Soaps just got serious. Last night’s multiple pile-up in Emmerdale was one of the most shocking soap stunts I have ever seen. And as for the whole Ashley story. That was a stunning script and John Middleton gave a most brilliant, subtle yet searingly honest portrayal of a man in the grip of dementia. I […]

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  I’ve been to hundreds of press launches during my career as a journalist, but have never seen anything quite like it. A sofa full of hardened hacks, reduced to blubbering heaps dabbing their eyes with serviettes, faux fur throws…anything they could lay their hands on. For a moment, it felt like a bereavement counselling support group, […]

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