Shortland Street premieres on Living

3:00pm Monday, August 23 on LIVING

New Zealand’s longest-running soap comes to the UK this week with double bills of classic episodes of Shortland Street. The series is a beloved Kiwi institution that follows the personal and professional drama surrounding a group of doctors at an Auckland hospital. Viewers can learn what has kept TV fans in New Zealand hooked for 18 years, as some of the most exciting episodes reintroduce the intense and emotional show to British audiences.

The action focuses on Kieran Mitchell (Coronation Street cutie Adam Rickitt), a handsome young Englishman who moves to New Zealand to open a bar, only to become entangled in scandal and crime in Ferndale, the fictitious suburb where the series is set. It is not just a tense love triangle with volatile Claire and sweet-natured Libby that is troubling Kieran. He also has a secret and unsavoury past that threatens to destroy his new life in New Zealand when a mysterious woman named Suchin comes looking for him.

Kieran has plenty to worry about with his romantic life in a shambles, but his lady issues are actually not the worst of his problems. A serial killer is terrorising Ferndale and Kieran becomes the main suspect for the crimes. Will he be cleared or convicted of the grisly killings? Viewers can see what happened when one of the UK’s best loved soap stars travelled to the other side of the world for even more drama and romance, when exciting instalments of Shortland Street appear this week, only on LIVING.

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