Neighbours

Neighbours

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Neighbours

Neighbours is an Australian television soap opera. It was first broadcast on the Seven Network on 18 March 1985. 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 earlier soap 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, beginning 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.

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Genre
Soap opera
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Created by
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Starring
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Music by add_black music by
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Theme music composer
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Opening theme
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Composer add_black composer
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Country of origin
Australia
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Original language
English
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No. of seasons add_black no. of seasons
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No. of episodes
8,250
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PRODUCTION

Executive producer
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Producer
Natalie Lynch
Natalie Mandel
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News editor add_black news editor
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Production location
Melbourne, Victoria
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Animator add_black animator
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Editor add_black editor
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Camera setup
Video (1985-2007)
HD Video (2007-)
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Running time
22 minutes
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RELEASE

Original network
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Picture format
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Audio format
Stereo
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First shown in add_black first shown in
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Original release
18 March 1985 (1985-03-18)
present
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CHRONOLOGY

Preceded by add_black preceded by
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