To celebrate 50 years of Coronation Street and 25 years of Eastenders, the Mediatheque presents Soap Bubbles, a brand new collection cherry-picking some of the best and most popular editions of Britain’s soaps. Early episodes of both long-running dramas show where it all began, while moments of high tension – Den handing Angie her divorce papers in Eastenders, Maxine’s murder in Coronation Street – kept the nation gripped. Key episodes of other soaps such as Emmerdale, Hollyoaks, Brookside and Crossroads feature alongside some of the very earliest (and unfairly neglected) serials, including Compact (1962) and The Grove Family (1956).
Even Eldorado gets a look in. So immerse yourself in Soap Bubbles and enter the lives of some of British television’s most memorable and iconic characters in British television history.