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Series cast summary:
Brian Blain Brian Blain ...  Gordon Hamilton 970 episodes, 1982-1987
Pat McDonald Pat McDonald ...  Fiona Thompson 966 episodes, 1982-1987
Leila Hayes Leila Hayes ...  Beryl Palmer / ... 966 episodes, 1982-1987
Ian Rawlings Ian Rawlings ...  Wayne Hamilton / ... 964 episodes, 1982-1987
Tom Richards Tom Richards ...  David Palmer 856 episodes, 1982-1987
Daniel Roberts Daniel Roberts ...  Andy Green / ... 598 episodes, 1983-1987
Kim Lewis Kim Lewis ...  Jill O'Donnell / ... 561 episodes, 1982-1985
Rowena Wallace Rowena Wallace ...  Patricia Hamilton / ... 558 episodes, 1982-1987
Sarah Kemp Sarah Kemp ...  Charlie Bartlett 544 episodes, 1982-1987
Cornelia Frances ...  Barbara Hamilton / ... 522 episodes, 1982-1986
Peter Phelps ...  John Palmer 421 episodes, 1982-1984
Abigail ...  Caroline Morrell / ... 410 episodes, 1985-1987


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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Release Date:

17 January 1982 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Filles et garçons See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia See more »

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(972 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono | Stereo



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The 3rd episode of the 6th season of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) was called Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Sons and Daughters (1997). See more »


Referenced in Press Gang: Bad News (1992) See more »


Sons and Daughters
Written by Peter Pinne and Don Battye
Performed by Kerrie Biddell and Mick Leyton
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Was this the best "soap" ever?
8 November 2001 | by bob-97See all my reviews

The other day I was considering the question "What was the best "soap" ever?" This relatively little-known Aussie series must rank highly on my personal list of favourites and probably (just) comes out top. The reason lies mainly with the ability of the series to come up with one cliff-hanging episode after another, and for such a long period. (Dallas, at it's best, also had this quality). The effect of this in my case was to cause me to think about the programme between episodes and to look forward with eager anticipation to the next. The plots and twists have sometimes been described as "unbelievable", but then, why should entertainment be believable? Charles Dickens, for example, had deliciously unbelievable coincidences in his novels to entertain and thrill his readers. "Sons and Daughters" was full of these moments and one moment in particular - a scene in a prison cell - included THE most shocking, unexpected and thrilling twist I've ever seen in any film or TV programme ever. Fantastic!!!


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