Posted: 30/09/2013 at 09:47
I had a great grandmother on my mothers side , who was orphaned and then went into service in a big house, as a ladies maid to a duchess. On the other side , my great grandfather was orphaned at the age of eight, didn't go down the mines as expected, started selling pots door to door, and eventually ended up with a 7 bedroom house, 12 kids, and a live in maid. (and a stained glass window to his memory in the methodist chapel next door) Its history. It makes no difference to who I am now. We are all self made men or women. These days class seems to depend on how much money you have. Rich people become poor, and poor people can become rich.
Any television fiction that you don't like, just hit the off button.