De­cline in sto­ry­lines

The TV Guide - - MR TELLY -

Oh dearie me, it seems we have trod­den on a few toes (Mr Telly, March 8). But I am happy that some of the cor­re­spon­dents, those who are so of­fended by my let­ter, agree there has clearly been a de­cline in the sto­ry­lines of Coro­na­tion Street over the past cou­ple of decades. Coro­na­tion Street started as a pop­u­lar and en­ter­tain­ing pro­gramme about the daily highs and lows, loves and losses of good, hon­est work­ing-class peo­ple, some­thing most of the view­ers could re­late to then. It is no longer that. I agree also with Les­ley Scott that a skil­fully writ­ten love scene is a joy to watch but the scene of my com­plaint one could hardly call skil­fully writ­ten. Other per­sonal and child­ish re­marks about me are not wor­thy of com­ment but what is bla­tantly clear in those replies, that Mr Telly de­voted a whole page to, is that it is all about them­selves – not a thought for the feel­ings of oth­ers who have dif­fer­ent opin­ions and life­styles. I am not reli­gious but I do have re­spect and con­cern for all those I share this planet with.

GJ (Tau­ranga)

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