Salatut elämät

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Salatut elämät
Salkkarit.svg
Logo used from 2014 to early 2019.
Also known asSalkkarit
GenreSoap opera
Drama
Created byJason Daniel
Anne Harris
Greg Stevens[1]
StarringRegular cast members
Opening theme"Tunteisiin"
ComposersVesa Mäkinen (1999–2014)
Epidemic Sound (2014–)
Universal Publishing Production Music (2017–)
Country of originFinland
Original languageFinnish
No. of seasons23
No. of episodes4,000
(as of 4 June 2021)
Production
Executive producersEerika Vermilä
Marika Makaroff
Sarita Harma
ProducersMarko Äijö
Aku Louhimäki
Production locationsFremantleMedia studio, Konala, Helsinki, Finland
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time21 minutes
(without adverts)
Production companyFremantleMedia Finland
DistributorFremantle International
Release
Original networkMTV3
Sub (reruns)
Picture format16:9 (25 January 2010 – present)
4:3 (25 January 1999 – 22 January 2010)
Original release25 January 1999 (1999-01-25)[1] –
present
Chronology
Related showsRomeo & Rafael Desperados (2008)
Lillukanvarsia (2010–2011)
Tuuliranta (2011–2012, 2019)
Young Man Cash Man (2013)
Young Girl, Dream Girl (2014)
Satula (2015)
Bikineitä ja timantteja (2016)
Pihlajakadun tuhmat tädit (2016–2017)
Kämppä tyhjänä (2018–2019)
Pihlajasatu (2018–2020)
Pahainpäivä (2018)
Soppatykkimiehet (2018)
MC Taalasbiili (2019)
Ullalla on asiaa (2019)
External links
Website

Salatut elämät (Secret Lives[2]) is a Finnish television soap opera that premiered on MTV3 on 25 January 1999.[1]

During the series' 22-year run, over 4,000 episodes have been aired, making it the longest running drama in television in the Nordics. On 12 June 2017, it was announced that Salatut elämät will be on the air until the summer 2023[3] making the series the longest-lasting drama series of all time in Finland. The series' storylines follow the daily lives of several families who live in the same apartment block in Helsinki. The series primarily centres on the residents of Pihlajakatu and its neighbouring areas. Only six of the original twenty characters Ismo (Esko Kovero), Kalle (Pete Lattu), Ulla (Maija-Liisa Peuhu), Aki (Sami Uotila), Kari (Tommi Taurula) and Elina (Inna Tähkänen, originally played by Sanna Luostarinen) still remain in the series, and most of the series' current characters have made their debuts in 2014 or later. Ismo is the only character who has never left the series.

MTV3 also airs reruns of the series every weekend (Monday-Wednesday episodes on Saturday, Thursday-Friday episodes on Sunday). In the summer, the channel airs reruns of the series; in the summer of 2014, episodes from the season 2009–2010 were aired.

Eight web spin-off series have been made; Romeo & Rafael Desperados in 2008, Lillukanvarsia in 2010–2011, Tuuliranta in 2011–2012, Young Man Cash Man in 2013, Young Girl, Dream Girl in 2014, Satula in 2015, Bikineitä ja timantteja (or in English known as Bikinis and Diamonds) in 2016 and Pihlajakadun tuhmat tädit in 2016–2017.

On 5 December 2012, the first Salatut elämät movie was released. The teen thriller movie Nightmare – Painajainen merellä ("Nightmare – Nightmare at Sea") was one of the most watched Finnish films of 2012. The film was directed by Marko Äijö and the main characters are Peppi (Sara Säkkinen), Heidi (Venla Savikuja), Jiri (Mikko Parikka), Joonatan (Markku Pulli), Miro (Patrik Borodavkin), Oona (Sara Lohiniva) and Sampo (Sampsa Tuomala). Nightmare - Painajainen merellä also won the Jussi Award in the category Public Favorite. A second film, called Nightmare 2 was released in December 2014.[citation needed]

The show's romantic storyline between Elias (Petteri Paavola) and Lari (Ronny Röslöf), nicknamed "Larias", initially proved very popular on YouTube. A fan account featured clips of the two gay characters. The production company decided not to intervene because they saw it as good publicity.[4]

The starting position of the series[edit]

At the beginning of the series, at the request of caretaker Seppo Taalasmaa (Jarmo Koski) and his wife Ulla (Maija-Liisa Peuhu), the police have come to investigate why Tyyne Puustinen does not open the door. She is found dead in her apartment and police begin to find out the cause of death. The couple later tells about their event to their daughter Elina Taalasmaa (Sanna Luostarinen).

