E Street 33 years old

E Street is an Australian television soap opera created by Forrest Redlich and produced by Network Ten from 24 January 1989 to 13 May 1993. Whereas Neighbours is set in a middle-class suburb, Home and Away in a seaside town, and Richmond Hill a semi-rural ordinary community, E Street was set in a tough inner-city district called Westside and stories revolved around the local community there. The moderately successful and sedately-paced Grundy serial Richmond Hill was cancelled by Ten to make way for E Street. Richmond Hill had also been successfully sold to ITV in the UK, and was rating in the high-20's in Australia, so it was a huge gamble by Ten to axe it and replace it with the untried E Street. Indeed, it would take 3 years for a UK broadcaster to pick up the soap and E Street initially rated somewhat lower than Richmond Hill in Australia, but audience research indicated that it attracted a significant proportion of the 14-35 audience and a large male viewership - a demographic highly prized by advertisers. Later, with racier storylines, the ratings climbed, eventually eclipsing the figures that Richmond Hill had attracted. E Street ran for 404 one-hour episodes. Like many Australian soap operas before it, E Street was broadcast as two one-hour episodes each week and until the premiere of HeadLand in November 2005, it had been the last Australian soap opera to screen its episodes in this format.

Credits

Cast

Name Character
Leslie Dayman She was 51 , now 84 years old
Briony Behets She was 37 , now 70 years old
Marcus Graham He was 25 , now 58 years old
Noel Hodda He was 35 , now 68 years old
Cecily Polson
Tony Martin He was 3 , 27 years old when he died
Serge Lazareff He was 44 , now 77 years old
Vince Martin He was 51 , 81 years old when he died
Brooke Anderson She was 10 , now 44 years old
Diane Craig She was 39 , now 72 years old
Virginia Hey She was 36 , now 69 years old
Joan Sydney She was 52 , now 85 years old
Julieanne Newbould She was 32 , now 65 years old
Richard Huggett He was 24 , now 57 years old
Alyssa-Jane Cook She was 21 , now 55 years old
Rebecca Rigg She was 21 , now 54 years old
Tony Martin (Australian actor) He was 36 , now 69 years old

Crew

Name Job title
E Street poster
E Street (33 years)

Ended

  • First Air Date: 1989-01-24
  • Runtime: [60] minutes
  • Number of Episodes: 35