I decided to watch a few of the UK soaps last night after seeing some clips. I was not interested in the soaps themselves, but in the cups that the 'actors' were holding. I noticed that they drink from empty cups and as a result there is no steam coming from the cups, no gulping of tea or coffee, and no liquid spill around the lip area. No doubt this is due to health and safety or these actors cannot be trusted to handle hot liquids.
I know, I know, my interest in the matter is sad. I have now got my life back on track!