First it was kids TV. Then it was boybands. Now it’s violent crime.
I was watching Richard and Judy the other day (or at least my girlfriend was. Richard and Judy are her fantasy parents. Although Richard's just a step-dad. She's very specific about that) and they were hosting a phone-in on mugging. At one point Richard said - and I'm quoting here: "In my day, nobody carried knives. They just roughed you up a bit and took your wallet."
Incredible. There was, apparently, a golden age of mugging. A gentler, less complicated age, when mindless thugs would only beat the living shit out of you before they stole everything you owned.
Bring back flogging, I say. Oh, and 5ive. I quite liked them.