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Australian soap opera

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Neighbours: Australian soap opera
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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Neighbours creator Reg Watson dies aged 93

Former stars of the popular soap opera pay tribute to "a legend" and a "pioneer of drama".
BBC News - Published

Jason Donovan rushes to tackle neighbour's fire in just his underpants

'This is a good reason to always wear PJs to bed but much more importantly to have fire extinguishers at hand in the home,' former Neighbours star tweets
Independent - Published

Stripper threw glass at soap star after he declined dance, court hears

Lawyers for Gold Coast dancer Danielle Lee tell her trial that 'Neighbours' actor Scott McGregor was drunk and abusive and called Ms Lee a 'dirty slut'.
The Age - Published

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