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 network||Network Ten|
|Original release||1 June – 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 two ITV stations purchased the series in the UK. Grampian Television started screening the series from 1 September 1997 as a replacement from Paradise Beach, shown Monday to Wednesday. Central Television screened the series Tuesday to Thursday at 13:15-13:45 from August 1998 and completed the series in June 1999.
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