15 March 2011
Coronation Street, then. At the moment Dennis Waterman's ex-wife is grilling Wendy Craig's screen son about a phantom woman while being watched by Leonard Rossiter's fictional secretary and fantasy squeeze.
Elsewhere, a Chinese girl is on the point of deportation back to a country her vocabulary and strong Home Counties accent suggests she has never visited before in her life, and so we're on to the prospect of a convenient marriage to save her.
A girl still in school uniform declares to her ginger boyfriend she wants a baby, and the ginger boyfriend, always held up as a sensible, switched on lad, agrees. His brother-in-law, brutal killer of at least one person and culpable in the demise of two others, stays unmentioned and unmissed in a clinic for the bewildered, which one assumes forms part of a long-term plan to prevent him from being convicted of murder at any point in the near future.
I love Coronation Street and always will. But boy is it struggling after the tram crash.