Dire straits 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’ve 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.

Coronation Street:
Davy Jones, who played Ena Sharples’ grandson Colin Lomax on “Coronation Street” in 1961, died on February 29 of a heart attack at the age of 65.

Spoiler alert:
When both women look guilty for the crime, Carla and Michelle take matters into their own hands when they decide to destroy important evidence in Frank’s murder.

Stella accuses her staff at Rovers Return of stealing from her, when it fact, her partner Karl turns out to be the culprit. Only slightly embarrassing.

Spoiler alert: Phil will get a BBC Red Button episode, which will go inside prison with him. Viewers will watch as things get dicey for Phil, while he shows a new prisoner the ropes. The special episode will air on March 12 immediately after the soap’s regular episode.

Max accompanies Tanya when she goes to the hospital for an MRI. As she wonders if he would stick by her upon getting bad news, he gets a flirtatious message from Roxy. Who will he choose?


Danny Miller filmed his last scenes as Aaron Livesy on March 2, with his final episode to air on April 5. His exit, reportedly to take place at an airport, is being kept under wraps, but keeping tissues handy might be a good idea.