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Shortland Street
New Zealand's longest running serial drama

A fast-paced serial drama in an urban setting, Shortland Street explores the lives and loves of the patients and staff of a modern metropolitan hospital and contains a heady mix of medical crisis, human drama, comedy, romance and suspense. First airing in 1992, Shortland Street celebrated it's 25th Anniversary in May 2017. With around 40% of all viewers tuning in every night, Shortland Street is regularly the number one show in target demographics 18-39 and Household Shoppers with children. As well as being New Zealand's most successful serial drama, the show screens in several international territories including Fiji, Australia and Ireland.

Press Reviews

  • You bet Shortland Street is the best we can do. For nigh on 28 years, it’s churned out 110 minutes of drama, romance and medical misadventure every single week, and its progressive, dynamic storylines have gripped the nation. Tara Ward

  • For better or worse, Shortland Street does that kind of thing all the time. If it's not dishing up zeitgeist-defining insta-classics like the Warner Family Penis Panic of 2017 say, or poor Dawn's spewy proposal response and poor Drew's Poo-nami nightmare, it's tackling deeply disturbing issues like rape, suicide, violent crime and domestic violence head on, without hesitation or fear. Kylie Klein Nixon

  • Each episode lasted only a few minutes, but the content they packed into those precious seconds was incredible. Tara Ward

Awards

Huawei TV Legend Award 2019

Asian Acadaemy Creative Awards: Best Telenovala/Soap

Qantas TV Awards: People's Choice Best Show

TV Guide Best on the Box People's Choice Awards: Best Drama

Best Supporting Actress: Aotearoa Film and TV Awards (Rena Owen)

Bronze Medal: RSVP & Nexus Awards

Best TV Drama Script: Script Writers Awards NZ

Runtime:
30

Producer(s):
Maxine Fleming

Director(s):
various

Executive Producer(s):
Kelly Martin, Chris Bailey

Writer(s):
various

Production Year
2017

Type
TV Series

Genre
Drama

Stage
Production

Website:
www.tvnz.co.nz/shortlandstreet

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