A Country Practice
1992
A Country Practice was the aussie drama/soap set at a medical practice in a fictional New South Wales town of Wandin Valley. It was shown on ITV in the afternoons from 1982, but not all the ITV regions showed the soap,

G.P.
1992
G.P. was another aussie soap drama based on a medical practice in Sydney

Click for larger image Home and Away
1990
Click for larger image In 1989 ITV began showing the Australian soap Home and Away, based around a caravan park of 'Summer Bay'

Home and Away
1993
another set of titles from 1993...

Click for larger image Home and Away
1998
Click for larger image A different set of titles, using the same theme tune by Mark Williams and Karen Boddington, which was actually released as a single in 1989

Click for larger image Neighbours
1987
In 1986, BBC 1 started showing Neighbours, the aussie soap based on families who live in thge six houses of Ramsay Street, a cul de sac in the suburb of Erinsborough.
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Click for larger image Neighbours
1987 / 1988
The soap quickly became cult viewing, and attracted huge ratings over 18 million, and the show was given an early evening repeat after CBBC at 5.30pm.
 
The episode on the left (introduced by Andy Crane and Ed The Duck) was written by one Ian Smith, the same Ian Smith who played Harold Bishop in the show.

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Click for larger image Neighbours
late1980s
Same cheesy music, different titles!
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Click for larger image Neighbours
1992
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Click for larger image Neighbours
1995
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Click for larger image Neighbours
1996
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Click for larger image Neighbours
1998
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Click for larger image Neighbours
2005
Click for larger image Cheesy smiles galore in these opening titles...
 
The Neighbours logotype is called Brush Script


Click for larger image Neighbours
2007
Click for larger image Are these set of titles inspired by The Simpsons?

Click for larger image Neighbours
2008
Click for larger image In 2008 Neighbours, Britain's favourite daytime switched networks from BBC One to Five

Click for larger image Prisoner
1980s
Take another trip down to The Wentworth Detention Centre
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Shortland Street
1995
Shortland Street is actually made in New Zealand, the soap is set around Shortland Street Hospital a fictitious Auckland City public hospital

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1996

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Click for larger image Sons and Daughters
1980s
Click for larger image Sons and Daughters, love and laughter, tears and sadness and happiness...
 
The series ran from 1981 - 1987 in Australia


Click for larger image Sons and Daughters
1985
Opening and closing credits from 1985 with TVS continuity
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Click for larger image Sons and Daughters
1980s
Opening and closing credits from 1985 with Anglia continuity
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Click for larger image The Sullivans
1980s
The Sullivans soap was about an average middle-class Melbourne family living through World War II
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Click for larger image The Young Doctors
1980s
The series was set in and around Sydney's Albert Memorial Hospital, in it's heyday The Young Doctors was rubbished by critics for its poor scripts and unconvincing acting, but that of course was its charm, like Crossroads. If real nurses wore dresses as tight and short as those in the soap, they'd probably end up in hospital beds themselves!
 
The series ran for 6 years.

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Click for larger image The Young Doctors
1980s
Another set of titles here.
 
One memorable character was Ada, played by Gwen Plumb as the busy body kiosk attendant. Her character was involved in various laughable storylines including having her appendix removed in a lift, fell from a cliff suffered amnesia and then had heart surgery, she also suffered another heart attack whilst on duty.

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Click for larger image The Young Doctors
1982
Click for larger image Another opening title sequence and end credits

Click for larger image The Young Doctors
1983
Click for larger image Here's another edition of The Young Doctors with that groovy theme tune

Click for larger image The Young Doctors
1980s
Click for larger image Another version from the late 80s with some Central continuity.
 
The Young Doctors was axed in Australia, 1982 this was actually due to the advent of one-day cricket. Kerry Packer frequently changed the time slot to accommodate cricket coverage on his Australian tv channel, ratings plummeted, and after 6 years the wards were vacated, kiosk emptied of sweets and sandwiches and the last glass of sweet white wine was poured at Bunny's Place.