Entertainment: Neighbours

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Entertainment: Neighbours Gender: N/A
TV series
born on 18 March 1985 at 17:30 (= 5:30 PM )
Place Sydney, Australia, 33s52, 151e13
Timezone AEST h10e (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 27°39' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 22°07 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 14°01'

Entertainment: Neighbours (Original logo used for promotion)


Australian television soap opera, first broadcast on the Seven Network. It was created by TV executive Reg Watson, who proposed the idea of making a show that focused on realistic stories and portrayed adults and teenagers who talk openly and solve their problems together. Seven decided to commission the show following the success of Watson's Sons and Daughters, which aired on the network. Although successful in Melbourne, Neighbours underperformed in the Sydney market and struggled for months before Seven cancelled it. The show was immediately bought by rival network Ten. After taking over production of the show, the new network had to build replica sets because Seven destroyed the originals to prevent its rival from obtaining them. Ten began screening Neighbours on 20 January 1986, taking off where the previous series left off and commencing with episode 171. Neighbours has since become the longest running drama series in Australian television and in 2005, it was inducted collectively into the Logie Hall of Fame. On 11 January 2011, Neighbours moved to Ten's digital channel, Eleven.

The show's storylines concern the domestic and professional lives of the people who live and work in Erinsborough, a fictional suburb of Melbourne, Victoria. The series primarily centres on the residents of Ramsay Street, a short cul-de-sac, and its neighbouring area, the Lassiters complex, which includes a bar, hotel, cafe, police station, lawyers' office and park. Neighbours began with three families created by Watson – the Ramsays, the Robinsons and the Clarkes. Watson said that he wanted to show three families who are friends living in a small street. The Robinsons and the Ramsays had a long history and were involved in an ongoing rivalry.

Through its entire run in Australia, Neighbours has been screened as a twenty-two-minute episode each week night in an early-evening slot. The show has been sold to over sixty countries around the world, making it one of Australia's most successful media exports. Neighbours was first screened in the United Kingdom in October 1986 on BBC1 where it achieved huge popularity among British audiences in the late 1980s and 1990s. In 2008, it moved to the UK's Channel 5.

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  • associate relationship with Act, Courtney (born 18 February 1982). Notes: Guest star, 2020
  • associate relationship with Bayly, Lorraine (born 16 January 1937). Notes: Played Faye Hudson, 1991-1992
  • associate relationship with Bonner, Carla (born 3 March 1973). Notes: Played Stephanie Scully, 1999-2010, 2013, 2015-
  • associate relationship with Bonner, Harley (born 27 April 1991). Notes: Played Josh Willis, 2013-2016
  • associate relationship with Clark, Sam (born 18 October 1987). Notes: Played Ringo Brown, 2007-2010
  • associate relationship with Clifton, Jane (born 10 April 1949). Notes: Played Nerida Willow, 2010
  • associate relationship with Donovan, Jason (born 1 June 1968). Notes: Played Scott Robinson, 1985-1989
  • associate relationship with Duncan, Paula (born 15 September 1952). Notes: Played Carolyn Johnstone, 2011
  • associate relationship with Dysart, Tommy (born 24 December 1935). Notes: Played Fergus MacLeod, 2001
  • associate relationship with Falzon, Dan (born 24 November 1974). Notes: Played Rick Alessi, 1992-1995
  • associate relationship with Fitzpatrick, Kate (born 1 October 1947). Notes: Played Loris Timmins, 2005-2006
  • associate relationship with Gleave, Erin (born 22 May 1982). Notes: Played Sienna Cammeniti, 2008
  • associate relationship with Goodrem, Delta (born 9 November 1984). Notes: Played Nina Tucker, 2002–2005, 2015
  • associate relationship with Haddy, Anne (born 5 October 1930). Notes: Played Helen Daniels, 1985-1997
  • associate relationship with Hemsworth, Liam (born 13 January 1990). Notes: Played Josh Taylor, 2007-2008
  • associate relationship with Jones, Kaiya (born 19 March 1996). Notes: Played Sophie Ramsay, 2009-2013
  • associate relationship with Kane, Adelaide (born 9 August 1990). Notes: Played Lolly Allen, 2007
  • associate relationship with Mendelsohn, Ben (born 3 April 1969). Notes: Played Warren Murphy, 1986-1987
  • associate relationship with Minogue, Kylie (born 28 May 1968). Notes: Played Charlene "Lenny" Robinson/Mitchell, 1986-1988
  • associate relationship with Nimmo, Derek (born 19 September 1930). Notes: Played Lord Ledgerwood, 1990
  • associate relationship with Pearce, Guy (born 5 October 1967). Notes: Played Mike Young, 1986-1989
  • associate relationship with Robbie, Margot (born 2 July 1990). Notes: Played Donna Freedman, 2008-2011
  • associate relationship with Wallace, Rowena (born 23 August 1947). Notes: Played Mary Casey, 2007
  • associate relationship with Yemm, Norman (born 23 March 1933). Notes: Played Ray Murphy / Jack O'Connor

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from "Neighbours," Television.AU [1]: "Neighbours made its debut on Monday 18 March 1985, but from day one it was headed for trouble as the members of the Seven Network — ATN7 Sydney, HSV7 Melbourne, BTQ7 Brisbane and ADS7 Adelaide — ended up slotting the series in different timeslots. HSV7 and ADS7 scheduled it weeknights 6.00pm, leading into the news at 6.30pm. While ATN7, which had their one-hour news at 6.00pm, slotted Neighbours at 5.30pm."


  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (30 Logie Awards)
  • Notable : Famous : First in Field (Longest running drama series in Australian television)
  • Mundane : Misc. Mundane : Release dates (TV series)