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Return to Eden 

Glossy Australian soap opera, where the beautiful, dynamic Stephanie Harper battles her enemies to gain sole control of the family company, Harper Mining Limited.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Rebecca Gilling ...  Stephanie Harper 22 episodes, 1986
James Smillie ...  Dr. Dan Marshall 22 episodes, 1986
Peta Toppano Peta Toppano ...  Jilly Stewart 22 episodes, 1986
Daniel Abineri ...  Jake Sanders 22 episodes, 1986
Peter Cousens ...  Dennis Harper 22 episodes, 1986
Megan Williams Megan Williams ...  Cassie Jones 22 episodes, 1986
Warren Blondell Warren Blondell ...  Tom McMaster 22 episodes, 1986
Nicki Paull Nicki Paull ...  Sarah Harper 22 episodes, 1986
Angelo D'Angelo ...  Angelo Vitale 22 episodes, 1986
Peter Gwynne Peter Gwynne ...  Bill McMaster 21 episodes, 1986
Rod Anderson Rod Anderson ...  Anton Parker 18 episodes, 1986
Suzanne Roylance Suzanne Roylance ...  Olive Down 11 episodes, 1986
Saskia Post ...  Jessica Stewart 11 episodes, 1986
Robin Ramsay Robin Ramsay ...  Sheik Ahmal 10 episodes, 1986
Keith Aberdein Keith Aberdein ...  Johnno Ryan 10 episodes, 1986
Ann Brisk Ann Brisk ...  Hilary 9 episodes, 1986
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Glossy Australian soap opera, where the beautiful, dynamic Stephanie Harper battles her enemies to gain sole control of the family company, Harper Mining Limited.

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 February 1986 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Epistrofi stin Edem See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(22 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The show was so extremely popular in Indonesia See more »

Connections

Spun-off from Return to Eden (1983) See more »

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One of the best shows of the 80s to come out of Australia!
30 January 2006 | by neuforia2005See all my reviews

The show was really well done and the actors brilliantly cast (especially Peta Topano and Rebecca Gilling). Unlike other TV series at the time, "Return to Eden" was actually engaging beyond the banal and cliché that was so prevalent in other productions. While you could miss an episode (or five) of your average soap opera and still be able to follow the story line, no two episodes of "Eden" were alike. The viewer became instantly engaged in the suspense-filled plot portraying the fall and then the phoenix-like rise of Stephanie Harper, love and deceit, family feud and greed. It is really a shame that they had to wrap it up so hurriedly due to funding limitations. I would definitely watch it again if I had a chance and would welcome its release on DVD.


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