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Brian Blain ...
 Gordon Hamilton (970 episodes, 1982-1987)
Pat McDonald ...
 Fiona Thompson (966 episodes, 1982-1987)
Leila Hayes ...
 Beryl Palmer / ... (966 episodes, 1982-1987)
Ian Rawlings ...
 Wayne Hamilton / ... (964 episodes, 1982-1987)
Tom Richards ...
 David Palmer (856 episodes, 1982-1987)
Daniel Roberts ...
 Andy Green / ... (598 episodes, 1983-1987)
Kim Lewis ...
 Jill O'Donnell / ... (561 episodes, 1982-1985)
Rowena Wallace ...
 Patricia Hamilton / ... (558 episodes, 1982-1987)
Sarah Kemp ...
 Charlie Bartlett (544 episodes, 1982-1987)
Cornelia Frances ...
 Barbara Hamilton / ... (522 episodes, 1982-1986)
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 John Palmer (421 episodes, 1982-1984)
Abigail ...
 Caroline Morrell / ... (410 episodes, 1985-1987)
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Dramatic incidents in the lives of the wealthy Hamilton family and working class Palmer family, linked by the long-ago secret affair of David Palmer and Patricia Hamilton and the offspring of that affair, twins John Palmer and Angela Hamilton secretly adopted into the respective families. Later more wealth arrived in the form of the Morell clan who managed to marry their way into the Hamilton family. Written by R Lindsay

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17 January 1982 (Australia)  »

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Sons and Daughters
Written by Peter Pinne and Don Battye
Performed by Kerrie Biddell and Mick Leyton
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Addictive but silly
13 November 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

In our house we nicknamed this "the trash" because it was such a transparently unrealistic soap, but we still videoed it every night. A lot of the characters appear in more recent stuff, especially Peter Phelps aka John who as in Stingers Undercover, Water Rats and Ned Kelly. Frankly the idea of John and Angela being twins was implausible to begin with - they didn't look the slightest bit alike. The show had some all time classic villains though - obviously Pat the rat but also Wayne. One thing that also sticks in my mind is that everyone in the Hamilton house appears to be raving alcoholics - there was hardly a scene where they weren't drinking whiskey. Wouldlike to see a rerun one day just for old times sake, but they don't seem to show it anymore.


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