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I was thinking it would be interesting to have a list of all television soap operas currently still in production worldwide.

 

Australia: Neighbours (1985-), Home and Away (1988-)

Belgium: Familie (Family, 1991-), Thuis (At Home, 1995-)

Czech Republic: Ulice (Street, 2005-)

England: Coronation Street (1960-), Emmerdale (1972-), EastEnders (1985-), Hollyoaks (1995-), Doctors (2000-)

Finland: Salatut elämät (Concealed Lives, 1999-)

France: Plus Belle la Vie (2004-), Demain nous appartient (Tomorrow is Ours, 2017-)

Germany: Gute Zeiten Schlechte Zeiten (1992-), Unter Uns (1994-), Sturm der Liebe (Storm of Love, 2005-), Rote Rosen (Red Roses, 2006-), Alles was Zählt (2006-)

Hungary: Barátok közt (Among Friends, 1998-)

India: Abhishekam (2008-), Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai (What is this relationship called?, 2009-)

Ireland: Fair City

Italy: Un posto al sole (A Place in the Sun, 1996-)

Netherlands: Goede tijden, slechte tijden (1990-)

New Zealand: Shortland Street (1992-)

Nigeria: Tinsel (2008-)

Poland: Klan (Clan, 1997-), Barwy szczęścia (Colors of Happiness, 2007-)

South Africa: Generations (1994-), 7de Laan (Seventh Avenue, 2000-), Scandal (2005-)

Spain: Acacias 38 (2015-), Servir y proteger (Serve and protect, 2017-)

USA: General Hospital (1963-), Days of Our Lives (1965-), Young & the Restless (1973-), Bold & the Beautiful (1987-)

Wales: Pobol y Cwm (People of the valley, 1974-)

 

All soaps from oldest to newest:

 

01 Coronation Street (1960-) [UK]
02 General Hospital (1963-) [USA]
03 Days of Our Lives (1965-) [USA]
04 Emmerdale (1972-) [UK]
05 Young & the Restless (1973-) [USA]

06 Pobol y Cwm (People of the Valley, 1974-) [Wales]
07 EastEnders (1985-) [UK]
08 Neighbours (1985-) [Aus]
09 Bold & the Beautiful (1987-) [USA]
10 Home and Away (1988-) [Aus]

11 Fair City (1989-) [Ireland]
12 Goede tijden, slechte tijden (1990-) [Netherlands]
13 Familie (Family, 1991-) [Belgium]
14 Gute Zeiten Schlechte Zeiten (1992-) [Germany]
15 Shortland Street (1992-) [New Zealand]
16 Unter Uns (1994-) [Germany]
17 Generations (1994-) [South Africa]
18 Thuis (At Home, 1995-) [Belgium]
19 Hollyoaks (1995-) [UK]
20 Un posto al sole (A Place in the Sun, 1996-) [Italy]
21 Klan (Clan, 1997-) [Poland]
22 Barátok közt (Among Friends, 1998-) [Hungary]
23 Salatut elämät (Concealed Lives, 1999-) [Finland]
24 7de Laan (Seventh Avenue, 2000-) [South Africa]
25 Doctors (2000-) [UK]
26 Plus Belle la Vie (2004-) [France]
27 Ulice (Street, 2005-) [Czech]
28 Sturm der Liebe (Storm of Love, 2005-) [Germany]
29 Scandal (2005-) [South Africa]
30 Rote Rosen (Red Roses, 2006-) [Germany]
31 Alles was Zählt (2006-) [Germany]
32 Barwy szczęścia (Colors of Happiness, 2007-) [Poland]
33 Abhishekam (2008-) [India]
34 Tinsel (2008-) [Nigeria]
35 Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai (What is this relationship called?, 2009-) [india]
36 Acacias 38 (2015-) [Spain]
37 Demain nous appartient (Tomorrow is Ours, 2017-) [France]
38 Servir y proteger (Serve and protect, 2017-) [Spain]

 

Not sure whether there are soaps in Asian countries, the Middle East or Russia.

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There are two other daily soaps in France : « Demain nous appartient » (tomorrow belongs to us - 2017-present), And « un si grand soleil » (such a big sun - 2018-présent).

 

There are many soaps in South Africa. i tried watching « generations » years ago.

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2 hours ago, FrenchFan said:

There are two other daily soaps in France : « Demain nous appartient » (tomorrow belongs to us - 2017-present), And « un si grand soleil » (such a big sun - 2018-présent).

 

Thanks! There must be soaps in other countries right?? Some more:

 

India: Abhishekam (2008-), Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai (What is this relationship called?, 2009-)

 

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For Germany, you could also add "Sturm der Liebe" (Storm of Love, 2005-present) and "Rote Rosen" (Red Roses, 2006-present). They are officially labelled as telenovelas, but they air new episodes Monday to Friday and have been running continuously since their debut. Both shows change their main couple every "season" (= once a year), but most other characters stay on board and the setting has always remained the same.

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South Africa: Generations: The Legacy (2014-present). Originally called Generations, it debuted in 1994, and ran until a dispute led to the entire cast being fired in 2014. The present iteration was born from that.

 

Nigeria: Tinsel (2008- present)

 

Nigeria: Super Story (2001- present, though reportedly may not be around for too much longer). Funny story. And I’ve never disclosed this, but in somewhat of a ‘sliding doors’ moment, I could have worked with the show’s creator.

 

 

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On 6/15/2020 at 12:35 AM, Huntress said:

For Germany, you could also add "Sturm der Liebe" (Storm of Love, 2005-present) and "Rote Rosen" (Red Roses, 2006-present). They are officially labelled as telenovelas, but they air new episodes Monday to Friday and have been running continuously since their debut. Both shows change their main couple every "season" (= once a year), but most other characters stay on board and the setting has always remained the same.

Oh there was an Italian soap which used to do that. Incantesimo. It aired in France for a while.

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14 minutes ago, FrenchFan said:

Oh there was an Italian soap which used to do that. Incantesimo. It aired in France for a while.

 

I loved the first three seasons of Incantesimo  The opening credits were so intriguing.

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On 6/17/2020 at 12:34 AM, LondonScribe said:

South Africa: Generations: The Legacy (2014-present). Originally called Generations, it debuted in 1994, and ran until a dispute led to the entire cast being fired in 2014. The present iteration was born from that.

 

Nigeria: Tinsel (2008- present)

 

Nigeria: Super Story (2001- present, though reportedly may not be around for too much longer). Funny story. And I’ve never disclosed this, but in somewhat of a ‘sliding doors’ moment, I could have worked with the show’s creator.

 

Thank you - do you know about any other African soaps?

 

On 6/14/2020 at 8:52 PM, FrenchFan said:

There are two other daily soaps in France : « Demain nous appartient » (tomorrow belongs to us - 2017-present), And « un si grand soleil » (such a big sun - 2018-présent).

 

There are many soaps in South Africa. i tried watching « generations » years ago.

 

 

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