Aki Nikkinen (Sami Uotila) and Markus Ekholm (Andrei Sandberg) have been looking for a suitable retail space for their café for a long time and will eventually find a suitable one. Katja Vainio (Anu Koskinen) promises to be an interior designer. Katja's sister and roommate Jenni (Anu Palevaara) has brought a gentleman Toni Veijalainen (Kristo Salminen) to her home. Jenni receives a letter stating that she has been expelled from school due to continued absences. At the same time, the subsidies also run out, so Jenni asks Toni to be their subtenant.

Jukka Salin (Jouko Keskinen) and his new wife Hanna (Tarja Omenainen) return home from the Canary Islands. At home, they are received by Aleksi (Tuomas Kytömäki), who has just left the army, the middle child of the family Saku (Jasper Pääkkönen) and the family pit Silja (Jonna Keskinen). Hanna and Jukka reveal to the children that they got married during the trip. Saku and Aleksi are happy about Hanna's move to them, but Silja doesn't take the news well, and it doesn't help that Silja hears that Aleksi knew about her marriage intentions.

Ismo Laitela (Esko Kovero) lives next door to Salin family, who is the widow of two teenage children, Miia (Venla Saartamo) and Kalle (Pete Lattu). Ismo works as a retailer in a kiosk-like store called Ismon Valinta ("Ismo's Choice"). Lawyer Laura Kiviranta (Piitu Uski) lives alone as a sworn single.

Themes[edit]

The series has dealt with a wider range of subjects such as abortion, drug abuse, alcoholism, homosexuality, incest, animal rights, rape, religious fanaticism, gambling addiction, teenage pregnancy, domestic violence, cancer, eating disorder, school bullying, narcissistic personality disorder and its effects to the family, the search of biological parents, stealing and racism; many episodes involving these themes have caused public debate.

An exceptionally widespread controversy was started by the season finale aired on 1 June 2009. In the episode, a pregnant woman, Paula Sievinen (Johanna Nurmimaa), was seemingly buried alive and a café exploded during a wedding celebration, which implied death of many main characters. Many, including Finland's Minister of Communications Suvi Lindén, questioned the show's suitability for school children. FICORA (Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority) decided later that the episode was not suitable for children under the age of 11, but the show's programming slot was late enough to meet the regulations.[5][6] In 2013, the original main character Jenni Vainio played by Anu Palevaara, was shot on front of the main house, which caused a lot of talk among the fans of the series. Jenni left the series after a 14-year presence. However, producer Marko Äijö said that the biggest sensation of the series was in the early days, when Kalle Laitela, played by Pete Lattu, kissed another man. At that time, the channel MTV3 received over 40 meters of fax about the kiss.[7]

During the series' entire run in Finland, a 30-minute episode has aired every weekday in an early-evening slot at 7:30 pm. A new season usually premieres in either late August or early September and concludes by the beginning of June. Normally, the series is on a hiatus during the Christmas holidays, approximately 3 or 4 weeks. The series' episodes are also available online at the website http://katsomo.fi/ for 30 days after their original airing.

Settings[edit]

Salatut elämät's main focus is the fictional street Pihlajakatu ("Rowan Street"), located in Ullanlinna, Helsinki. Other locations include a high school, a hospital, Café Moose and an inn, Amanda, which contains the hotel, a restaurant and a gym Amadeus. Former "main café" was Kentauri which, however, exploded during a wedding celebration in the season finale of the 11th season.

All of the houses and other locations featured in the show are filmed at the FremantleMedia studio in Konala, Helsinki. In real life, Pihlajakatu is Huvilakatu, which is located in Ullanlinna, Helsinki. Salatut elämät has also filmed scenes in Tampere and in Lapland. A few episodes have also been filmed in the Canary Islands, Lithuania and London.

Theme song[edit]

The original theme song was called Tunteisiin and performed by Anna Hanski but in 2001, the theme was changed to a version performed by Jore Marjaranta. In 2004, the theme song was replaced by an electronic version of the theme music. In 2014, the theme song was switched back to the original one, first heard on 1999. In 2019, the series got completely new theme song again.

Television ratings[edit]

Since its first episode aired in January 1999, it has been one of the most popular TV shows in Finland, regularly attracting around a million viewers (1/5 of Finland's population). At the moment Salatut elämät is the highest-rated drama series in Finland, although its viewership has declined during the past few years.

