Australian soap opera exploring the lives and relationships of the residents of Ramsay Street in Erinsborough.

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Series cast summary:
Stefan Dennis ...  Paul Robinson 3,552 episodes, 1985-2018
Alan Fletcher ...  Karl Kennedy / ... 3,446 episodes, 1987-2018
Tom Oliver Tom Oliver ...  Lou Carpenter 2,952 episodes, 1988-2016
Jackie Woodburne Jackie Woodburne ...  Susan Kennedy / ... 2,218 episodes, 1994-2018
Ryan Moloney Ryan Moloney ...  Toadfish Rebecchi / ... 2,129 episodes, 1994-2018
Ian Smith Ian Smith ...  Harold Bishop 1,693 episodes, 1987-2015
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Serial chronicling the lives of the residents of Ramsay Street in the fictional Australian suburb of Erinsborough. When the series began, it revolved around three families - the Ramsays, the Robinsons and the Clarkes, living at no. 24, no. 26 and no. 28 respectively. Nowadays, the scope of the programme is much wider and only one member of the original families remains in the street. The show reached a watershed in 1997 when the last remaining original character, Helen Daniels, died. The departure of her relatives and arrival of the Scully family marked the start of a new era for Neighbours. There's never a dull moment in Ramsay Street, and despite their many feuds, the residents will always - in the words of the show's theme tune - "be there for one another". Written by Jon Brown <jonbrown@skynow.co.uk>

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Drama | Romance

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Australia

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English

Release Date:

19 April 2004 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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In 1988, the "Neighbours" cast were requested by the British Royal Family to perform at the Royal Variety Performance. See more »

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[Madge is preparing to leave hospital]
Harold: Don't we need clearance or something?
Madge: Harold, I'm not an aircraft.
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Australia's Global Series
8 October 2002 | by rhys_ozSee all my reviews

"Neighbours", contrary to many peoples' opinions, is a well acted and well crafted soap opera. It is its timeslot in the UK among children's programmes which has been a caused for some critics to label it "cheap teens soap" - but in many countries "Neighbours" earns a prime time slot. "Neighbours'" daily screening in more than 57 countries with a daily audience in excess of 120 million viewers is testament to its success. In a television world dominated by soap operas, "Neighbours" has always remained close to its original concept by soap-master Reg Watson.

"Neighbours" has produced a host of actors who have graduated from "Ramsay Street" to become world-wide celebrities, most notably Kylie Minogue (Charlene Mitchell); Jason Donovan (Scott Robinson); Guy Pearce (Mike Young); Natalie Imbruglia (Beth Brennan) and Holly Valance (Felicity Scully). Its mix of children, young adults, parents and grandparents has ensured fascination for all generations, and the show has succeeded far beyond its creator's expectations - especially in Britian where it was bought as a daytime 'filler' programme for the BBC in 1986.

"Neighbours" celebrated the filming of its landmark 4000th episode in December 2001, firmly making it Australia's longest running series, and one of the World's most popular and acclaimed television programmes. With the addition of actors such as Janet Andrewartha, Maggie Millar and Madeleine West, as well as old favourites Tom Oliver; Ian Smith, Jackie Woodburne and Alan Fletcher, this success can only continue.


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