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    Neighbours

    Neighbours

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    Network Ten
    Neighbours is a weekday soap opera exploring the lives and relationships of the residents of Ramsay Street in Erinsborough. Now in its 26th year of production, Neighbours is Australia's most successful television program, not to mention being a hit world-wide. Neighbours has already hit the 6000th episode mark and looks set to continue serving up the laughter, tears and drama that has taken the world by storm. The show is currently produced by FremantleMedia Australia. Reg Watson is the man who created the show. Music tracks provided to the show are done so by Mushroom Music Publishing. Animals appearing on the show are provided by Animal Actors. The current network's drama executive is Claire Tonkin and the network's publicist is Paula Lucarelli, these associations and people are credited at the end of each episode. Neighbours originated on Australia's Seven Network in 1985, then moved to Network Ten from 1986-2010. In 2011 it moved to one of Network Ten's free-to-air digital channels, Eleven, where in currently airs Monday-Friday at 6:30pm. It should be noted that this episode guide runs at the same pace as the episodes originally air in Australia. For New Zealand the guide is approximately 3 weeks ahead (15 episodes). In the UK and Ireland the guide is approximately 9 weeks ahead (45 episodes). The end credits of each episode show the entire main cast and any main cast that have moved from starring in the show, to take on a recurring role, even if they didn't appear in an episode. The episode guide however only contains the cast specific to the episode, along with the crew credited for appearing on the show. Stefan Dennis (Paul Robinson) is the only current cast member to appear in the first episode and remain on the show, although had left in 1992, before returning in 2005. He lives at number 22, with his daughter Lucinda 'Elle' Robinson (Pippa Black) her boyfriend Lucas Fitzgerald (Scott Major) and Donna Freedman (Margot Robbie). Number 24 is the home of the Ramsays donated to them by the Salvation Army. Here brother & sister Harry (Will Moore), and Kate (Ashleigh Brewer) live with younger sister, Sophie (Kaiya Jones). Number 26 is were the currently longest serving cast member Tom Oliver lives, as Lou Carpenter. The Napiers also live here, with mother Rebecca (Jane Hall) lives with her son Declan (James Sorensen) and his daughter India (currently played by two twin babies, Alia & Gab Devercelli). Number 28 is the Kennedy's family home, were Susan (Jackie Woodburne) and Karl (Alan Fletcher) live, alongside their adoptive son Zeke Kinski (Matthew Werkmeister) and his friend Ringo Brown (Sam Clark). Sunny Lee (Hany Lee Choi) also lives here. Number 30 or 'The House of Trouser' as dubbed by many of it's residents over the years, is Jarrod "Toadie" Rebecchi (Ryan Moloney) home. Were he lives with his adopted son Callum Jones (Morgan Baker). The pair are joined by Dan Fitzgerald (Brett Tucker), Karl & Susan's daughter and Dan's husband, Elizabeth "Libby" Kennedy-Fitzgerald (Kym Valentine), Libby's son Ben (Blake O'Leary) also lives here. Number 32, is the Scully family home, Steph Scully (Carla Bonner) lives here with her son Charlie Hoyland (Jacob Brito) and her mum Lyn (Janet Andrewartha).moreless
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    Prisoner: Cell Block H

    Prisoner: Cell Block H

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    Network Ten (ended 1986)
    Prisoner (Prisoner: Cell Block H in the United Kingdom) is a long running Australian soap about the inmates at the fictional women's prison Wentworth Detention Centre. The show ran from 1979 to 1986, with 692 episodes being made in total.moreless
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    Return to Eden

    Return to Eden

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    Network Ten (ended 1986)
    Welcome to the Return To Eden guide at TV.Com. Return To Eden started off as a mini series in 1983 and returned in 1986 for a 22 part series. Central characters to both series were Stephanie Harper and Jilly Stewart. Stephanie and Jilly had been friends before Greg Marsden came between them. In the second series it was revealed they were in fact sisters. Jilly was the Australian version of Alexis Colby from Dynasty but got up to much worse things than Alexis. The second series took up the story seven years on from where the mini series finished. Rebeca Gilling starred in both series as Stephaine Harper. Peta Toppano took over the role of Jilly for the second series. The series was Australia's Dynasty or Dallas and was shown on the Ten network in Australia and the ITV network in the UK.moreless
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    E Street

