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Melvyn Bragg: Time To End Mockery And Cliche In Depictions Of Working Class

Posted at 6:11AM Tuesday 10 Jun 2014

Stop mocking the working class, the veteran arts presenter and novelist Lord Bragg has urged writers and television producers.

"I'm not a fan of the working class being mocked, including by some of our famous writers ... even by those who came from it," he said, in an interview with the Radio Times. "All this 'it's grim oop north' sort of stuff. Well, it was a joke once, but we've got to the stage where the working class has been turned into a cliche and it deserves a lot better."

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