Season Episodes Timeslot Season premiere Season finale TV season Most-watched episode
(million viewers)
1. 90 Weekdays 7:30 p.m. 25 January 1999 3 June 1999 1999 1.191
2. 170 30 August 1999 10 May 2000 1999–2000 1.216
3. 180 4 September 2000 14 May 2001 2000–2001 1.360
4. 170 20 August 2001 3 May 2002 2001–2002 1.308
5. 165 2 September 2002 16 May 2003 2002–2003 1.294
6. 160 1 September 2003 6 May 2004 2003–2004 1.150
7. 150 6 September 2004 27 April 2005 2004–2005 1.226
8. 150 Weekdays 7:30 p.m. (autumn 2005)
Mondays – Thursdays 7:30 p.m. (spring 2006)
30 August 2005 29 May 2006 2005–2006 1.160
9. 150 Mondays–Thursdays 7:30 p.m. 14 August 2006 24 May 2007 2006–2007 1.105
10. 190 Weekdays 7:30 p.m. 20 August 2007 4 June 2008 2007–2008 1.033
11. 190 18 August 2008 1 June 2009 2008–2009 1.043
12. 180 24 August 2009 31 May 2010 2009–2010 1.063
13. 180 30 August 2010 27 May 2011 2010–2011 0.937
14. 180 29 August 2011 8 June 2012 2011–2012 0.970
15. 180 3 September 2012 13 June 2013 2012–2013 0.958
16. 170 9 September 2013 12 June 2014 2013–2014 0.896
17. 185 25 August 2014 11 June 2015 2014–2015 0.813
18. 180 31 August 2015 15 June 2016 2015–2016 0.783
19. 188 16 August 2016 13 June 2017 2016–2017 0.748
20. 189 21 August 2017 13 June 2018 2017–2018 0.709
21. 189 20 August 2018 19 June 2019 2018–2019 0.662
22. 209 19 August 2019 23 June 2020 2019–2020 0.646
22. 3 August 2019 2020–2021

Recent characters[edit]

Regular cast members[edit]

Actor Character Duration
Esko Kovero[1] Ismo Laitela 1999–present
Pete Lattu[1] Kalle Laitela 1999–2001, 2002, 2012–present
Sami Uotila Aki Nikkinen 1999–2002, 2014–present
Tommi Taurula Kari Taalasmaa (#1) 1999, 2001–2004, 2005, 2007–2010, 2014, 2015–2018, 2019–present
Timo Jurkka Lasse Sievinen 2004–2012, 2013–2015, 2019–present
Teemu Lehtilä Aaro Vaalanne 2004–2006, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2015, 2017–present
Hanna Kinnunen Salla Mattila 2006–2010, 2019, 2020–present
Sampsa Tuomala Sampo Kaukovaara 2008–2010, 2020–present
Mia Ehrnrooth Ritva "Cindy" Rintala 2009–2014, 2016, 2021–present
Maarit Poussa Jutta Korhonen 2014, 2016, 2017–present
Monika Lindeman Linda Eerikäinen 2015–2018, 2019–2021
Roope Puhakka Severi Sievinen (#3) 2016–present
Vivi Wahlström Viola Helenius (#2) 2016–present
Raimo Grönberg Gunnar Mustavaara (#2) 2017–present
Olga Heikkala Mira Jokinen 2018–present
Jarkko Miettinen Noel Taalasmaa 2018–present
Emma Nopanen Nella Tamminen (#2) 2018–present
Jasmin Voutilainen Aino Kaukovaara (#2) 2018–present
Konsta Hietanen Miki Kajander 2020–present
Inna Tähkänen Elina Taalasmaa (#2) 2020–present
Tuuli Mattila Susu Honkanen 2020–present
Aku Sipola Jere Sievinen 2020–present
Elmeri Ylä-Rautio Matias Kajander 2020–present
Sofia Lehtinen Laila Kajander 2020–present
Tuure Taskinen Henrik Ekholm 2021–present
Axel Milliam Kristian Harju 2021–present

Recurring cast members[edit]

Actor Character Duration
Joonatan Suvinen Tomi Laiho 2020–present
Johanna Ruonala Kiira Lahtinen 2020–present
Oliver Hatava Toivo Taalasmaa 2021–present
Johanna Anttila Joanna Lumijoki 2021–present
Lenita Susi Daniela Honkanen 2021–present
Susanna Laine Marika Honkanen 2021–present

Notes[edit]

  • Kari Taalasmaa was played by Henri Halkola, instead of Tommi Taurula, during few episodes on the 11th season, because Taurula was temporarily at sick leave.
  • Severi Sievinen first appeared in the series from 2009 to 2010 as a baby and was played by Sisu Koukkula, but in January 2011, Koukkula was replaced by Rufus Rusanen and Rusanen was replaced by Roope Puhakka in November 2016.
  • Gunnar Mustavaara was first played by Antti Seppä from 2016 to 2017. Raimo Grönberg took over the role in November 2017, due to Seppä's retirement.
  • Viola Helenius was first briefly played in 2015 to 2016 by Annalisa Tyrväinen. Tyrväinen was replaced by Vivi Wahlström in November 2016.
  • Aino Kaukovaara first appeared in the series from 2008 to 2010 as child and was played by Janna Ilmanen, but when the character returned to the film and spin-off-series as adult in 2014 and 2015 together with series in 2018. Ilmanen has been replaced by Jasmin Voutilainen.
  • Nella Tamminen was played by Sonja Kasurinen from 2014 to 2018, but got replaced by Emma Nopanen.
  • Elina Taalasmaa was first played by Sanna Luostarinen from 1999 to 2008. When the character returned in April 2020, the role was taken over by Inna Tähkänen, due to Luostarinen's retirement from acting.

