Decline in storylines
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.