50 Soaps Quiz Questions and Answers

Television wouldn’t be television without a juicy drama, would it?

A staple of both daytime and evening TV slots, soap operas continue to reel in huge numbers of watchers, all tuning in for a good story. Soap operas have been broadcast since the 1950s on both the radio and television, yet they continue to remain relevant by tackling taboo and relatable topics. Influential, gripping and thought-provoking, soap operas are the pillars of pop culture today.

Because of their place in history, we have decided to compile 50 soaps quiz questions and answers on all your favourites; Corrie, Emerdale, Hollyoaks, Casualty, the list goes on! This quiz will test you on every soap-related question you can think of, may it be characters, plots, dates or statistics, we have it covered.

So if you consider yourself a bit of a soap opera aficionado or perhaps a connoisseur of dramatic telly, this quiz is for you. If all the TV-watching has left you a little square-eyed, now is the time to get up and utilise your telly trivia!

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Soaps Quiz Questions and Answers


  1. What river can be seen in the opening credits of EastEnders?
  2. Since it first aired, Hollyoaks has been broadcast on which British TV channel?
  3. Ramsay Street is the fictional location of which Australian soap opera?
  4. Which British medical drama first aired in 1986?
  5. There are over 10,000 episodes of Coronation Street. True or false?
  6. Ellen Pompeo played the main character in which American medical soap opera?
  7. What is the name of the daughter of Andy Sugden and Debbie Dingle in the British soap opera Emmerdale?
  8. In Holby City, what is senior nurse Charlie’s surname?
  9. In EastEnders, who is the mother of Phil Mitchell?
  10. What is the name of the pub featured in Emmerdale?
  11. The village of Hollyoaks is a fictional suburb of which real British city?
  12. What is the name of Danny Dyer’s character is EastEnders?
  13. Which soap opera based on a fictional school returned in 2023 for its 11th series?
  14. Rosie Marcel played which character in Holby City?
  15. The Slaters and the Watts are families from which soap opera?
  16. Which two British medical soap operas take place in the same hospital?
  17. Which family were at the centre of Emmerdale during the series’ first two decades?
  18. Before the title Emmerdale, the show was broadcast as Emmerdale Farm until 1989. True or false?
  19. How many times was EastEnders character Pat Butcher married?
  20. Fans of which medical soap opera launched a Change.org petition in an attempt to prevent its cancellation?
  21. Horton, Brady, Kiriakis, Hernandez and DiMera are all families in which famous American soap opera?
  22. Which late EastEnders actress also starred in nine Carry On films?
  23. Jarrod Vincenzo Rebecchi is known by what nickname in Neighbours?
  24. Which house number do the Bailey family live at in Coronation Street?
  25. Which British radio soap opera currently broadcast on BBC Radio 4 first aired in 1950?
  26. In which city is Coronation Street currently filmed?
  27. Which American soap opera is commonly abbreviated to GH?
  28. Which music video by British rock band Queen is thought to be an homage to Coronation Street?
  29. Who is the longest-serving main character in EastEnders?
  30. Bridgerton actress Phoebe Dynevor, daughter of the Emmerdale screenwriter Tim Dynevor, made her acting debut in which British soap opera?
  31. In what year was Coronation Street first broadcast?
  32. What caused the chocolate factory owned by Jai Sharma to permanently close down in Emmerdale?
  33. What was the full name of the Casualty paramedic known as ‘Dixie’?
  34. Neighbours aired the first same-sex wedding on Australian TV. But who was the wedding between?
  35. What is the official job role title of Faith Cadogan in Casualty?
  36. Broadcast in 2007, what was the name of the police drama also based in the fictional city of Holby?
  37. Orlando Bloom played the character Noel Harrison in Casualty. True or false?
  38. Which character in Hollyoaks was portrayed to suffer from Munchausen Syndrome?
  39. Darwin Ward is a ward in Holby City Hospital which specialises in paediatrics. True or false?
  40. In what year did the show Neighbours first portray a transgender character?
  41. Which soap actor won the British Soap Award for Outstanding Achievement in 2023?
  42. Which confectionary brand was the first sponsor of Coronation Street?
  43. What nickname did Meredith Grey give Derek Shepherd in Grey’s Anatomy?
  44. Which pop star starred as Charlene Robinson in Neighbours from 1986 to 1988 and again in 2022?
  45. What is the name for a soap opera which comes from Latin America?
  46. As of 2023, how many seasons are there of the daytime soap opera Doctors?
  47. In 2019, Jack Reynolds starred in Hollyoaks and became the oldest ever person to appear in a soap opera. How old was he?
  48. Which Emmerdale character won the award for Best Villain at the Inside Soap Awards in both 2021 and 2022?
  49. Which American satirical soap opera revolves around a young woman who was accidentally artificially inseminated?
  50. Sir Philip Redmond is known for creating Grange Hill, Hollyoaks, The Court Room and which other soap opera?

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  1. River Thames
  2. Channel 4
  3. Neighbours
  4. Casualty
  5. True
  6. Grey’s Anatomy
  7. Sarah Sugden
  8. Fairhead
  9. Peggy Mitchell
  10. The Woolpack
  11. Chester
  12. Mick Carter
  13. Waterloo Road
  14. Jac Naylor
  15. EastEnders
  16. Holby City & Casualty
  17. The Sugdens
  18. True
  19. Four
  20. Holby City
  21. Days of Our Lives
  22. Barbara Windsor
  23. Toadie
  24. Number three
  25. The Archers
  26. Salford
  27. General Hospital
  28. I Want To Break Free
  29. Ian Beale
  30. Waterloo Road
  31. 1960
  32. A fire (arson)
  33. Kathleen Dixon
  34. David Tanaka and Aaron Brennan
  35. Advanced clinical practitioner
  36. HolbyBlue
  37. True
  38. Maxine Minniver
  39. False – it specialises in cardiothoracic surgery and neurosurgery.
  40. 2019
  41. Mark Charnock
  42. Cadbury
  43. McDreamy
  44. Kylie Minogue
  45. Telenovela
  46. 24
  47. 107 years old
  48. Meena Jutla
  49. Jane the Virgin
  50. Brookside

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