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    Soap Scoop: UK/Australia Edition.

    Tuesday, July 31 2012


    Wrong choice on Hollyoaks. (Lime Pictures)
    Extended coverage.

    Since Americans aren't the only ones with good soapy drama, Soaps.com has listened to our readers from across the pond who have requested we keep tabs on a few British and Australian soap operas. Take a look at what's going on with dramas from other parts of the world.

    EastEnders:
    Spoiler alert: Shirley plans to rappel down the Queen Vic in order to raise money for George's trust fund, but she gets cold feet. Luckily for her, her equipment doesn’t arrive and she's off the hook. Phil steps in though and urges her to face her fear of heights by bringing her to the roof. As he supports her to the top, Shirley realizes her deep feelings for him and pops the question. Looks like he says yes, but will Sharon's impending return ruin their happiness?

    Coronation Street:
    Spoiler alert: Tina sees suspicious marks on Tyrone's body on Friday's episode. He doesn’t want to talk about it and covers up, as Kirsty arrives. Watch what happens next in the video that might not be available in all areas.



    Later, Tyrone learns Kirsty bailed on her appointment to address her anger issues with Dr. Carter and confronts his abusive partner. As expected, Kirsty gets upset and lashes out at him. When she grabs him, Tyrone shoves her away, causing her to fall and hit her head. Deirdre enters the scene and assumes Tyrone is the abuser.

    Lloyd Mullaney is about to discover he has a daughter he didn't know about. Look for new cook Mandy, who is Lloyd's ex, to reveal the shocker about their daughter Jenna, who is working at the hospital.

    Emmerdale:
    Spoiler alert: Marlon won't stand for Paddy and Rhona moving to New Zealand with his son Leo. In an attempt to derail their plans, he applies for a court order to keep Leo in town. It comes through just as Paddy and Rhona's wedding day arrives. Will he give the happy couple some bad news as a wedding present?

    On Thursday's episode, David confesses to Priya that his wedding to Alicia was a ruse, but that Alicia was really in love with him. Will she keep the secret? Check out a clip from the episode, which might not be available in all areas.




    Hollyoaks:
    Barry Sloane (ex-Niall) has been cast as a man with ties to Emily on the ABC soapy drama "Revenge."

    Spoiler alert: After Amy breaks up with Ally she decides the best rebound is to try and make out with Ste. Since he's gay, he pushes her away, which leaves her humiliated. In the aftermath, she decides to make some changes and tells everyone she's leaving town.

    Meanwhile, Ste's boyfriend's parents arrive. However, they don't know their son Doug is gay. Doug turns to Leanne for help breaking the news to his folks, but things take a strange turn when Leanne declares she is Doug's girlfriend and she's pregnant. Can't imagine Ste will be happy to hear the news.

    Home and Away:
    The Australian soap is on summer break and will return with new episodes in September.

    Spoiler alert: Casey is about to learn firsthand that Brax has been right about their father Danny all along. The younger Braxton has been staying close to Danny in order to keep an eye on him, but things take a dangerous turn when his father backhands him. Is this the start of worse things to come?

    As Romeo tries to get his estranged wife Indi back, he learns she's involved with someone new. How will he react to discovering he must battle Liam for Indi's affections?

    Neighbours:
    Spoiler alert: Feeling guilty, Kyle decides to confess to Jade about his kiss with Kate. Before he can get to his ladylove though, Kate spills all. Jade urges Kate not to blame Kyle, but it doesn't look like that's gonna happen.

    Sophie, Andrew, Tash, Chris, Summer and Ed are involved in an upcoming car crash. Will they all survive? Watch the promo, which might not be available in all areas, for more.



    Are you keeping up with these shows? Tempted to start watching? Feel free to discuss them below. For more television scoop, read Soaps.com's Primetime Dish.



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    - Lori Wilson


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