CHANNEL 4's Hollyoaks has been named TV's most violent soap, with threatening scenes occurring five times more regularly than in EastEnders, according to media regulator Ofcom.

The programme, aimed at teens and young adults, has seen the number of violent scenes increase considerably. Hollyoaks has risen from 2.1 violent scenes per hour in 2001/2 to 11.5 scenes per hour last year.