I watched the first episodes of Coronation Street in the early 1960's when Ena Sharples, Martha Longhurst and Minnie Caldwell ruled. I last watched it when Elsie Tanner died in the 70's (I think).
Tonight it still seems to be making an impact in the lives of the British public and has just won the battle of the soaps at the British Television Awards. I feel almost embarrassed that the world might see it all as a reflection of the shallowness of the people of our great nation.
Why do people (I was one of them for a few years in my youth) get so carried away and waste so much of their valuable time watching such dribble?
Anyway, the news that really took centre stage and warmed my heart today was of the late, late survival of the women and children of the Haiti disaster. I stand amazed by the humanity on show and the miracles that are happening as people are dragged out of rubble.
The real stars are easily identified...they are the ones not on stage.