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is a British
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A soap opera, sometimes called "soap" for short, is an ongoing, episodic work of dramatic fiction presented in serial format on radio or as television programming. The name soap opera stems from the original dramatic serials broadcast on radio that had soap manufacturers, such as Procter & Gamble,...
produced by the BBC
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The series was a consciously upper-class affair, based around the residents of an exclusive block of apartments in London
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, and dealt with the intrigues of the Chelsea/Kensington
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All of this short-lived soap opera's 18 episodes were wiped by the BBC in the 1970s; and none of them are known to survive in the archives as of 2009.