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Shortland Street - First Episode Television – 1992 Drama

Shortland Street - First Episode

Television – 1992 Drama

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This iconic serial drama is based around the births, deaths and marriages of the staff and patients of Shortland Street Hospital. A South Pacific Pictures production, it screens five nights a week on TV2. The show has screened internationally, and is by far New Zealand's longest running TV drama (though not the first ‘soap’ — that honour goes to Close to Home, which played twice a week from 1975 - 1983). Characters and lines from Shortland Street have entered the culture, most famously “you’re not in Guatemala now, Dr Ropata!”, which features in this first episode.

Key Cast & Crew

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Brian Lennane

Director

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Caterina De Nave

Producer

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Jason Daniel

Writer