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'Young and the Restless' leads with 23 Daytime Emmy nominations

It can be said that the heyday of soap operas are behind us. Those days when the shows were actually sponsored by soap companies, hence the name.

'General Hospital' nabs 23 Daytime Emmy Award nominations

With the high expectations for the return of Katie Couric to Daytime TV and the non-cancellation of "General Hospital," The Daytime Emmy Awards were announced this morning (May 9).

Op-Ed: Law & Order UK - in fiction and in fact

London - The latest episode of this American TV series transplanted to Britain portrays detectives and lawyers in the zealous pursuit of the truth in order to rectify a miscarriage of justice. The truth is often very different.

Op-Ed: Adultery, crime and underage sex — More soap mayhem

Each of Britain's three leading soap operas currently has a teenage pregnancy storyline; 'Emmerdale' has more than a touch of adultery, while in 'EastEnders', the evil Yusef Khan continues to play Dr Jekyll in the surgery and Mr Hyde at home.

Op-Ed: Jihad in Albert Square — Moslems v 'Gays' in Eastenders

In 'Eastenders', an Islamic conspiracy has succeeded in breaking up the Square's odd 'couple'; in 'Emmerdale', the local vicar has an unpleasant 50th birthday present; while hearts are breaking in 'Coronation Street'.

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: More soap nonsense – heroes and villains, rape and prejudice

At one time, soap operas were considered low grade entertainment; nowadays they are used as vehicles for social enlightenment. (Note: This article contains show spoilers)

Op-Ed: Soap opera women never learn

Infidelity with a husband’s best friend, and a former spouse, a vicar’s wife lusting after a twice married chef – it could only happen in a soap opera. Or could it? Note: This article may contain spoilers of Coronation Street, Eastenders & Emmerdale

Op-Ed: More outrageous plots for Britain’s soaps

If you thought you’d seen it all with baby swaps, tram crashes, and madwomen drugging the local vicar after setting fire to his church, think again.

Op-Ed: Britain’s soap operas, stranger than fiction - almost

The storylines of Britain’s soap operas have grown increasingly outrageous over the past few years, but the real life misadventures of some of our soap stars put them to shame.

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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