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    I read today that Neighbours is returning to TV screens. I'm reliably informed that it's not an act of revenge for Coronation St or Midsomer Murders but, rather, an attempt to drag revenue from an, apparently, addicted audience. I'm told there are Australians who watch it but I'm pretty sure they're all in Melbourne.
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    Thank you. But I have to confess that I have not watched any of it.
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    Nor have I and from all reports we should keep it that way! But I read that 1m Brits watch it daily.
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    Some of the old dears who drank in my Dads pub in Gwabegar used to quickly down their last sherry and hurry home to watch "Home and Away"

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    Please tell me that one's not popular in Britain!

    Okay, I checked, it is! Yikes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JayInOz View Post
    Some of the old dears who drank in my Dads pub in Gwabegar used to quickly down their last sherry and hurry home to watch "Home and Away"
    Ah yes, the show where they can't even go on a picnic without someone falling over a cliff.
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    Never seen it. But I'm told that it kept the industry and a lot of actors in crisps and beer for a very long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Please tell me that one's not popular in Britain!

    Okay, I checked, it is! Yikes!
    A lot of us Brits lurrrve us sone soaps.
    Medical soaps, community soaps, even low budget soaps where the walls of the set wobbled.

    The upside was spoof comedy like Acorn Antiques written by National Treasure Victoria Wood, with a top flight cast..
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    I've only seen neighbours a couple of times when visiting someone else's home.. I think Bouncer the dog was the best actor..
    Just an amateur bodging away..

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    Think I read that the only reason it lasted so long, was that it was popular in UK (cringe..)
    The bit I liked was the theme song, about everbody being 'good friends' When it was all about personal conflicts at any opportunity. ( My other half did watch it occasionally, so I caught the odd bit before fleeing..)

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    I have managed to avoid all the brit soaps pretty much. Used to watch some soaps with my grandmother but they were not brit although they left something to be desired in the quality department.

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    Have seen em back in the 80's or so . Its worth remembering that they're a feeder and some very good actors have started there, gone on to greater things.
    Guy Pierce for example , or Margot Robbie. Or our local series in NZ, Shortland street. Martin Csokas played a real goober on that series in the 90's.. possibly one of the best bad guy actors you'll see.

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    Dunno about British soaps, but I used to enjoy watching "Last of the Summer Wine". As far as I know all the regular actors in it have since died. https://www.google.com/search?q=last...id:etTfkky5crk JayInOz

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    Everyone in Britain has listened to the world’s longest running soap opera:

    https://youtu.be/wNEawM6vZf4

    And everyone in Britain has listened to this, which really is a National Treasure:

    https://youtu.be/dFdas-kMF74
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