    E Street

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    Network Ten (ended 1993)
    E-Street follows the lives, loves, losses & triumphs of the various citizens of the fictional suburb of Westside of Sydney, Australia. At first the show was predictable and boring, standard fare by Channel 10 to compete with Home & Away but Channel 10 had faith and, in a bid to increase ratings, killed off perennial favorite, Sarah McKillop in a shock murder. Soon After, the Soap regained viewers by serialising the drama. Then with the arrival of Sonny Bennett in 1990 began a 3 Year High for the Australian Production, helping to encourage Young Talent (Toni Pearan & Melissa Bell to name just a couple) and really introducing the term "Plot Twist" to Australian Dramas (Werewolves and 3 Main Characters Being Blown Up In Their Car). So Sit back (Maybe not at 4am in the morning!) and relax with the Highs & Lows, Highlights & Tragedies, Comings & Goings of E-Street!moreless
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    Sara Dane

    Sara Dane

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    Network Ten (ended 1982)
    Based on the bestselling novel by Catherine Gaskin, this mini-series tells the story of a convict girl's life and loves in Australia in 1792.

    Sara Dane is transported to the English colony of New South Wales. An officer from the ship, Andrew Maclay is in love with her and she marries him. Slowly Sara is able to put her convict life behind and continue with her life with Andrew - until tragedy strikes and she falls from the grace of the social standing.

    Not wanting to be put back and considered as lower- Sara battles on determined.

    2 episodes aired.moreless
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    Henderson Kids

    Henderson Kids

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    Network Ten (ended 1985)
    The Henderson Kids was an Australian children's show back in 1985. It was about two Melbourne teenagers who were forced to go and live in a small country town of Haven Bay with their Uncle (Nicholas Eadie) when a tragic road accident kills their mother. Now 15-year-old Steve (Paul Smith) and his 13-year-old sister Tamara (Nadine Garner) not only have to deal with their grief for their mother, but the bullying of the local kids and a ruthless business man determined to get his hands on their land no matter what the cost.moreless
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    Carson's Law

    Carson's Law

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    Network Ten (ended 1984)
    Australian legal drama set in the 1920s revolving around the Carson family. The show ran for two years on the Ten Network.
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    Special Squad

    Special Squad

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    Network Ten (ended 1985)
    Action adventure series concerning the activities of three hand-picked detectives working for a special unit of the police force. Inspired by "The Professionals" and employing two of that show's producers (Raymond Menmuir and Gerry O'Hara), the squad's members were Anderson (Alan Cassell), Smith (Anthony Hawkins), and Davis (John Diedrich). Special Squad was produced in 1984, and also employed the Sweeney and Professionals writer Ranald Graham.moreless
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    Richmond Hill

    Richmond Hill

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    Network Ten (ended 1989)
    This twice weekly soap originally launched in Australia in January 1988 and was billed as Sydney's answer to Melbourne's 'Neighbours' which was also airing on Network 10 at the same time of 'Richmond Hill's launch. Both shows were made by the Grundy Organisation. Screened on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7.30pm, the show starred some very high profile actors & actresses, but the show's biggest mistake was that it was far too bland. Notable stars were Maggie Kirkpatrick, fresh from her role as Joan 'The Freak' Ferguson in 'Prisoner' appeared here as Ivy Hackett. Another ex-Wentworth inmate, Amanda Muggleton (Chrissie Latham) took the role of Connie Ryan. Gwen Plumb, Ada in 'The Young Doctors' played Mum Foote who took in wayward children and Paula Duncan, who seemingly appeared in everything Australian in the 70's & 80's played depressed and neurotic Janet Bryant. Also notable is that 'Richmond Hill' was the first soap that starred Emily Symons. Here she played bitchy Anne Costello and when the show ended, she moved onto 'Home & Away' and now stars in 'Emmerdale' as barmaid Louise Appleton in the UK. Despite running for a year, 92 episodes and being reasonably popular, 'Richmond Hill' was axed to make way for the more hip and trendier soap 'E Street'. In the UK, 'Richmond Hill' was one of many Australian imports to reach the screen after the huge success of 'Neighbours'. Networked all of ITV regions from October 1988. Later the series became regional as Central and Granada lessened their output of the show. It went out at 2.15 in the afternoon on Wednesdays and Thursdays. When it ended, it was replaced by 'A Country Practice' in many regions.moreless
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    The Comedy Company

    The Comedy Company

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    Network Ten (ended 1990)
    The Comedy Company is one of the first Sketch shows in Australia and also one of the favorites with 3 DVD's now.

