Soap opera

  1. Video content

    Video caption: Coronation Street in numbers, as the famous soap turns 60

    As the world's longest running soap turns 60, Coronation Street's longest inhabitants remember life on the cobbles.

  2. Religion and Soap Operas

    Video content

    Video caption: Ernie Rea explores the place and nature of faith in today's world.

    Ernie Rea and guests explore the place and nature of faith in today's world this week through the role of religion in soap operas.

  3. Video content

    Video caption: Hollyoaks at 25: ‘It’s like we’re a big family’

    Hollyoaks at 25: Nick Pickard and Ruby O’Donnell on the ‘big soap family’

  4. Hollyoaks at 25: ‘It’s like we’re a big family’

    Video content

    Video caption: Hollyoaks at 25: ‘It’s like we’re a big family’

    Hollyoaks at 25: Nick Pickard and Ruby O’Donnell on the ‘big soap family’

  5. Walford's Jim Carrey

    Video content

    Video caption: Stacey finds out why Scott Maslen has been dubbed the 'Cockney Jim Carrey'

    In this unseen compilation of moments, we find out why the EastEnders cast have labelled Scott Maslen (who plays Jack Branning) the ‘Cockney Jim Carrey’.

  6. Gossip from the Square

    Video content

    Video caption: Kellie Bright, Natalie Cassidy and Gillian Taylforth reveal more behind the scenes gossip.

    Kellie Bright recalls an embarrassing moment whilst filming, Natalie Cassidy tells the story behind Sonia's birth scenes, and Gillian Taylforth reveals her nickname on set.

  7. Lacey's First Scenes

    Video content

    Video caption: Lacey Turner recalls a very stressful first day on set and a dreaded sandwich filling.

    Lacey Turner (who plays Stacey) recalls her first day on set, which involved a long monologue and a dreaded sandwich filling, and the time her real-life Nan turned up for filming.

  8. Joining the Slaters

    Video content

    Video caption: Lacey Turner recalls her original EastEnders audition for a very different part to Stacey.

    Lacey Turner (who plays Stacey Slater) recalls her original EastEnders audition and why becoming part of the Slater family was truly a dream come true.

  9. The Origins of Sonia's Trumpet

    Video content

    Video caption: Natalie Cassidy recalls the first time she picked up Sonia's now infamous trumpet.

    Natalie Cassidy - who plays Sonia - recalls being cast in the show and revisits an early scene featuring Sonia's now infamous trumpet.

  10. Video content

    Video caption: Filming resumes on Scottish soap River City

    After a five-month hiatus filming has resumed on soap River City, with a few changes to how things work on set.

  11. Video content

    Video caption: Coronation Street filming resumes after 11 weeks in lockdown

    Filming, with special measures in place, has resumed on Coronation Street, 11 weeks after it was stopped because of the coronavirus pandemic.