How would she know?
How would she know?
That’s an excellent question, Joe.
I suspect she doesn’t want Fallon to think back and realise what Jolene brought into her marriage with Sid.
I think we’d all lather not do that.
Well, it is a soap…
Not a ‘continuing drama’ then, dear heart? It isn’t, but this could turn into one, I do realise.
It is a milled, artisan, olive oil soap replete with spiky bits of un-goat-digested chunks of plant if that helps at all. OK, not from southern European peasant country, but very much along dem lines. They look, we are told by the style people, stunning in a jar in the bathroom. That would be as a decoration, then, not for actual use.
Oh, gahhh. Find me an angel to pull all the feathers out of. I’ve got the ovengloves handy.
Wish I could find that blog that perfectly described the difference between the two - and why TA was (under SOC) crossing the line.
Not a cop out - well, not wholly - but it is too late for me tonight to get into the rounds and abouts of this one. But definitely to be continued. And no, until I wrote that I had no intention of taking the piss. See, there is a Bad One in my brain;-) After all, every soap was a ‘continuing drama’ once*.
*We take ‘except El Dorado’ as a given; similarly except Katie Price’, iyswim
Nor did I think you were. But that blog was excellent; basically, the difference is whether SLs are plot- or character-led. Soaps, as the name implies, were intended simply to keep people listening until the next commercial break - IIRC there was a stipulation that every episode had to feature some violent scene. Sound familiar?
And I have! (It’s what I was searching for when I happened upon the Family Law specialist’s blog elsethread). This is the relevant bit:
The difference between a soap and what is called in the trade “a continuing drama” is that soaps are event driven. They were, after all, invented for the purpose of selling soap powder and their purpose was to pique the listeners interest and hold it for a few minutes until the next commercial break. They had to be fast snappy and without any substance that required more than a moment’s thought. The instruction given to writers was that there should be at least [one] incidence of violence per episode. Continuing Drama has a longer scope. It is designed around a character or group of characters with the intention of keeping the listeners attention over weeks, months or years. The Archers belonged to this genre.