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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Series cast summary:
...  Stephanie Harper 22 episodes, 1986
...  Dr. Dan Marshall 22 episodes, 1986
Peta Toppano ...  Jilly Stewart 22 episodes, 1986
...  Jake Sanders 22 episodes, 1986
...  Dennis Harper 22 episodes, 1986
Megan Williams ...  Cassie Jones 22 episodes, 1986
Warren Blondell ...  Tom McMaster 22 episodes, 1986
Nicki Paull ...  Sarah Harper 22 episodes, 1986
Angelo D'Angelo ...  Angelo Vitale 22 episodes, 1986
Peter Gwynne ...  Bill McMaster 21 episodes, 1986
Rod Anderson ...  Anton Parker 18 episodes, 1986
Suzanne Roylance ...  Olive Down 11 episodes, 1986
...  Jessica Stewart 11 episodes, 1986
Robin Ramsay ...  Sheik Ahmal 10 episodes, 1986
Keith Aberdein ...  Johnno Ryan 10 episodes, 1986
Ann Brisk ...  Hilary 9 episodes, 1986


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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11 February 1986 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Epistrofi stin Edem  »

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(22 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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The series was a continuation of the three part mini-series, Return to Eden (1983), transmitted in Australia in 1983. The storyline was set seven years after the ending of the mini-series, and several of the original cast members reprised their roles for the TV series, though the roles of Stephanie's two children were recast as they were now grown. See more »


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

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The further adventures of Stephanie Harper
8 June 2012 | by See all my reviews

Following the wild success of the 1983 miniseries Return To Eden came back a couple of years later in the guise of a glossy weekly serial.

Set seven years after the original Stephanie is back and an old enemy is trying to bring her world crashing down.

This series of Return to Eden is much more like American dramas of the same era, namely Dynasty, Falcon Crest, etc, but with more wit and a cast who seem to play their roles with their tongues slightly in cheek.

The plots are typical of 80s excess - company takeovers, faked deaths, and bedroom scenes galore.

Peta Toppano steals the show as Jilly Stewart, delivering her bitchy lines with camp exuberance whilst wearing ever more amazingly over the top costumes as the series progresses. All of the cast are great but special mentions have to go to the lovely Rebecca Gilling playing Stephanie, and James Smillie as her husband Dan Marshall who delivers all of his lines in a true matinée idol style.

This series came to an abrupt ending after just 22 episodes due to poor ratings in it's native Australia and allegedly because the show was so expensive to produce.

If you love your soaps to be glamorous, your story lines over the top and your shoulder pads huge then Return to Eden is the show for you!

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