    The show started in 1988 and went for 2 years with 60 minute episodes airing on Network 10. Now the Comedy Company has moved to The Comedy Channel who have cut sketches out to make 30 minute episodes.

    Some common segments in The Comedy Company are:

    *Bastards Inc - A Company called Bastards Incorporated makes really bad items that noone will be able to use *Col'n Carpenter - Col'n Carpenter talks with another actor and always puts words into the wrong context *Con the Fruiterer - Con the Fruiterer talks about common issues with his Italian accent *Life Today with David Rabbitborough - Hosted by David Rabbitborough, this teaches us about Australian Homes and shops like they were brand new technology. *Our Language - Topics in the English Language are explained (eg. Law, Surfing etc) with a real saying and what it means. *Uncle Arthurs Home Video's - Uncle Arthur shows slideshows of his vacations with his wife that usually end up badmoreless
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    The Henderson Kids II

    The Henderson Kids II

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    Network Ten (ended 1986)
    Last seen bidding a tearful farewell to Haven Bay to start a new life with their father Wal Mullins. The Henderson Kids have been travelling as Wal has gone from job to job, we catch up with Tam (Nadine Garner) and Steve (Paul Smith) again in Westport where Wal has bought into a haulage business called Harry's, Tam is busy looking after the next door neighbours little girl Sally as well as being bullied by tough girl Carol Summers, Steve has his heart set on a girl at school, and the whole town is terrorised by a gang of boy's on bikes. Along the way they are reunited with some old faces as well as trying to make friends with some new one's, and begin to put together a show at the West Port youth centre. but life isn't all fun and games, yet again their lives are set to change dramatically when they find themselves without a father, Wal has disappeared again leaving Tam and Steve with no money, too scared to tell anyone in case they are split up, they turn detectives to try and find their father which is leading them into more danger than they could ever imagine.......moreless
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    Are You Being Served? (Australia)

    Are You Being Served? (Australia)

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    Network Ten (ended 1981)
    Old Mr. Grace lends Mr. Humphries to his cousin in Australia, Mr. Bone. Mr. Humphries takes over Menswear at Bone Brothers, which closely resembles that of Grace Brothers.
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    Holiday Island

    Holiday Island

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    Network Ten (ended 1982)
    Australian soap opera
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    Bellamy

    Bellamy

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    Network Ten (ended 1981)
    Australian crime drama
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    Punishment

    Punishment

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    Network Ten (ended 1981)
    Australian soap opera
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    Arcade

    Arcade

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    Network Ten (ended 1980)
    Australian soap opera which lasted six weeks
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    It's a Knockout (Australia)

    It's a Knockout (Australia)

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    Network Ten (ended 1987)
    Based on the UK format, this game show sees teams of contestants pitted against each other in a series of bizarre challenges of skill and coordination.
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    Sweat (1996)

    Sweat (1996)

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    Network Ten (ended 1996)
    This short-lived Australian soap set in a West Coast sports academy, very unoriginally named in the show as the Sports West Academy, is best known for launching the career of Heath Ledger. Although Martin Henderson (windtalkers, Bride & Prejudice) received top billing as swimmer Tom Nash, it was Ledger's role as gay cyclist Snowie who garnered the most attention. Initially in the closet, Snowie's 'coming out' storyline unfolded slowly in the show's first two months when finally Ledger's role was beefed up. But far from Ledger alone carrying the show, Sweat featured a top notch cast of young actors and solid writing. Its eventual failure to spark big ratings was most likely due to the fact that it was played more as straight drama rather than as a mass appeal soap.moreless
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    ARIA Awards

    ARIA Awards

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    This annual awards night, put on by the Australian Record Industry Association, has celebrated the Australian music industry since 1987. It gives awards to artists across multiple genres, as well as lifetime achievement awards. It is the Australian equivalent of the Grammys.moreless