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Release Date:
6 January 1997 (USA) See more »
One Mother. One Daughter. One Lover. Someone's got to go. See more »
Having discovered her fiancé Tim Truman kissing another woman, Meg Cummings leaves her home in Kansas... See more »
4 wins & 35 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
I loved this soap!!! See more (70 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 18 of 183)

Clive Robertson ... Ben Evans / ... (570 episodes, 1997-1999)

Susan Ward ... Meg Cummings (551 episodes, 1997-1999)

Sarah Buxton ... Annie Douglas / ... (549 episodes, 1997-1999)

Lesley-Anne Down ... Olivia Richards (519 episodes, 1997-1999)
Sam Behrens ... Gregory Richards (505 episodes, 1997-1999)

Eddie Cibrian ... Cole Deschanel / ... (497 episodes, 1997-1999)

Hank Cheyne ... Ricardo Torres (490 episodes, 1997-1999)

Priscilla Garita ... Gabi Martinez / ... (446 episodes, 1997-1999)

Timothy Adams ... Casey Mitchum (415 episodes, 1997-1999)

Randy Spelling ... Sean Richards (385 episodes, 1997-1999)

Kathleen Noone ... Bette Katzenkazrahi (362 episodes, 1997-1999)

Jason George ... Michael Bourne (352 episodes, 1997-1999)

Sherri Saum ... Vanessa Hart (342 episodes, 1997-1999)

Dax Griffin ... Tim Truman (324 episodes, 1997-1999)

Nick Kiriazis ... Father Antonio Torres / ... (322 episodes, 1998-1999)

Vanessa Dorman ... Caitlin Richards / ... (280 episodes, 1997-1998)

Christina Chambers ... Maria Torres Evans / ... (277 episodes, 1998-1999)

Shawn Batten ... Sara Cummings (242 episodes, 1998-1999)

Series Directed by
Rick Bennewitz (165 episodes, 1997-1999)
Scott Riggs (97 episodes, 1997-1998)
Peter Brinkerhoff (78 episodes, 1997-1999)
Stuart Silver (46 episodes, 1997-1998)
Grant A. Johnson (41 episodes, 1997-1999)
Phideaux Xavier (39 episodes, 1998-1999)
Ian Toporoff (22 episodes, 1999)
Anthony Morina (21 episodes, 1997)
Roger Inman (14 episodes, 1997-1998)
Carla Mangia Sherwood (14 episodes, 1998-1999)
Gary Tomlin (9 episodes, 1997-1998)
Andrew Lee (3 episodes, 1999)
Rae Kraus (2 episodes, 1997)
Series Writing credits
Rick Draughon (387 episodes, 1997-1999)
Christopher Dunn (108 episodes, 1997-1999)
Michelle Poteet Lisanti (108 episodes, 1997-1999)
Lisa Seidman (107 episodes, 1997-1999)
Elizabeth Snyder (101 episodes, 1997-1999)
Robert Guza Jr. (91 episodes, 1997)
M.M. Shelly Moore (91 episodes, 1997)
Linda Schreyer (91 episodes, 1997)
Meg Bennett (61 episodes, 1997)
Mick Curran (27 episodes, 1997)
Christopher Whitesell (18 episodes, 1997-1999)
Deborah Zoe Dawson (18 episodes, 1997)
Paula Cwikly (17 episodes, 1999)
Margaret DePriest (17 episodes, 1999)
Jane Atkins (16 episodes, 1999)
Bruce Franklin Singer (13 episodes, 1997)
Kathryn Baker (10 episodes, 1997)
Beth Milstein (4 episodes, 1997)
Anne Schoettle (4 episodes, 1997)
Sandy Segal (4 episodes, 1997)
Josh Griffith (1 episode, 1997)
Charles Pratt Jr. (1 episode, 1997)

