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Coronation Street copycat killer sentenced to life in jail

Nottingham - The teen, obsessed with soap opera violence, will not be eligible for release until he has served 16 years after following a plotline from Coronation Street and brutally killing his mother with a hammer.

Op-Ed: Dying dogs, false abuse claims, and bucolic adultery in soapland

The unreal world of Britain's leading soap operas is calm at the moment, apart from a spot of adultery or three, a convicted murderess released on bail, and a dog whose vet bills bankrupt its owner before it is put to sleep.

Op-Ed: Sex and murder before the watershed - more soap mayhem

It has been a difficult week in Britain's major soaps between lust in the garage, the final call for the tragic John Stape, and the machinations of the evil Dr Khan, but more is yet to come.

Op-Ed: Gay Lib v Islam; John Stape returns — more soap mayhem

A wronged woman tries to lure her ex-husband away from his homosexual lover, and a triple killer returns to save his wife from paying for his crimes. Welcome to Britain's soap opera madhouse.

Op-Ed: Soap mayhem — murder in the afternoon and 'gay' Moslem dads

A CSI investigates a murder he himself committed, a rapist works his ticket, and a homosexual Moslem gets the shock of his life when his ex-wife presents him with a daughter.

Op-Ed: Coronation Street — From kitchen sink to Greek tragedy

A follow up article to last month's "The wild plots of British soap operas" concluding the tragic tale of former schoolteacher John Stape.

The wild plots of British soap operas

An irreverant look at the increasingly outlandish plots of Britain's soap operas in the wake of the British Soap Awards, 2011.

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