Echo Point (TV series)
|Written by||Pim Hendrix
|Directed by||Helen Gaynor
David E Woodley
|Country of origin||Australia|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||100|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Southern Star Group|
|Original channel||Network Ten|
|Original release||1 June 1995 – 1 December 1995|
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.
Echo Point originally aired at 7:00pm weeknights (scheduled against Home And Away and Sale of the Century) to low ratings and the series was cancelled after a little over 100 episodes had been produced. The final episodes were aired in a late night 11.30pm slot. The only purchaser of the series in the UK was Central Television, the only member of the ITV network to screen it. Central screened the series at 1315-1345 in the summer of 1998 following the conclusion of A Country Practice. TV3 in New Zealand picked up the series for just a few weeks in 1996 but then later cancelled, the show featured former Shortland Street actor Martin Henderson.
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