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 Cruz Castillo (1,305 episodes, 1984-1992)
Marcy Walker ...
 Eden Capwell Castillo / ... (1,172 episodes, 1984-1991)
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 Julia Wainwright / ... (958 episodes, 1985-1993)
Steve Uzzell ...
 Clyde (949 episodes, 1987-1992)
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 C.C. Capwell (915 episodes, 1986-1993)
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 Sophia Capwell / ... (891 episodes, 1984-1993)
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 Mason Capwell (871 episodes, 1984-1989)
Robin Mattson ...
 Gina Timmons / ... (838 episodes, 1985-1993)
Todd McKee ...
 Ted Capwell (586 episodes, 1984-1989)
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 Kelly Capwell Perkins / ... (525 episodes, 1984-1988)
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In Santa Barbara, California, the fascinating and tumultuous life of the rich Capwells around who gravitate other families, from the Lockridges, the rival family, to the Andrades or the Perkins, more modest families but which destinies know the same torments. Written by Anonymous

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When the characters of Cruz and Eden were expecting a child an audience poll was conducted to see what name they would like the child to be given. Two boys names and two girls names were given. In the end they had a girl and the child was named Adriana. See more »

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Lionel Lockridge: The doctor says I'm going to live.
Augusta Lockridge: Am I to be spared nothing?
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A well-done soap opera
25 October 2003 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I have good memories of this daytime serial, which debuted in Australia in 1987, when I was in high school. Even though the later years of the show were unwatchable, when the head writers in the early years were Bridget and Jerome Dobson, it was simply magical. I remember well the beautiful romances of Kelly and Joe (Robin Wright and Dane Witherspoon), the high-camp aristocratic antics of Augusta and Lionel (Louise Sorel and Nicolas Coster) and, and best of all, the heavenly romance between ex-nun Mary and the hard-bitten, cynical Mason (Harley Kozak and Lane Davies). This storyline in particular was brilliantly acted, movingly written, and thoroughly touching. Mason's transformation into a more sympathetic character through his love affair with Mary was wonderfully handled.

It is a shame that the programme is no longer on the air, but if it had firmer handling, it may have caught on and built a substantial audience. All it needed was more story consistency, and some more appealing love stories to hook the audience. SANTA BARBARA's penchant for the quick fix, and inability to give its actors stable storylines may have contributed to its undoing. Anyway, I hope that the show one day either turns up again on TV, if not in its full run, but even in 'best of' shows. I rate it as one of the best shows on TV, then, now, and everafter.


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