Shortland Street

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Weekdays 7:00 PM on TVNZ Premiered May 25, 1992 In Season

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Shortland Street

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Shortland Street is a serial medical drama centred around the lives and loves of the staff and patients of Shortland Street Hospital; an engaging and entertaining mix of medical crisis, human drama, romance and suspense. Set in the high-pressure environment of an inner city district hospital, Shortland Street follows the day to day romances and professional dilemmas of a team of caring professionals, committed to their patients, and to each other. The series has drawn acclaim for its handling of issues such as safe sex, AIDS, child abuse, alcoholism, cot death and suicide. Shortland Street is New Zealand's longest running drama series. Shortland Street has been one of the highest rating drama programmes on New Zealand television since it began screening on 25 May 1992. With an audience share of over 50 percent, it is a national institution, inspiring study guides, web sites, theses, exhibitions and much speculation over the nation's coffee cups. Shortland Street has an extensive international audience, including the United Kingdom, Canada, Southern Africa and the Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Ireland, Iceland, Finland, and Malta, as well the smaller English speaking territories, of Fiji, Niue, the Cook and Solomon Islands and the Bahamas.

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Previously Aired Episode

AIRED ON 1/20/2012

Season 21 : Episode 5

Angela Bloomfield

Angela Bloomfield

DHB Management Rachel McKenna

Kimberley Crossman

Kimberley Crossman

Sophie McKay

Sarah Thomson

Sarah Thomson

Nurse Tracey Morrison

Virginie Le Brun

Virginie Le Brun

HOD Surgery Gabrielle Jacobs

Fleur Saville

Fleur Saville

Libby Jeffries

Michael Galvin

Michael Galvin

Dr. Chris Warner

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  • I want it back and NOW

    10
    Shortland Street is a hospital based drama, based on the lives and loves of the staff at Shortland Street Accident and Emergency Department in Auckland New Zealand, which was originally on ITV in the UK until about 5 years ago where is was taken off the air due to viewing figures. Why? This show was fantastic, and better than UK home grown medical drama's, actually developing the characters throughout the run. The characters were pretty true to life, and their lives were as emotional as any great drama. Deaths were fantastically written, characters blown up in car crashes, and one even got an anuersysm when a truck rammed the building on Christmas Day, you can't get better than that - the weddings were always great - grooms legging it at the alter, brides dying on the groom, great drama.... what I want to know is WHY was it removed from UK TV ? Please ?moreless
  • Once hated it, now love it

    10
    A few months ago I posted a review bad mouthing this show. However, I started watching it and now have a change of heart. This is an excellent program and really enjoyable. Th Serial Killer storyline really captivated me and I was sitting on the edge of my seat and nearly fell off when one of my favourites, Joey, was revealed to be the killer! My favourite charecters would be Libby and Keiran, and I am sure they'll get back together again. There have been tons of classic moments, like Lara Wade interogatting Gerald, which was a crack up! Brenda's death was the most shocking to me, though Tracey's leg grabbing one was more shocking. I am now hooked and I hope it is around for a long timemoreless
  • Love Joey Henderson!!

    10
    I love Joey. I can't figure out how to write about characters on the show so I'm going to write about Joey here.



    He's funny and sweet and gorgeous! I'd date him! He said lastnight that no chick wants to date him because he's like a cute brother and they just want to be friends. He would be a good boyfriend! Joey rules the show now! I hope he's not the murderer! It would suck if he was! I love Joey.



    There hasn't been a decent guy on Shorty St for ages. I don't like TK. Everyone else I know does because he's hott but I don't. There's Kip Denton, he's sooooooooooooo funny!!! But I will stick with Joey. He's the BEST!!moreless
  • It is what it is... A Soap Opera!

    6.9
    It is designed to have lots of drama and things constantly happening to characters who are real enough to be believable. It does this well. After 15 years, 5 nights a week, the writers are still coming up with new ideas. New Zealand is a small country with limited resources when it comes to actors, so often it can take a while for characters to fall into their groove. Some on SS are good, others not so. Shortland Street has been a starting block for many actors who have gone on to bigger and brighter things, Martin Henderson, Tem Morrison, etc. Being based in a hospital, there is a bit of medical stuff going on, but that is certainly secondary to the personal lives of the characters... again.. in soap opera tradition. It deals with some very sticky topics, and manages to do it well, with knowledge and with respect. I was 13 when it first came on TV, so both Shortie Street and I have grown up together. All in all, give it a shot. just hold onto the fact its a soap opera, so give it a few episodes to grow on ya and to get to know the characters.moreless
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