Cast changes[edit]

Returning[edit]

Actor Character Duration
Maija-Liisa Peuhu Ulla Taalasmaa 1999–2007, 2010, 2013–2020, 2021
Inkeri Mertanen Dahlia Mustavaara 2016–2020

Maija-Liisa Peuhu (b. 1942) and Inkeri Mertanen (b. 1949) were written off the show due COVID-19 pandemic, because they are over 70 years so they could not participate in filming.

Departing[edit]

Actor Character Duration
Monika Lindeman Linda Eerikäinen 2015–2018, 2019–2021

Former characters[edit]

Last appeared in 2021[edit]

Actor Character Duration
Jarmo Koski Seppo Taalasmaa 1999–2013, 2017, 2020–2021
Inga Sulin Karin Ekholm 2001–2002, 2021
Nora Rinne Camilla Mustavaara 2001–2004, 2014, 2015, 2016–2021
Irina Vartia Monica Mustavaara 2014–2018, 2019, 2020–2021
Tiia Elg Eva Tamminen 2014–2019, 2020–2021
Maija Rissanen Pirita Salonius 2016, 2017–2018, 2020, 2021
Aaron Bojang Benjamin Taalasmaa (#2) 2017–2021
Julia Korpinen Anna Ihalainen 2019–2021
Ilona Chevakova Sabrina Mustavaara 2019–2021
Sienna Nord Nadja Tamminen 2019–2021
Esko Kovero Kalervo Laitela 2020, 2021
Juha Svahn Ingvar Mustavaara 2020, 2021
Mikko Virtanen Lauri Rossi 2020–2021

Last appeared in 2020[edit]

Actor Character Duration
Heli Perttula Päivi Helenius 2006, 2017, 2020
Mikko Parikka Jiri Viitamäki 2010–2020
Emil Hallberg Onni "Tale" Taalasmaa (#2) 2011–2018, 2019–2020
Hemmo Karja Janne Haukkala 2011–2019, 2020
Riitta Elstelä Anni Vatanen 2011–2012, 2019, 2020
Kerttu Rissanen Sanni Pohjonen 2014–2020
Ruupertti Arponen Ilja Taalasmaa (#2) 2015–2020
Tuomas Happo Pupu 2016–2020
Pinja Kanon Iida Mustonen (#2) 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Eva Adamson Tiina Järvinen 2017–2018, 2020
Ukko Sirén Magnus Mustavaara 2017–2018, 2019, 2020
Nora Rinne Satu Similä 2018–2019, 2020
Pablo Ounaskari Ressu Mattila 2019–2020
Ville Kettunen Samuli Palokoski 2019–2020
Celin El Azizi Victoria Saari 2019–2020
Lemmy Alapeteri Rasmus Joenperä (#2) 2020
Rinna Paatso Ritva Ryynänen 2020

Last appeared in 2019[edit]

Actor Character Duration
Tuomas Kytömäki Aleksi Salin 1999–2004, 2008, 2014, 2019
Johanna Nurmimaa Paula Sievinen 2004–2012, 2013–2014, 2018–2019
Marko Reinola Jarkko Peltonen 2007–2009, 2010, 2019
Tero Tiittanen Sergei Kuula 2008, 2011, 2012–2017, 2018, 2019
Sara Parikka Peppi Puolakka 2008–2014, 2015–2016, 2017–2019
Ronny Roslöf Lari Väänänen 2011, 2012–2017, 2018–2019
Anna Rimpelä Tiina Rajala 2013, 2018, 2019
Daniela Hoffström Taiga Kuula (#2) 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019
Johanna Puhakka Alissa Nikkinen 2015–2019
Saara Widbom Dr. Romppainen 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019
Rauli Ylitalo Sami Kosonen 2015–2019
Miikka Wallin Pietari Haukkala 2016–2019
Sofia Arasola Lola Vinberg 2017–2019
Annemari Laaksonen Tamara 2018, 2019
Leo Kirjonen Tero Puustinen 2018–2019
Nora Rinne Tuula Rautio 2018–2019
Marius Laiho Tommi Juslin 2018–2019

Last appeared in 2018[edit]

Actor Character Duration
Jarkko Nyman Sebastian Vuorela (#2) 2009–2010, 2011–2017, 2018
Sonja Kasurinen Nella Tamminen (#1) 2014–2018
Martina Aitolehti Seireeni 2015, 2016, 2018
Marjatta Rinne Salme Hämäläinen 2017–2018
Joni Ollikainen Mika Joenperä 2017–2018
Luka Pajuhi Rasmus Joenperä (#1) 2017–2018
Mirja Oksanen Rosmarine Duncker 2018

