Friday, September 19, 2003

TV as moral lecturer

As if Eastenders and other UK soaps didn't have enough politically-correct storylines, now BUPA wants scriptwriters to stop characters from smoking so much, and get them to eat better, too. The whole point about British soaps is that they are supposed to be realistic. Sixty-year olds don't eat five portions of fruit and veg, quit smoking and indulge in 30 minutes moderately vigorous exercise. But watch this space. This is public service television, after all.

BBC NEWS | Health | Soaps accused of unhealthy habits


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