It was first broadcast on 18 March 1985 and currently airs on digital channel Eleven.
The following is a list of characters that first appeared in the soap in 2012, by order of first appearance.
Until May, characters were introduced by the soap's executive producer, Susan Bower.
Four piece indie band William and the Tells made their debut as Red Cotton in the same month, while Toby Wallace made his debut as Corey O'Donahue.
Dominic Emmerson and Rani Kapoor began appearing from February. Harley Canning and Bradley Fox arrived in September, while Georgia Brooks, Francesca Villante and Father Guidotti made their debuts in October. Scotty Boland and Patrick Villante began appearing from December.
Vanessa Villante arrived in March, while Sheila Canning, Bernard Cabello and Zoe Alexander made their debuts from May. Of joining the show, William Ewing said "It's a huge opportunity for a bunch of local boys.
Being able to blend acting and music will be great fun, and I'm looking forward to meeting long-time hero Lou Carpenter." Andrew Robinson gets in contact with Griffin O'Donahue (William Ewing) and his band, Red Cotton, and arranges for them to play a gig at Eden Hills University.
Andrew then tries to get the band to sign with him.
Andrew persuades Griffin and Red Cotton to film a music video at Erinsborough High.Griffin is unhappy when Sophie Ramsay (Kaiya Jones) turns up, as he believes she dated his younger brother, Corey (Toby Wallace), to get closer to the band.Sophie apologises for hurting Corey, but explains she did not date him to get to the band.Sophie halts the music video and explains the band need more attitude, which Griffin agrees with.However, she gets carried away and wrecks the bathroom they are filming in.Griffin meets Andrew in Charlie's and gives him the bill for the broken guitar.