Jodie Scholz (unknown episodes, 1998-1999)
James E. Reilly (unknown episodes, 1998)
Richard Culliton (unknown episodes, 1999)
Ryan Carrassi (unknown episodes)
J. Robert Langston (unknown episodes)
Josh Talbot (unknown episodes)
Robert Zimmer Jr. (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Aaron Spelling .... executive producer / producer (525 episodes, 1997-1999)
E. Duke Vincent .... executive producer (525 episodes, 1997-1999)
Gary Tomlin .... executive producer (19 episodes, 1997-1999)
Jonathan Levin .... consulting producer (2 episodes, 1997-1999)
Susan Silkiss .... coordinating producer (2 episodes, 1997-1999)
Nowell Grossman .... associate producer (2 episodes, 1998)
Series Original Music by
Ron Cates (1 episode, 1997)
Dominic Messinger (1 episode, 1999)

Erin Berghouse (unknown episodes)
Brian D. Siewert (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
Jeff Engel (1 episode, 1999)
Series Film Editing by
Terry M. Pickford (50 episodes, 1997)

Carrie Biggs-Adams (unknown episodes)
Tina Keller (unknown episodes)
Bill Paulsen (unknown episodes)
Deborah Rosenberg (unknown episodes)
Shel Sandman (unknown episodes)
Carla Mangia Sherwood (unknown episodes)
Ian Toporoff (unknown episodes)
Series Casting by
Harriet Greenspan (1 episode, 1999)

Melinda Gartzman (unknown episodes)
Howard Meltzer (unknown episodes)
Series Production Design by
George Becket (1 episode, 1999)
Series Art Direction by
Robert J. Quinn (1 episode, 1999)
Series Set Decoration by
Richard C. Walker (1 episode, 1999)
Series Costume Design by
Tammy Williamson (55 episodes, 1997)

Jayne Marie Kehoe (unknown episodes)
Series Makeup Department
Courtney Corvan .... makeup artist / hair stylist (50 episodes, 1997)
Farah Bunch .... makeup artist (1 episode, 1998-1999)
Gail Katz-Johnson .... makeup artist (1 episode, 1998-1999)
Jeanette Kordiak .... makeup artist (1 episode, 1998-1999)
Julie Kristy .... makeup artist (1 episode, 1998-1999)

Russell Latham .... key hair stylist (unknown episodes, 1996-1997)
Beth Klein .... makeup artist (unknown episodes, 1998-1999)
Felicia Linsky .... makeup artist (unknown episodes, 1998-1999)
Arrick Anderson .... hair stylist (unknown episodes)
Lygia Orta .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Sandra Woodring .... additional makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Gerald 'Jerry' Ament .... executive in charge of production (2 episodes, 1997-1999)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ian Toporoff .... associate director (71 episodes, 1997-1999)
Tina Keller .... associate director (2 episodes, 1997-1999)
Series Art Department
Stacy Caballero .... buyer (4 episodes, 1998)

Charly Flanigan .... props (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Aswad .... sound designer (1 episode, 1999)
Dan Blazi .... sound designer (1 episode, 1999)
Roger Cortes .... audio (1 episode, 1999)
Peter Ixquies .... boom operator (1 episode, 1999)
Al Taddeo .... boom operator (1 episode, 1999)
Harry Young .... boom operator (1 episode, 1999)

Chuck Fitzpatrick .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Ken McLaughlin .... location sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Walter New .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Zoli Osaze .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
J. Mark Donaldson .... stunt coordinator (550 episodes, 1997-1999)
Perry Barndt .... stunt coordinator (549 episodes, 1997-1999)
Jay Caputo .... utility stunts (6 episodes, 1997-1998)

Rick Avery .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Jennifer Badger .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Charles Grisham .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Mike Gunther .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Larry Holt .... stunt performer (unknown episodes)
Zach Hudson .... stunt double: Dax Griffin (unknown episodes)
Hubie Kerns Jr. .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Mike Smith .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Gary J. Wayton .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Gene Williams .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Jay Griffiths Jr. .... video controller (712 episodes, 1997-1999)
Ray Liu .... camera operator (33 episodes, 1997-1999)
Erin Franklyn .... stage electric (32 episodes, 1997)
Jonas Lagunoff .... grip (19 episodes, 1997-1999)

Dale Obert .... electrician: location unit (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Rick Koser .... casting coordinator (755 episodes, 1997-1999)

