Eastenders have done something revolutionary, and no one’s talking about it
Or: Dean Wicks may be the most important character in soap opera history
TW: Rape, rape apologists, rape survivors, eating disorders
I need to talk about EastEnders
Just over six weeks ago, Lee Carter was pushed to the very edge. Under enormous pressure at home and work, struggling with debt and various other personal issues, Lee wrote a short note and stood on a wall, ready to end his life. It was a genuinely brilliant episode, with Danny-Boy Hatchard…
On 13 September, 2002, 31-year-old Jason Padgett, a furniture salesman from Washington, was beaten and mugged by two men after leaving a karaoke bar. He survived the vicious attack, but was left unconscious, and sustained a severe concussion…
Surprise surprise, our national generating capacity is a little shy of what it should be. This winter even with contingency plans activated, we will only be producing 6% more electricity than we consume. That’s not a great margin for error. Three years ago the figure was 17%.