Starting Out

Starting Out is an Australian television soap opera made for the Nine Network by the Reg Grundy Organisation in 1983.

Starting Out
GenreSoap opera
Created byReg Watson
Country of originAustralia
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes85
ProducerSue Masters
Production companyReg Grundy Organisation
Original networkNine Network
Original release18 April 1983 (1983-04-18) –
1983 (1983)
Preceded byThe Young Doctors


The five-night-a-week series was created by Reg Watson as the network's replacement for the long-running serial The Young Doctors. It was produced by Sue Masters who had also been the producer of The Young Doctors.

It was set at a medical college with an emphasis on young people getting their first experience of living away from home and leading independent lives. Starting Out debuted 18 April 1983 and aired in an early evening slot before the network's news service.[1]



The series failed to gain sufficient ratings and was quickly cancelled and removed from network schedules by 20 May 1983. Some of the unaired episodes were screened sporadically out-of-ratings in late 1983. Not until a late night repeat run several years after production did all of the 85 produced episodes go to air.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Mercado, Andrew. Super Aussie Soaps, Pluto Press Australia, 2004. ISBN 1-86403-191-3 p 198-200