REACTION: What are your thoughts on The Moorside?


The drama screened on BBC1 last night about the controversial case of Shannon Matthews appears to have had a mixed reaction from viewers.

While some have praised the Beeb’s attempts to tastefully cover the hoax kidnapping that put Dewsbury in the spotlight in 2008, others were not so kind.

The family of Shannon Matthews recently hit out at the two-part production, saying it was needlessly dredging up the past.

However, it was mixed bag on social media during the airing of the programme and after.

Some praised the actors’ performances and how the community spirit of Dewsbury Moor shone through, while others were unhappy with the portrayal, including the accents, lifestyles and representation of those on the estate.

What are your thoughts?