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Inside Soap is a weekly UK magazine, released every Tuesday. It covers current and future storylines in soap operas shown in the United Kingdom, including EastEnders, Emmerdale, Coronation Street, Doctors, Hollyoaks, Neighbours and Home and Away.

Inside Soap
Inside Soap.jpg
First issue cover (October 1992)
EditorSteven Murphy
CategoriesSoap operas
Circulation117,539 (ABC Jul – Dec 2015)[1]
First issueOctober 1992
CompanyHearst Magazines UK
CountryUnited Kingdom

History and profileEdit

When Inside Soap was first published in October 1992, it was a monthly magazine. It went on to be published fortnightly in the mid 1990s, before going weekly early in September 2003. The editor has been Steven Murphy since the late 1990s.

Inside Soap traditionally provides interviews from actors who play characters in the soap operas and outlines current storylines; occasionally past storylines are included in featurettes.

As of 2019, soaps included in its content are EastEnders, Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Doctors, Hollyoaks, Neighbours and Home and Away. Other soaps that are sometimes covered include River City, Fair City and The Archers. Former soaps that were covered were Brookside, Family Affairs and Crossroads. Readers are invited to email their questions to soap stars and entries are published in interview format. Soap stars' personal lives are also covered, including tips on fashion and where to purchase clothes worn by the stars. A weekly TV guide is also provided.

Each year, the Inside Soap Awards ceremony is held, where awards are given to the cast and crew of the soaps. The awards are voted for by the readers of the magazine.

Sections includes:

  • The Inside Scoop
  • Inside Gossip
  • Soap Spy
  • Stop Press
  • Your Soap Story Wish List
  • You Can Say That Again
  • Region & Radio
  • What Happens When
  • Soap Box
  • Request Spot
  • Soap Bubble
  • Interviews
  • 10 Totally True Facts About...
  • You Ask... They Answer
  • A Year In The Life
  • Star Watch
  • Style Watch
  • Inside TV
  • Next Issue Preview!
  • Hits & Misses


  1. ^ "Full 2015 UK magazines ABC circulation breakdown: 60 out of 442 titles grow sales – Press Gazette".

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