victims of abuse than perpetrators.
You can find the BBC's complaint form here (please don't copy my letter, as it will make it look like an orchestrated complaint-bomb campaign):