Echo Point (TV series)

Echo Point is an Australian television soap opera produced by Southern Star Group for Network Ten on 1 June 1995 until 1 December 1995[citation needed]

Echo Point
GenreDrama
Written byPim Hendrix
Jason Herbison
Directed byHelen Gaynor
Steve Mann
Alan Coleman
StarringJessica Napier
Melissa Tkautz
Rose Byrne
Liddy Clark
John Clayton
Louise Crawford
Victoria Nicolls
Diarmid Heidenreich
Martin Henderson
Roxane Wilson
David E Woodley
Country of originAustralia
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes130
Production
Running time30 minutes
Production companySouthern Star Group
Release
Original networkNetwork Ten
Original release1 June (1995-06-01) –
1 December 1995 (1995-12-01)

The series was devised as an attempt by the Ten Network to rival the opposition soap Home and Away on the Seven Network. The series focused on several families and teenagers in a coastal community, and a key on-going storyline concerned renewed interest in a long-unsolved local murder mystery.

TransmissionsEdit

Echo Point originally aired at 7:00pm weeknights (scheduled against Home and Away and Sale of the Century) to low ratings. The series was then shifted to the 6.00pm timeslot[1] but was cancelled after 130 episodes had been produced. The final episodes were aired in a late night 11.30pm slot.

UKEdit

The only two ITV stations purchased the series in the UK.  Grampian Television started screening the series from 1 September 1997 as a replacement for Paradise Beach, shown Monday to Wednesday at 17:10–17:40, until early August 1998 when the remaining 20 episodes were broadcast at 10.30am each weekday. Central Television screened the series Tuesday to Thursday at 13:15–13:45 as the replacement for A Country Practice from 4 August 1998 and completed the series in June 1999.

New ZealandEdit

TV3 in New Zealand picked up the series for just a few weeks in 1996 but then later cancelled, the show which featured former Shortland Street actor Martin Henderson.

CastEdit

In alphabetical order:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "TV Week". 8 July 1995. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)

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