Last appeared in 2017[edit]

Actor Character Duration
Olga Temonen Noora Autio 2007–2008, 2009–2010, 2017
Susanna Mikkonen Liisa Salo 2010–2014, 2017
Petteri Paavola Elias Vikstedt (#2) 2011–2016, 2017
Oona Kare Marianna Kurki 2013–2017
Oliver Lehto Oliver Vuorela (#2) 2013–2017
Anne Nielsen Anita Pajuniemi 2013, 2017
Janne Saarinen Anton Helenius 2015–2017
Miia Räikkönen Raakel Kurki 2015, 2016, 2017
Antti Seppä Gunnar Mustavaara (#1) 2016–2017
Uncredited Mikael Salo (#2) 2017
Ami Suojanen-Korhonen Marjut 2017
Julian Riikonen Nuutti Seppä 2017

Last appeared in 2016[edit]

Actor Character Duration
Satu Linnapuomi Kukka-Maaria Kujala 2000, 2016
Ella Pyhältö Meri Vikstedt 2010, 2011, 2016
Rosa Rusanen Iida Mustonen (#1) 2011–2016
Rufus Rusanen Severi Sievinen (#2) 2011–2016
Maria Nieminen Kristiina Pohjonen/Liisa Laitela 2013–2016
Annalisa Tyrväinen Viola Helenius (#1) 2015, 2016
Elsa Pankkonen Moilanen (Ilja Taalasmaa's capturer) 2015, 2016
Venla Saartamo Kirsi Huovinen 2016
Ville Eerikkilä Jesse 2016

Last appeared in 2015[edit]

Actor Character Duration
Jaana Saarinen Maarit Salin 1999, 2000–2004, 2007–2008, 2015
Sannamaija Pekkarinen Heli Sievinen 2004–2007, 2009–2011, 2012, 2014, 2015
Markku Pulli Joonatan Sievinen 2007–2010, 2011–2015
Anneli Ranta Helena Kuula 2008–2015
Venla Savikuja Heidi Aaltonen 2009–2015
Juska Reiman Miska Koistinen 2013–2015
Heidi Hilpinen Selina 2014, 2015
Annina Rubinstéin Selina's mother 2014, 2015
Anna Haakana Young Marianna Kurki 2015
Aurora Haakana Johanna Kurki 2015
Mikael Kokko Heikki Pohjonen 2015
Olga Wasenius Ilja Taalasmaa (#1) 2015

Last appeared in 2014[edit]

Actor Character Duration
Jutta Lehtinen Katri Sievinen 2003–2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2014
Ville Seivo Tuomo Tervajoki 2006–2008, 2011, 2014
Kirsi Ståhlberg Isabella Holm/Pirjo Luokkanen 2008–2014
Mirva Kuivalainen Veera Puolakka 2008–2009, 2011, 2013, 2014
Jasmin Hamid Katariina Mäkelä (#1) 2009–2014
Lari Laurikkala Niko Vainio (#4) 2009–2011, 2014
Silja Rantala Vanessa Turunen 2011–2014
Saara Kytö Taiga Kuula (#1) 2013–2014
Sirja Minkkinen Kaisla 2013–2014
Perttu Hangaslahti Mikko Kannas 2013–2014
Pedro Ramsey David 2013, 2014
Pekka Kauhanen Hannes Holopainen 2014
Roi Ron Hannu Holopainen 2014
Krista Nyman Real Isabella Holm 2014
Tomi Soikkeli Young Jarkko Peltonen 2014
Petteri Avilia Luka 2014
Jenni Banerjee Katariina Mäkelä (#2) 2014
Sami Haavisto Rampe 2014
Joni Saarela Rönkkö 2014
Marko Äijö Skäbä 2014
Juho Lehto Pekka Toroppa 2014

Last appeared in 2013[edit]

Actor Character Duration
Anu Palevaara Jenni Vainio 1999–2001, 2002–2011, 2012–2013
Anu Koskinen Katja Vainio 1999–2003, 2004, 2011, 2013
Sami Sarjula Ossi Puolakka 2004–2013
Aku Laitinen Heiskanen 2009, 2010, 2013
Olivia Paldanius Oliver Vuorela/Ossi Junior (O.J.) Puolakka (#1) 2011–2013
Pauliina Jokinen Matleena Rintala 2012–2013
Henri Kaisla Roni Jalava 2012–2013
Rami Rusinen Valtteri Elovirta (#2) 2012, 2013
Hellevi Härkönen Martta Rintala 2012, 2013
Kalle Jokela Aksu 2013
Aku Laitinen Sirviö 2013
Nevena Ek Anna 2013
Victor Kalmari Kim Kosonen 2013
Vivica Hedman Lotta 2013
Ritva Loijas Hedda 2013
Antti Kankainen Lauri Pyhämaa 2013
Pekka Kokko Frans Taskinen 2013
Ari-Matti Hedman Ilkka Väänänen 2013

