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Paula Duncan and Tim Elston in the television promos for Richmond Hill (screen cap)
form y separately published work icon Richmond Hill series - publisher   film/TV  
Issue Details: First known date: 1988... 1988 Richmond Hill
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Like previous Grundy production Waterloo Station, Richmond Hill was an attempt to replicate Crawford Productions' success with the police-drama/soap-opera fusion that was Cop Shop. But like Waterloo Station, it was unsuccessful, limping through a year's worth of poor ratings before being cancelled.

Moran notes in his Guide to Australian TV Series that the program was

designed to fit on the other side of the main evening news, thus hopefully holding viewers already hooked by Neighbours. Although the program had its share of younger characters, it is chiefly remembered for its older players, including the monumental Maggie Kirkpatrick as the pretentious butt of much of the comedy, veteran Gwen Plumb as the caring owner of a boarding house, and Ross Higgins as the police sergeant trying to hold it all together.

Moran also notes that the serial cost $8 million to produce.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Reg Grundy Enterprises , 1988 .
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      The 'Welcome to Richmond Hill' sign doubled as the program title screen (screen cap from television promos)
      Extent: 92x30min. episodesp.
      Description: Produced on videotape; colour
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