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This Side of the Pond

Notes from an Uprooted Englishwoman

I’m distraught this week to hear that Australian soap opera “Neighbours” has been cancelled after 40 years of baffling storylines written by people who have zero regard for logic or continuity. What upsets me the most is that you guys will now never have the chance to enjoy the silliness.

Neighbours has been airing on British television since I was a kid – my grandmother watched it religiously at precisely 1:38 p.m. every day. Unfortunately, it didn’t last long when it was added to the schedule here in the 1990s, and I consider that to be a great shame.

I suppose it was difficult...