Sons and Daughters (1981)

Seven Network (ended 1987)



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Sons and Daughters (1981)

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Welcome to the Sons And Daughters guide at TV.Com. Sons and Daughters began in 1982 and initially followed the lives of the Hamilton and Palmer families. During 1983 the Morrell family were introduced into the series. When Rowena Wallace quit the role of Patrica Hamilton the role was recast with Belinda Giblen taking over the part several months after Rowena left. Patrica returned to the show living under the name of Alison Carr. When Rowena Wallace wanted to return to the show she returned as Pamela Hudson, Alison's twin sister. The show ran for six years until it's cancellation in 1987. The show was also shown in the UK on the ITV network and has recently been rerun on Channel 5. Brian Blain, Leila Hayes, Pat McDonald and Ian Rawlings were on the show throughout it's complete run. The series final cast was :- Brian Blain as Gordon Hamilton Leila Hayes as Beryl Hamilton Ian Rawlings as Wayne Hamilton Oriana Panozzo as Susan Hamilton Pat McDonald as Fiona Thompson Belinda Giblen as Alison Carr Tom Richards as David Palmer Abigail as Caroline Fletcher Normie Rowe as Doug Fletcher Sara Kemp as Charlie Buckley Paul Dawber as Todd Buckley Danny Roberts as Andrew Green Rima Te Waita as Janice Reid Jared Robinson as Craig Maxwell Shannon Kenny as Debbie Halliday Philip Spencer-Harris as Michael Benson Tom Jennnings as Greg Hudson Melissa Docker as Sarah Hudson


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  • Anne Haddy

    Anne Haddy

    Rosie Andrews Palmer (1982-84)

    Lisa Crittenden

    Lisa Crittenden

    Leigh Palmer (1984-85)

    Ilona Rodgers

    Ilona Rodgers

    Margaret Dunne (1983-84)

    Alexandra Fowler

    Alexandra Fowler

    Angela Hamilton Keegan (1981-83)

    Rowena Wallace

    Rowena Wallace

    Patricia Hamilton Morrell (1981-84) / Pamela Hudson (1987)

    Brett Climo

    Brett Climo

    Peter Healy (1983)

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      could anyone please help me ? i am looking for the complete series of this programme for a friend
    • I love Sons and Daughters. I have been watching it since it first started in 1981. I like Angela Hamilton Keegan played by Alexandra Fowler because she is one of my favorite characters in the show.moreless

      Sons and Daughters began in 1981 and initially followed the lives of the Hamilton and Palmer families.

      For years the main characters have remained in the story. Others came and went sometimes for short periods and sometimes for many episodes. They helped to make the story more exciting.

      Some of the main characters are Caroline, John, Tim, Stephen, Mike and Heather. Each episode is a story on its own but it forms part of the whole story.moreless
    • As a somewhat sad teenager growing up in Thatcher's Britain, this Australian soap was an afternoon delight.

      The premise of this soap saw twins separated at birth reunited 20 years later, albeit through circumstances beyond their control. The show's bi-city location created Australia's first inter state soap. And the twins mother. Patricia, was the scene stealing resident bitch. As time passed the show's storylines & cast changed, with things predictably taking a turn for the worst. Some of `Sond And Daughters' best moments were unintentionally funny, these were early episodes showing a bra-less Jill in tank tops and latter episodes showing Beryl's fetish for wearing smocks and the chocolate coloured interior of her house. Its better than Neighbours or Home & Away anytime!moreless
    • When is the DVD coming out?

      The subtext of incest bothered me but the acting, particulalry Rowena Wallace was just so over the top, you couldn\\\'t help laughing. It was even funnier after having killed her off and replacing her with Belinda Giblin, they had to bring her back because people were turning off in droves. The last time it was on, channel seven didn\\\'t even have the wit or intelligence to finish it before replacing it. I was very annoyed.moreless
    • Sons And Daughters is a classic 1980's Australian soap opera featuring the Palmer and Hamilton familes. The show ran for over 6 years and was made by the same production company as Neighbours.moreless

      Sons And Daughters was one of the first Australian soap operas to be shown on British Television. It was centred around the Palmer and Hamilton families. Early storylines included John Palmer and Angela Hamilton falling in love only to find out they were twins seperated at birth. Throughout the shows complete run Wayne Hamilton was the show's bad boy who never reformed. When Rowena Wallace quit the show as Patrica Hamilton the character was brought back after having plastic surgery this time being played by Belinda Giblin. The character masqueraded under the name of Alison Carr and Belinda made the part her own. Peter Phelps starred in the early years as John Palmer and Peter went on to get a leading role in the American series Baywatch. Many of the actors on the show have appeared in other Australian soaps including Neighbours and Home And Away. Towards the shows later run the character of Susan Palmer was brought back this time played by the brilliant Oriano Panozzo. Susan's interaction with Wayne after he caused the death of her true love Glen Young dominated the shows final year. Characters to be on the show throughout its complete run where Gordon Hamilton, Beryl Palmer Hamilton, Wayne Hamilton and Fiona Thompson. Fiona was like everyone's favorite aunt and was always there to help everyone out. When the show ended in 1987 a few loose ends where never tidied up but the show went full circle when twin babies where left on Fiona's doorstep.moreless