Stephanie Laffin .... casting assistant: New York (unknown episodes)
Rory Lapointe .... casting intern (unknown episodes)
Pamela Shae .... talent and casting executive (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carolyn Berger .... costume supervisor (295 episodes, 1997-1998)
Sandra Bojin-Sedlik .... costume design (83 episodes, 1997)
Jayne Marie Kehoe .... assistant costume designer (3 episodes, 1999)

Jefferson Beeker .... set costumer / wardrobe (unknown episodes, 1996-1999)
Yvonne Johnson .... wardrobe (unknown episodes, 1999)
Series Editorial Department
Carrie Biggs-Adams .... on-line editor (1 episode, 1999)
Tina Keller .... off-line editor (1 episode, 1999)
Robert Little .... assistant editor (1 episode, 1999)
Deborah Rosenberg .... off-line editor (1 episode, 1999)
Shel Sandman .... on-line editor (1 episode, 1999)
Ian Toporoff .... off-line editor (1 episode, 1999)
Sarah Wetherbee .... post-production assistant (1 episode, 1999)
Series Location Management
Michael Anthony .... location manager (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Paul F. Antonelli .... music supervisor (2 episodes, 1998-1999)

Walter New .... music editor (unknown episodes)
Mark Ryan .... music supervisor (unknown episodes)
Tim Truman .... composer: main theme (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Jason Brown .... production assistant (755 episodes, 1997-1999)
John Tamburro .... helicopter pilot (754 episodes, 1997-1999)
Susan Suite .... post production co-ordinator (712 episodes, 1997-1999)
Matt Bellner .... script department manager / script typist (552 episodes, 1997-1999)
Tonya Peat .... production associate (76 episodes, 1999)
Terry M. Pickford .... associate director (50 episodes, 1997)
Pattee Mack .... assistant to executive producer (45 episodes, 1998-1999)
Annette Encinas .... payroll accountant (12 episodes, 1997)
Antoon Koper .... technical director (2 episodes, 1997-1999)

Linda Martel .... first assistant accountant (unknown episodes, 1997)
Keith A. Cox .... production assistant (unknown episodes, 1999)
Kathryn Daley .... acting coach (unknown episodes)
Derek Dechert .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Tina Keller .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Stephen Lippross .... first assistant production accountant (unknown episodes)
Nikki Swasey Seaton .... stage manager (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
60 min (755 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:PG (some episodes) | Australia:M (some episodes) | USA:TV-14
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

The character of Meg was originally named Susan Cummings, but was changed when Susan Ward was cast in the role.See more »
[Francesca has interrupted AJ and Cole wearing nothing but a towel. Cole leaves]
Armando 'A.J.' Deschanel, Jr.:I mean, come on Francesca. You didn't think that you could just strut around in your little towel and turn Cole';s head, did you?
Francesca Vargas:Sure turned your head.
Armando 'A.J.' Deschanel, Jr.:Awww, AJ is human.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The 16th Annual Soap Opera Awards (2000) (TV)See more »
All The Tea In ChinaSee more »


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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
I loved this soap!!!, 13 November 2005
Author: friedfysh from United Kingdom

Back when I was about 14 (21 now) i used to tape this thing everyday so I could watch it when i went home for lunch and every day a couple of my mates would come watch it too. We loved the Ben / Derek plot sooo much (I may have even made a tape where edited those bits together n cut all the rest- i'm usually quite normal, honest). A funny thing I noticed recently is that on one of my other favourite shows, British sit com Game On they used to mention watching sunset beach like they were taking the mess out of how rubbish it was- but this was 2 years before SB existed so I have my suspicions that someone saw game on and decided to make said crappy soap. Anyway I did prefer the original theme tune (the one used at the end of later episodes written by one Tim Truman, which I notice happens to be the name of one of the characters, in case you forget it was the guy who had a flashback where he shouted noooooo for about 3 months when he was in a coma. For addictive crappy TV SB is far and away the best. Its so bad that its brilliant!!! its also a load of fun when you see the stars in other stuff. Paula was in mulholland drive and the punisher! and Meg was in.. Wild Things 3 or was it 2?- use the search if you are interested. Alas Ben, once tipped as 007 is in general hospital!

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