Our beloved Philip Schofield has just hosted another raucous British Soap Awards and the usual best dressed / worst dressed nonsense has hit the headlines again. But the soaps do a lot more for us than generating gossip on the cobbles, leaving us hanging with duff-duffer moments and making us gasp for breath as something … Continue reading Soap fan and proud: Why TV soaps have a crucial role in education
This will probably go down like a lead balloon....and I will state right away that I am completely happy to be challenged on this - you might even change my mind...but here goes... I know that there has been upset regarding the Lisa Fowler storyline in EastEnders. Her character returned to the Square and within … Continue reading EastEnders: Is it wrong to portray somebody with mental illness talking to themselves?
I am not sitting here chanting and twirling meditation balls in the palm of my hand, but my god (whatever or whoever that may be), there was something a bit spiritual about this week. It pushed me to my limits, brought me closer to friends and family, made me look beyond myself and helped me … Continue reading The minds of survivors and reflections from a cat’s eye