Soap Operas

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Analysis & discussion of all things soap opera

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EastEnders’ wildest family return: a quick guide to the Slaters Kat Slater, Soap, Actors, Blazer, Big, Fashion, Moda, La Mode, Blazers

EastEnders’ wildest family return: a quick guide to the Slaters

Big Mo, Jean and Kat are on their way back for to Walford, despite reports of the latter’s demise in an accident with a boat propeller. Here’s a reminder of what to expect

You Rang, M'Lord / Why do Hungarians love this dodgy old British sitcom? British Sitcoms, 30th Anniversary, The Guardian, Peplum Dress, Lord, Memories, Celebrities, Fashion, Memoirs

You Rang, M'Lord: why do Hungarians love this dodgy old British sitcom?

The Upstairs Downstairs spoof has been forgotten in Britain. But in Hungary, kids still name their pets after the cast. Our writer travels to Budapest for the lavish 30th anniversary celebrations

Sun, sea and subtitles - how Eldorado became TV's biggest flop Bbc One, Beach Bum, Tvs, Opera, Soap, Opera House, Soaps

Sun, sea and subtitles - how Eldorado became TV's biggest flop

It was made in a rush in the stifling Spanish heat, the cast included a passing teenage beach bum – and it costa packet. Eldorado was meant to be the new EastEnders – but 25 years since it was axed, it’s still a byword for disaster

Where to get your soapy fix when Eastenders is off air Making A Murderer, Holby City, Family Deal, Rent In London, Go Off, Orange Is The New, Great British, The Real World, Big Bang Theory

Where to get your soapy fix when Eastenders if off air

Where to get your soapy fix when Eastenders is off air

Neighbours' first trans character might not change the world, but she could change lives Allison Gallagher Brandon Teena, Uk Arms, Trans Activists, Trans Man, Lesbians Kissing, Change The World, Pretty Cool, New Friends, Opera

Neighbours' first trans character might not change the world, but she could change lives | Allison Gallagher

As politicians and publications continue to target young trans people, representation on a show like Neighbours matters

Coronation Street signs product placement deals with Co-op and Costa: Part of ITV’s new Weatherfield set, branding will be on bags, cups, posters and storefronts Coronation Street, Street Signs, Store Fronts, The Guardian, Costa, Cups, Soap, Branding, Posters

Coronation Street signs product placement deals with Co-op and Costa

Part of ITV’s new Weatherfield set, branding will be on bags, cups, posters and storefronts

Baby swaps and incestuous siblings: the most hated soap storylines ever Coronation Street, The Guardian, Siblings, Fans, Soap, Soaps

Baby swaps and incestuous siblings: the most hated soap storylines ever

Fans of Coronation Street are complaining that the story about jack-of-all-crimes Pat Phelan is dragging on too long – but it is only one of many plotlines to wind up soap viewers

Former Coronation Street star opens I Love Zero in Pocklington | York Press Coronation Street Actors, Martin S, It Takes Two, Then And Now, Zero, Product Launch, Soap, T Shirts For Women, My Love

Former Corrie star sets up green zero waste shop

A FORMER Coronation Street actor-turned teacher has now joined the fight against plastics by launching a zero waste shop.

Soap opera could be unlikely form of birth control in Uganda | Global development | The Guardian Forms Of Birth Control, Education Policy, Controversial Topics, Civil Society, African Countries, Almost Always, New Shows, The Guardian, Female Characters

Soap opera could be unlikely form of birth control in Uganda

An NGO has recut and overdubbed a Venezuelan telenovela to raise awareness of sexual health

Bouncer's dream and gorillagrams: an oral history of Neighbours – the world's silliest, sunniest show Paul Robinson, Ian Smith, Oral History, Bouncers, Social Activities, Kylie Minogue, My Character, Action Movies, The Guardian

Bouncer's dream and gorillagrams: an oral history of Neighbours – the world's silliest, sunniest show

As the Australian soap reaches 35 years old, the cast and programme makers talk about the outlandish storylines, the phenomenal success and the show’s agenda of social activism

In an age of streaming giants, soaps are holding their own. As Coronation Street and EastEnders celebrate milestones, we meet the superfans who live and breathe their shows Coronation Street Actors, Carla Connor, Jack Thompson, Theme Tunes, Hollyoaks, Tv Soap, Get Shot, The A Team

Who needs Netflix when you've got Corrie? Meet the soaperfans!

In an age of streaming giants, soaps are holding their own. As Coronation Street and EastEnders celebrate milestones, we meet the superfans who live and breathe their shows

Soap opera could be unlikely form of birth control in Uganda An NGO has recut and overdubbed a Venezuelan telenovela to raise awareness of sexual health Forms Of Birth Control, Education Policy, Controversial Topics, Civil Society, African Countries, Almost Always, New Shows, The Guardian, Female Characters

Soap opera could be unlikely form of birth control in Uganda

An NGO has recut and overdubbed a Venezuelan telenovela to raise awareness of sexual health

'Have I got your bra on?': the women making EastEnders great again From drugs, affairs and vengeance to Bianca and Kat’s wild night out, gutsy women – on and off screen – are bringing the soap back to its glory days Hannah Verdier Wed 18 September 2019 Peggy Mitchell, Kat Slater, Samantha Womack, Kellie Bright, Tamzin Outhwaite, Queen Vic, Linda Carter, Female Friendship

'Have I got your bra on?': the women making EastEnders great again

From drugs, affairs and vengeance to Bianca and Kat’s wild night out, gutsy women – on and off screen – are bringing the soap back to its glory days

Dirty Den: how the EastEnders bad boy became the biggest soap star of them all Leslie Grantham’s Fagin-like portrayal of the Queen Vic landlord brought him immense fame, but his career was undone by scandal Queen Vic, Soap Stars, Coronation Street, Iconic Characters, Always And Forever, Being A Landlord, The Guardian, Bad Boys, Nostalgia

Dirty Den: how Eastenders' bad boy became the biggest soap star of them all

Leslie Grantham’s Fagin-like portrayal of the Queen Vic landlord brought him immense fame, but his career was undone by scandal

Soaps have always led important and difficult conversations. It’s time to appreciate them for what they are, says Emily Baker – sensitive, clever and, most importantly, relatable Shayne Ward, First Person Writing, Mental Health Charities, Miss Us, Keep Talking, Difficult Conversations, Bbc Radio 1, Coronation Street, Thoughts And Feelings

Don’t dismiss soaps – often, they tell the most important stories: Soaps have always led important and difficult conversations. It’s time to appreciate them for what they are, says Emily Baker – sensitive, clever and, most importantly, relatable