AFTERNOON STRIPPED Aussie cut-price DYNASTY tomfoolery from the melodrama meister Reg Grundy. SONS AND DAUGHTERS, or SODS, followed the trials and tribulations of two disparate families: the affluent, posho Hamiltons and the ocker “she’ll be right, mate” blue collar Palmers – linked by a pair of twins born out of wedlock and adopted by both families. The sole valid reason for watching was to spot the various waifs and strays from THE SULLIVANS, THE YOUNG DOCTORS, PRISONER: CELL BLOCK H etc., all of whom who later hit the big time settling down in Erinsborough or Summer Bay. Yet SODS ushered in a few innovations in Aussie soaps in a well-intentioned effort to bridge the long-standing rivalry between Sydney and Melbourne by locating its characters and actually producing episodes in both cities. Revived at the turn of the millennium by Channel 5 to fill the crud vacuum left by the departure of PRISONER’s menopausal miscreants from the late-night schedules. Which says it all really.