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Neighbours' Mrs Mangel dies, aged 92

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I hated her. But her character was designed to be hated. Bit like that prudy character that was in Emmerdale

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I haven't watched it for a similar amount of time. it got too sanitised as well as too Teen. All the storylines were loke some Christian Moral lecture and everything was squeaky clean. Even the soil in the gardens was washed and polished

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I remember watching it when characters like Annalise (sp?) and Flick (Holly Valance) were in it :hubba:

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I'm old enough to remember gettign the hots over the famous Daphne living room exercise scene. I think Des nearly came in his pants as well

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The squeeky clean thing was what was great imo. All the other soaps just regurgitate the same morbid storylines. I used to watch neighbours for its escapism. And the reason i stopped watching is because it became like all the other soaps ie shit and predictably depressing.
Even the Grundy Prisoner, set in a prison started pff as escapism type drama but kept it when it added storylines that were gripping but depressing.



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I don't watch any soaps now. Except maybe once every 4 or 5 months when I'm bored shitless :)

When I do put one it'w amazing how quickly you knw all the characters and their relationships. Script is cleverly designed to hook you in

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RIP Vivean Gray :(: Shirley Stelfox' character Edna Birch in Emmerdale reminded me of her character Mrs Mangel in Neighbours and she died recently. Two fine character actresses.



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Morph wrote:I haven't watched Neighbours for over 20 years now, I stopped watching circa 1992 when it suddenly morphed into a teenage soap and characters like Todd Landers, Debbie Martin, Brad Willis and the Alessi brothers were central to a lot of storylines.

From what I have read on Digital Spy and in soap magazines, Neighbours has since returned to its traditional roots of families and squabbles.


God that's a blast from the past all they names! I too stopped watching around 1993/4 is, or sooner as even though I was a teen back then I new the storyline were shit, and remember Phoebe someone was pregnant and kidnapped for what seed to be weeks, just dragged on and on!

Started watchng home and away in the early days but couldn't stand it for any length of time!



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