Last appeared in 2012[edit]

Actor Character Duration
Piitu Uski Laura Kiviranta 1999–2008, 2012
Juha Poikela Criminal constable Hyttinen 2009, 2011–2012
Aarre Karén Olavi Kanerva/Igor Kuula 2009, 2012
Timo-Pekka Luoma Antti Polvijärvi 2010–2012
Olli Riipinen Kuronen 2010, 2011, 2012
Mirja Oksanen Tiina Lehti 2010, 2012
Mikko Kauppila Aarni Räsänen 2011, 2012
Salli Suvalo Maria Mustonen 2011, 2012
Juha Veijonen Mikael Salo (#1) 2012
Anne Aitolehti Eila Hirvonen 2012
Tony Honkanen Ville Kurtti 2012
Kari Hakala Johannes Rintala 2012
Juhani Rajalin Dr. Siponen 2012

Last appeared in 2011[edit]

Actor Character Duration
Jussi Wahlgren Juhani Routaketo 2009–2011
Juha-Pekka Mikkola Miika Mäkelä 2009–2010, 2011
Hannu Abonce Tobias "Topi" Nylund 2010–2011
Johanna Tuomi Armi Viitamäki 2010–2011
Santtu Hänninen Alexander Holm 2011
Satu Pikkusaari Siru Honkanen 2011
Outi Condit Kiia Hyvönen 2011
Hannele Lauri Korppi 2011
Eeva Vauhkonen Liisa Toivio 2011
Heikki Vilja Erkki Moilanen 2011

Last appeared in 2010[edit]

Actor Character Duration
Tiia Louste Leea Leivo 2000, 2010
Markku Pajurinen Petteri Virtanen 2003–2007, 2009, 2010
Sara Lohiniva Oona Kiviranta (#4) 2007–2010
Janna Ilmanen Aino Kaukovaara (#1) 2008–2010
Mira Kivilä Iiris Kaukovaara 2008–2010
Villem Puntonen Otto Kaukovaara 2008–2010
Aarni Kivinen Panu Kaukovaara 2008–2010
Patrik Borodavkin Miro Holm 2008–2010
Antti Launonen Tuukka Aaltonen 2009–2010
Lucas Ahokas Benjamin Taalasmaa (#1) 2009–2010
Tung Bui Noa Okada 2009–2010
Sisu Koukkula Severi Sievinen (#1) 2009–2010
Saija Lentonen Sara Polvijärvi 2009, 2010
Markku Toikka Asko Erkkilä 2010
Satu Paavola Minttu Erkkilä 2010
Sue Willberg Sonya Fadiga 2010
Jussi Salminen Kimmo Kylmälä 2010
Janne Turkki Esa Leivo 2010
Jasmine Nystén Venla Salo 2010
Saara Pakkasvirta Elsa Toivio 2010
Niilo Heinonen Elias Vikstedt (#1) 2010

Last appeared in 2009[edit]

Actor Character Duration
Johanna Raunio Tanja Jääskeläinen 2005–2009
Oona Louhivaara Juulia Autio 2007–2009
Teemu Lehtilä Eero Vanala 2007–2009
Tuija Piepponen Mirja Mattila 2007, 2009
Saija Palin Niina Kanerva 2008–2009
Juhani Rajalin Dr. Kujala 2008–2009
Heidi Herala Raija Autio 2008, 2009
Pasi Raunio Timo Autio 2009
Jouko Uusipaasto Peter Grynqvist 2009
Ossi Ahlapuro Markku Mattila 2009
Henna Hyttinen Anna Mutanen 2009
Emil Söderström Konsta Nurmi 2009
Paula Siimes Riitta Sievinen 2009
Mira Taussi Satu Sievinen 2009
Miikka Tuominen Johan Brunberg 2009
Teemu Ojanne Hannu Saari 2009
Henri Halkola Kari Taalasmaa (#2) 2009
Daniel Westerholm Tero (Ossi Puolakka's friend) 2009
Harri Liuksiala Maukka 2009
Teemu Kemppainen Young Aaro Vaalanne 2009
Ville Kemppainen Young Eero Vanala 2009
Teemu Lehtilä Aaro's and Eero's father 2009

Last appeared in 2008[edit]

