Monday's Quote of the Day
"Continuing drama" - Bafta's euphemism for soap opera
The straight up British Soap Awards are fronted by Phil and Fern and sponsored by the Sun newspaper to celebrate what we all know as soap operas. The Bafta TV Awards, of course, are too posh to have a dirty word like "soap" among their aspirational awards. Holby City won the Continuing Drama title at last night's do, beating that other popular "continuing drama", EastEnders: "It's fantastic not being the bridesmaid," exclaimed Holby's executive producer, while acknowledging that the upmarket validation of a Bafta would make watching the weekly show "less of a guilty pleasure".