Reg Watson obituary

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Reg Watson obituary

 

Television producer behind the hit soap operas Crossroads and Neighbours. The Australian television manufacturer Reg Watson, who has died aged 93, was a pioneer of soap operas on each side of earth. He adopted a policy of glamour, escapism and entertaining when he ignored the critics who accused him of placing eccentric storylines, also started the daily serials Crossroads at Britain and Neighbours in his homeland. “It’s a form of play that 20 million audiences love and a couple of critics love to hate,” he said. “It serves a need in the area. It gives them some form of involvement in the lives of those individuals and they take the truth that it goes on top occasionally.” Continue reading…

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