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Soaplife Logo.jpg
Editor Paul Brooks
Categories Soap Opera
Frequency Bi-weekly
Circulation 43,154 (ABC Jan-Jun 2016)[1]
Print and digital editions.
First issue June 1999
Company Time Inc. UK
Country United Kingdom
Based in London
Language English

Soaplife is a fortnightly UK magazine, released on Tuesday by Time Inc. UK (formerly IPC Media). Its headquarters is in London.[2] Storylines of the shows it covers are from soap operas shown in the United Kingdom and from Australia.

Popular soaps featured are EastEnders, Coronation Street, Doctors, Emmerdale, Hollyoaks, Neighbours and Home and Away.

History and profile[edit]

In 1999, the magazine was first launched[2] just for one issue to print pictures from The British Soap Awards as sister TV listings magazine, What's on TV did not have enough space to print all the backstage pictures. Its selling figures were impressive and a second issue came out shortly afterwards. Since the late 1990s, Soaplife has made 400 issues (issue 400 on sale 7 Feb 2017) and is the second biggest selling soap opera magazine, behind weekly Inside Soap.

Edited by Paul Brookes, it offers backstage news and gossip, advanced storyline hot plots, readers' views and competitions. Soaplife belongs to IPC Media's family of television magazines (now Time Inc. UK), which form the sub-group TX. This includes What's on TV, TV & Satellite Week and TV Times.


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