The Restless Years
was a soap opera which aired on the Ten Network In Australia. The series was based in Sydney and followed a group of school leavers trying to make it in the world.
The Grundy Organisation in conjunction with RTL4 in Holland has produced a version titled Goede Tijden, Slechte Tijden
which has screened successfully on Dutch TV. Launched in 1990, Goede Tijden, Slechte Tijden was Europe’s first daily drama serial, and in 1992 its German counterpart Gute Zeiten, schlechte Zeiten
was launched. In both cases the shows were initially based on Reg Watson’s original scripts written for The Restless Years
with slight alterations to bring the show up-to-date and to match local conditions. After the first year or so the scripts increasingly diverged from their source, partly because of unpredictable cast changes, and the differing popularity of certain actors. More than fifteen years after their launch both shows remain popular successes in their respective markets.