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|Created by||Reg Watson|
|Country of origin||Australia|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||85|
|Production company||Reg Grundy Organisation|
|Original network||Nine Network|
|Original release||18 April 1983 –|
|Preceded by||The 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.
The youthful cast included:
The more experienced cast members complementing the young leads included:
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.