You wouldn’t catch me watching East Enders, Coronation Street, Casualty or any of the other mindless drivel that falls into the genre known as ‘soap opera’. I suppose if people like it then good luck to them. I’m not into censorship, so if there is a market for such low brow entertainment so be it. Everybody knows that soap operas are crap; nobody really pretends that they are anything else. So, why then is there such earnestness and snobbery over The Archers?
Just because the Archers are on Radio 4 it doesn’t mean that it has any value and it is no reason to treat it with any reverence. So why is it that people who consider themselves to be intelligent ‘thinking’ people follow it avidly?
It is shite. It is boring. Wake up world. It’s a bloody ‘soap opera’ for goodness sake!