An Ode to the Soap Opera: how the soapies have brought about social change

By Alex Howlett Considering how prosaic soapies can seem, their influence is surprisingly widespread. Let’s start with a classic scene: vengeful ex returns and woman gets whacked over the head with a heavy object resulting in death. I was just flicking through The Gentlewoman, of all places, (bought for the interview with Zadie Smith), and came across an article…