On ya bikes

By Diana Wichtel In Television

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6th November, 2010
Some say if Shakespeare were alive now, he'd be writing for television. Well, perhaps Coronation Street. Many have suggested over the years that Ena Sharples and her two mates were partial to a bit of eye of newt with their milk stouts. Wild West drama Deadwood was much admired for the Bard-ish timbre of its epic swearing. And our own Outrageous Fortune has some fun using quotes as episode titles, although I'm not sure Shakespeare was foreseeing Pascalle's abortive idyll as a handbag magnate when he spoke of "The fatness of these pursy times." Now we have Sons ...

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