This has been arough year for the soap opera. Brookside is dead. NIght and Day is dead, Crossroads has died - for a...

This has been arough year for the soap opera. Brookside is dead. NIght and Day is dead, Crossroads has died - for a second time. It's no wonder, perhaps, that Mal Young - as the BBC's controller of continuing drama, one of the most influential men in soap - is disturbed.

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