A soap opera was a type of televised entertainment.
Marcus Brooks' career went into decline after the soap opera he was on, Executive Desires, was cancelled by the network on Reef Station One. (PROSE: Synthespians™)
The Seventh Doctor once had a nightmare "where all my old foes chased me round a soap opera." (PROSE: First Frontier)
Market Square was a four-weekly soap opera filmed at the Lakeview Studios at Television Towers in London. It was set around a market. (PROSE: The Pictures of Emptiness)