Reg Watson i(10 works by) (a.k.a. Reginald James Watson)
Gender: Male
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BiographyHistory

One of the most prolific creator/writers of television 'soap' dramas in the world, Reg Watson was the creative force behind some of Australia's most popular television programs - including The Restless Years (1977), Case for the Defence (1977), King's Men (1978), Prisoner (q.v., 1979), Sons and Daughters (q.v., 1982) and Neighbours (q.v., 1985).

Born in Brisbane, Watson gained much of his early experience in England working on such shows as Crossroads. After returning to Australia he was employed by the Grundy Organisation to help it establish a foothold in television drama, having dominated the game show genre for almsot two decades.

Personal Awards

2010 Order of Australia Member of the Order of Australia (AM) For service to the media as a poineer in the creation and production of serial television drama.

Awards for Works

Neighbours 1985 series - publisher film/TV

A daily television drama series set in the fictional Melbourne suburb of Erinsborough, Neighbours chronicles the lives of the residents of Ramsay Street. The series initially revolved around three families: the Ramsays (at number 24 Ramsay Street), the Robinsons (at number 26), and the Clarkes (at number 28). The scope of the series has since broadened to include new Ramsay Street familes.

1990 winner Logie Awards Most Popular Series
1989 winner Logie Awards Most Popular Series
1988 winner Logie Awards Most Popular Drama Series
1987 winner Logie Awards Most Popular Drama Series
Neighbours 1985 series - publisher film/TV

A daily television drama series set in the fictional Melbourne suburb of Erinsborough, Neighbours chronicles the lives of the residents of Ramsay Street. The series initially revolved around three families: the Ramsays (at number 24 Ramsay Street), the Robinsons (at number 26), and the Clarkes (at number 28). The scope of the series has since broadened to include new Ramsay Street familes.

1990 winner Logie Awards Most Popular Series
1989 winner Logie Awards Most Popular Series
1988 winner Logie Awards Most Popular Drama Series
1987 winner Logie Awards Most Popular Drama Series
Sons and Daughters 1981 series - publisher film/TV

Sons and Daughters explores the dramatic incidents in the lives of the wealthy Hamilton family and the working-class Palmer family. The premise that underpinned the show's early years concerned the character John Palmer, on the run from the Melbourne police, who suspect him of murder. He travels to Sydney and falls in love with the wealthy Angela Hamilton, but they are later revealed to be twins who were separated at birth and raised separately: John raised by the wise former prostitute Fiona Thompson before returning to live with his father and Angela raised by her mother, who subsequently married into money. More wealth later arrives through the introduction of the Morrell clan, who have managed to marry their way into the Hamilton family.

1983 winner Logie Awards Most Popular Drama Series
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