An Australian soap opera, set in a tough fictional inner-city district called Westside. The stories revolve around the local community there.


Forrest Redlich




1993   1991   1990   1989  
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Series cast summary:
Sarah Spillane ...  Annie Wheeler 7 episodes, 1989-1990
Penny Cook ...  Dr. Elly Fielding 5 episodes, 1989
Tony Martin ...  Reverend Bob Brown 5 episodes, 1989
Katrina Sedgwick Katrina Sedgwick ...  Sarah McKillop 5 episodes, 1989
Paul Kelman Paul Kelman ...  Chris Patchett 5 episodes, 1989
Alyssa-Jane Cook Alyssa-Jane Cook ...  Lisa Bennett 5 episodes, 1989
Les Dayman Les Dayman ...  Sgt. George Sullivan / ... 5 episodes, 1989
Cecily Polson Cecily Polson ...  Martha O'Dare 5 episodes, 1989
Warren Jones Warren Jones ...  Paul Berry 5 episodes, 1989
Vic Rooney Vic Rooney ...  Ernie Patchett 5 episodes, 1989
Brooke Anderson ...  Clare Fielding 5 episodes, 1989
Noel Hodda Noel Hodda ...  Dr. David Fielding 5 episodes, 1989
Danny Adcock Danny Adcock ...  Charlie Simmons 4 episodes, 1991
Gabrielle Fitzpatrick ...  Fiona 3 episodes, 1991
Melissa Bell Melissa Bell ...  Janine 2 episodes, 1990
Angus Benfield ...  Cody Ryder 2 episodes, 1991
Katherine Hynes ...  Nurse 2 episodes, 1991
Melissa Jaffer ...  Queenie 2 episodes, 1991
Mel Kounnas Mel Kounnas ...  Laurel Roxanne Ferguson 2 episodes, 1991
Johnny Lockwood Johnny Lockwood ...  Johnny Little 2 episodes, 1991
Vanessa Steele Vanessa Steele ...  Nadia 2 episodes, 1991


An Australian soap opera, set in a tough fictional inner-city district called Westside. The stories revolve around the local community there.

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31 October 2004 | by j-thompson4-1See all my reviews

E-Street screened on Australian television between 1989 and 1993, when it was axed by Channel 10 (the network which screened it). Channel 10 repeated some episodes around 2002-3, but I never watched these, and am thus going on my memory of seeing them 'the first time around'. And a long time ago, that was! That my memory of these episodes is so vivid only goes to show that the show (whatever its faults - and there were many!) definitely left an impression.

E Street began as a social commentary/slice of life program, dealing with such issues as single parenthood, drug addiction, sexual violence, suicide, safe sex. Quickly, however, it

disintegrated into something else. Something entirely different. 'Social realism' disappeared from the program, to be replaced by a string of serial killer story lines, dream sequences, gangsters, and - at one point - a werewolf.

These 'fantasy' elements were often ridiculous, and the acting ranged from the ordinary to the banal. And yet, it's these elements that allows the program to play again in my memory. I giggle as I remember the mind games played between Sheridan Sturgess (that name sounds like something from a black and white 1940s melodrama!) and the uber-sadistic Mr Bad. I laugh out loud as I recall Rev Bob's death scene, complete with a religious angel and rays of light pouring into the church.

Put simply, E Street was a dreadful show. Yet this dreadfulness, the utter tackiness of the program was (in hindsight) one of

its great qualities. The show certainly managed to rise above the banality of so many other 'soapies' (i.e. Neighbors), and

is a strong contender for a cult following - if it doesn't already have one.

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