Actor Character Duration
Sanna Luostarinen Elina Taalasmaa (#1) 1999–2008
Tuomas Reunanen Ami Vainio 2001–2008
Timo-Pekka Luoma Officer Raittinen 2005, 2007, 2008
Constantinos Mavromichalis Romeo Aro 2006–2008
Hertta Yrjänä Maija Aro 2006–2008
Tommi Saarinen Sami Pajola 2006–2008
Niina Hosiasluoma Kaija Moilanen 2006–2008
Petri Ahonen Ari-Pekka "AP" Isola 2006, 2008
Anna Korolainen Amanda 2007–2008
Sami Ristiniemi Rafael Aro 2007–2008
Anni Jaatinen Jasmin 2007–2008
Miro Tuomi Rasmus 2007–2008
Tiia Ilmanen Sofia Salin (#2) 2007–2008
Väinö Ahonen Onni Taalasmaa (#1) 2007–2008
Juha Karhu Niko Vainio (#3) 2007–2008
Antti Ahtinen Puli 2007–2008
Lasse Karkjärvi Alpo Lassila 2007, 2008
Kirsti Kaarakainen Anneli Mansikka 2007, 2008
Leena Rapola Saini Perälä 2007, 2008
Johanna Heimonen Armi Nopola 2007, 2008
Pinja Flink Milla Muurinen 2008
Iiro Veck Aatu Päivinen 2008
Tomi Salmela Kristo Päivinen 2008
Sirpa Teppola Tuuli Rantala 2008
Miia Maaranen Ilona Salo 2008
Eeva-Liisa Haimelin Aila Mäki 2008
Jarmo Mäkinen Leo Sievinen 2008
Elina Vehkaoja Anu Määttä 2008
Lilia Rönkkö Elisa 2008
Teemu Kataja Eemeli Tikka 2008
Salla Valkonen Essi Tikka 2008
Laura Orttenvuori Korpelainen 2008
Heikki Herva Lasse Ala-Kulju 2008
Maaria Rantanen Lawyer Tuiranen 2008
Aku Ojala Olli Neuvonen 2008
Nina Mamila Ramona Moriha 2008
Jukka Uhlgren Kahliainen 2008
Arja Pekurinen Teather Jeskanen 2008
Marika Karlsson Lissu 2008

Last appeared in 2007[edit]

Actor Character Duration
Risto Törhönen Niko Vainio (#2) 2004–2007
Emmi Parviainen Annika Sievinen 2004–2007
Kasperi Nordman Antero Voima 2005, 2006–2007
Teemu Palosaari Pete Niiranen 2006–2007
Saila Laakkonen Emma Ilola 2006–2007
Marjo Lahti Minna Salonen 2006, 2007
Martina Aitolehti Mari 2007
Matti Airas Vesa Nokela 2007
Minna Turunen Taru Saaristo 2007
Essi Kaila Auli Laaksonen 2007
Johanna Tukiainen Petra 2007
Linda Kaarakainen Minttu 2007
Juha Hippi Jussi 2007
Hanna Hurskainen Jatta Komulainen 2007
Riku Korhonen Sebastian Vuorela (#1) 2007

Last appeared in 2006[edit]

Actor Character Duration
Joona Mielonen Kasper Koponen 2003–2006
Janne Vakio Riku Jääskeläinen 2004–2006
Wilhelmiina Seppä Oona Kiviranta (#3) 2004–2006
Sanna-June Hyde Teresa Ala-Uotila 2004–2006
Petra Frey Irma Halonen 2005–2006
Julius Pillai Taneli Halonen 2005–2006
Paavo Liski Yrjö Merilä 2005–2006
Nina Jääskeläinen Pipsa Tiilikainen 2005–2006
Rabbe Smedlund Vesa Koskela 2005–2006
Anu Sinisalo Anna-Maija Halonen 2006
Kai Hyttinen Antti Jääskeläinen 2006
Rabbe Smedlund Vesa Koskela 2006
Susanna Laine Sirpa 2006
Minna Rimpilä Kirsi Petäjä 2006

Last appeared in 2005[edit]

Actor Character Duration
Aleksi Sariola Ken Ojala 2001–2005
Samuli Nordberg Daniel Ojala 2002–2004, 2005
Eero Tommila Sauli Kiviranta (#2) 2003–2005
Katja Salminen Jutta Ojala 2003, 2004, 2005
Birgitta Öunap Margareta Strömberg 2004–2005
Jukka-Pekka Palo Heikki Ratila 2004–2005
Petri Liski Juha Viljanen 2004–2005
Pertti Roisko Reima Syvärinen 2004, 2005
Heidi Krohn Selma Viljanen 2005
Heli Sirviö Siru Koivisto 2005
Ilpo Mikkonen Aarne Koskinen 2005
Hanna-Riikka Siitonen Leena Ruohonen 2005

Last appeared in 2004[edit]

