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.

Tameka Empson (Kim) will narrate “Writing For Walford,” a documentary focusing on how to write for TV dramas, such as “EastEnders.” It will air on BBC as part of the Learning Zone on May 31.

Considering his character is responsible for the death of Heather Trott, it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise to learn Joshua Pascoe, who plays Ben Mitchell, will be leaving the show later this year. He will reportedly film his final scenes this summer.

Spoiler alert: Michael continues to con Jean out of her savings and ups the ante by making everyone think she’s crazy when she tries to tell people what’s going on. Since she seems to be at the end of her rope, it might not be such a hard sell.

Coronation Street:
Spoiler alert: The people of Weatherfield celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee by dressing up as music icons from the past 60 years. Any guess as to who will dress up as Madonna, Beyonce, Tom Jones and Elvis Presley?

Backed into a corner, Tommy must confess to Tina about his shady dealings with Rick. Watch a preview of what goes down on Friday’s episode in the video, which might not be available in all areas.