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Break Point

IT’S WEDNESDAY. IT’S TEN PAST FIVE. It’s time for another boring kids drama on BBC1. After figuring out for yourself that it’s tennis-based, note that it pitted one working class oik whose dad though tennis was for poofs against one upper class minx whose parents think tennis was for Americans. Subsequent clay court chicanery educated both about tennis and, hey, themselves. STEPHEN YARDLEY played the shouty father.

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  1. Glenn A

    May 14, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    Working class kid was a bit street and uppity and didn’t get on with the upper middle class kids and the retired major at the Surrey tennis club, but makes it good and beats some typical stuck up kid at Junior Wimbledon and wins dad over. Hurrah, the end, no doubt street kid did the usual thing that British male tennis players did in those days and came last at every Wimbledon and retired early to teach tennis in Florida.

    Don’t think Stephen Yardley ever questioned the sexuality of the players( I think TVC is getting mixed up with Terry Collier’s rants about tennis), but he didn’t consider the sport to be a working class thing. Mind you, being working class myself and coming from Geordieland, my lack of interest in football and liking for tennis has been noted.

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