Tonight marks the end of an era — after 37 years and 8903 episodes, Neighbours comes to an end. The longest running Australian television drama series. It survived changes of broadcasters in both Australia and the United Kingdom, created international stars, provided a rite of passage for many in the industry, boosted tourism and migration to Australia and maintained a loyal community of fans, particularly in the UK.
As we farewell the show, here’s a quick look at some of the faces, events, celebrations, shocks and cliffhangers that have graced the covers of magazines over those years.
Neighbours: The Final Episodes. Tonight, 28 July, 7.30pm. Ten,10 Peach, 10 Play.