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Old 08-05-2006, 12:08 AM   #11
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You're right it was later, but that was him.
shooooooot! I was going to say "Ricardo Montalban!" but he was the guy with the "fine Corinthian leather," wasn't he?
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Old 08-05-2006, 01:54 AM   #12
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I loved a soapie in Italy ( but made in Argentina I think...so was dubbed) called ' La Donna del Mistero'
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You know Lynan i think they still have reruns of it on!
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Old 08-05-2006, 08:40 AM   #14
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I can't talk for European sooaps,but our British ones are way less glamourous than US ones... We have Eastenders, set in a fictious East End London borough (think Cockney), Coronation Street which is started in the late 50s and is still going strong, set in a fictious town near Manchester, full of gritty northerners (not!) and Emmerdale - an account of Yorkshire farming folk. In Scotland there is River City, set in Glasgow and we used to have Take the High Road, set in a farming community beside a loch...

We don't see any of the US soaps, ie continuous drama as they like to call them nowadays... Well, they may be on cable, but I've never gone looking for them, so I cannot state absolutely that we don't have them!
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Ish Dont forget Holly oaks
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Old 08-05-2006, 03:10 PM   #16
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Oh dear.... Is this where I admit to never having seen the programme?!!!
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Old 08-05-2006, 03:57 PM   #17
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When was it that the last network radio soap opera went off the air?

There were only how many commercials on Love of Life in 1951...how many? Where were those commercials placed during the show? Today, actual soap time runs how many out of an hour show?
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Old 08-05-2006, 04:43 PM   #18
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I can't talk for European sooaps,but our British ones are way less glamourous than US ones... We have Eastenders, set in a fictious East End London borough (think Cockney), Coronation Street which is started in the late 50s and is still going strong, set in a fictious town near Manchester, full of gritty northerners (not!) and Emmerdale - an account of Yorkshire farming folk. In Scotland there is River City, set in Glasgow and we used to have Take the High Road, set in a farming community beside a loch...

We don't see any of the US soaps, ie continuous drama as they like to call them nowadays... Well, they may be on cable, but I've never gone looking for them, so I cannot state absolutely that we don't have them!
Coronation Street is my favorite soap! American soaps are so unrealistic, and everyone is always dressed up and in full makeup even if they are not working I pick up Coronation Street through a canadian channel (CBC).
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amber you can also catch it on bbc world or any bbc channel with i lived in canada we watched it on PBS and BBC
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When was it that the last network radio soap opera went off the air?

There were only how many commercials on Love of Life in 1951...how many? Where were those commercials placed during the show? Today, actual soap time runs how many out of an hour show?
Love of Life and Search for Tomorrow both went off the air in 1980

Originally commercials were shown before and after the soap (Love of Life), then in 1960's they alloted one commercial half way through the soap.

I dont know the answer to your third question, on how many commercials are run out of an hour show, but probably at least 20 minutes worth if not more.
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