What time is the TV watershed UK?
Likewise, people ask, what time can you swear on TV?
The watershed means the time when TV programmes which might be unsuitable for children can be broadcast. When is it? The watershed begins at 9pm and material unsuitable for children should not, in general, be shown before 9pm or after 5.30am.
Additionally, why is it called a watershed? The area that drains into a single river is the watershed for that river. Watershed can also mean a ridge, like that formed by a chain of mountains, which sends water to two different rivers on either side. It's from this meaning that watershed came to mean a turning point or dividing line in social life.
Simply so, what time does Watershed end?
On free-to-air television, the watershed runs between 9:00pm and 5:30am. On premium channels, the watershed starts slightly earlier at 8:00pm and ends at 6:00am.
What is the 9 o'clock watershed?
The 9 0'clock watershed was originally put in place to protect children from potentially watching inappropriate content of TV programmes. Inclusion of explicit scenes of sex and violence, and the use of strong language is only broadcast after 9pm.