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Saturday, 23 May 2015

What Does it Take to Make it in Soaps?

 I throw my 2 pence worth into this article by Industry Careers Adviser; John Byrne in The Stage News 

(C) Tanya Vital Emmerdale

To see how far ‘soap opera’ has developed from its origins in 1930's American radio, where daily domestic dramas sold the detergents and other cleaning products to a very narrowly (and patronisingly) defined audience of ‘ordinary housewives’, one needs only to look at the four million to eight million viewers across a very wide demographic that an average episode of any of the top prime time UK soaps pulls in today...

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