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Extended coverage.

Americans aren’t the only ones with good soapy drama. has listened to our readers from across the pond who’ve written in to request we keep tabs on a few British and Australian soap operas. Take a look at what’s to come on a few dramas from other parts of the world.

This week on Emmerdale, a British soap centering around a family farm and surrounding villages, Eric and Amy are confused by Val’s happy disposition as the adoption nears, Rodney is questioned by the police, Bob worries about Hazel moving away, Lisa throws Zak a 60th birthday party (that he might not like) and Gennie asks Nikhi to move in with her.

In casting news, look for Sophie Powles to exit the role of Holly Barton this summer. Also, keep an eye out for “Emmerdale’s” Matthew Wolfenden (David), who is currently competing on the British reality TV show “Dancing on Ice.”

Coming up on Neighbours, an Australian soap opera focusing on inter-generational stories of family, romance and domestic issues on Ramsay Street, Sophie will go through a rebellious phase when she meets her new love interest, the mysterious Corey, played by newcomer Toby Wallace. Also, Rhys tries to romantically distract a new surgical intern, played by Elise Jansen, so she’ll get kicked out of Erinsborough Hospital’s surgery program and he can take her place.

Get to know Gemma Pranita, who plays Jade Mitchell, by reading a recent Neighbours interview. When asked what her greatest extravagance was, she replied, “Flowers. Before I joined ‘Neighbours,’ I was working in a bar, living dollar to dollar. When I first started getting a regular salary, I decided that every week I was going to have fresh flowers in my home. There is a beautiful florist up the road and they’re bloody expensive but they last the whole week and I love walking in, and there they are.”