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Stefan Dennis has admitted that he thought Neighbours would only have a short run when he joined the soap in 1985. The actor, who made his first appearance as Ramsay Street legend Paul Robinson in episode one, revealed that the international success of the programme came as a huge surprise in the years that followed. Neighbours' first episode aired on March 18, 1985 - making today the drama's 25th anniversary. Speaking to the Herald Sun to mark the occasion, Dennis commented: "Who would have thought that more than 25 years ago, when Grundy Television and Reg Watson came up with yet another soap about average Australians, that it not only would outlast all other shows, but change the course of drama-serial television and all who have worked on or in it? "I clearly remember when I got the call from (more) »


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