Actor Character Duration
Jouko Keskinen Jukka Salin 1999–2004
Kristo Salminen Toni Veijalainen 1999–2000, 2003, 2004
Alexandra and Patricia von Sybel Sofia Salin (#1) 2000–2004
Helena Notkonen Eila Kiviranta 2000, 2003, 2004
Saija-Reetta Kotirinta Inka Haapala 2001–2004
Sanna Sepponen Roosa Kemppainen 2001–2004
Henna Tanskanen Aamu Korhonen 2001–2004
Mika Kurvinen Teemu Korhonen 2001–2004
Susanna Indrén Jaana Nieminen 2001–2004
Vesa Ruusuvuori Tom Bergqvist 2001, 2003, 2004
Okko Salminen Niko Vainio (#1) 2002–2004
Linnea Lindström Oona Kiviranta (#1) 2003–2004
Anni Weppling Oona Kiviranta (#2) 2003–2004
Aapo Vilhunen Jaakko Ruohojärvi 2003–2004
Soila Komi Sirkka-Liisa Ruohojärvi 2003–2004
Gazmend Jusufi Timi Zogu 2003–2004
Jussi Johnsson Simo Heikinjuntti 2003, 2004
Jatta Ansamaa Susanna Tapanainen 2004
Juhani Rajalin Esko Mäkinen 2004
Tarja Matilainen Maila Virkkunen 2004
Elias Mäkelä Benjamin 2004
Aila Herronen Kerstin 2004

Last appeared in 2003[edit]

Actor Character Duration
Tarja Omenainen Hanna Salin (#1) 1999–2003
Kari Mattila Tapani Paju 1999–2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
Joni Leponiemi Petri Veijalainen 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003
Susa Saukko Sinna Jokinen 2002–2003
Petri Rajala Henrik Lammi 2002–2003
Jani Karvinen Ville Paananen 2002–2003
Kai Vaine Ilari Pesonen 2002–2003
Juuso Väätäinen Roope Hänninen 2002–2003
Jussi Ratia Jari Rauhala 2002, 2003
Markku Nieminen Veli Haapala 2003
Sami Saikkonen Jasu Taavitsainen 2003
Antero Nieminen Raivo Vihkama 2003
Jani Wahlberg Karttunen 2003
Anni Törhönen Lotta Niskanen 2003
Merituuli Airaksinen Hanna Salin (#2) 2003

Last appeared in 2002[edit]

Actor Character Duration
Jasper Pääkkönen Saku Salin 1999–2002
Andrei Sandberg Markus Ekholm 1999–2002
Venla Saartamo[1] Miia Laitela 1999–2002
Jonna Keskinen Silja Hickley 1999–2000, 2001, 2002
Aku Laitinen Dr. Per-Olaf Strandberg 1999, 2002
Miska Kajanus Keijo "Keke" Naukkarinen 2001–2002
Sonja Pekkola Sari Järvenpää 2001–2002
Sinikka Sokka Marja Pihlaja 2002
Jerry Mikkelinen K–P Virtanen 2002
Jyrki Könnömäki Jyrki "Jykä" Willberg 2002
Alain Azerot Jacques Dechamps 2002
Suvi Isotalo Janina 2002
Reeta-Leena Korhola Jonna 2002
Olavi Uusivirta Nappe 2002
Eero Ritala Jere 2002

Last appeared in 2001[edit]

Actor Character Duration
Karoliina Kudjoi Rauni Koivukuja 1999–2001
Svante Korkiakoski Taisto Ruukki 1999, 2000, 2001
Kristoffer Möller Juha Palin 1999, 2000, 2001
Mariko Pajalahti Virpi Hurme 2000–2001
Ismo Kallio Erik Ekholm 2000–2001
Juhani Kauranen Sauli Kiviranta (#1) 2000–2001
Karoliina Kudjoi Rauni Koivukuja 2000–2001
Mae Navarro Chiqi Li 2000–2001
Vera Kiiskinen Petra Rinne 2000–2001
Vesa Hämes Pekka Lehtinen 2000, 2001
Sinikka Moilanen Päivikki Helander 2000, 2001
Teijo Eloranta Esko Heikkilä 2001
Jussi Ollila Rami Hirvonen 2001
Seppo Pääkkönen Jarkko Juonala 2001
Miia Nuutila Anna Järvinen 2001
Jutta Lehtinen Sari 2001
Antero Vartia Kuisma Savolainen 2001
Laura Kotimäki Tupu 2001
Antti Vappula Simo Hakala 2001
Harri Soinila Vesa Oittinen 2001
Marko Reinola Paavo Portinen 2001
Heidi Vaarna Kirsi Grönroos 2001

Last appeared in 2000[edit]

Actor Character Duration
Miska Toiviainen Mika Paju 1999–2000
Terno Zitron Atte Tenola 1999–2000
Rinna Paatso Minde Messenius 1999–2000
Hannele Kainulainen Eeva Harakka 1999, 2000
Jean-Paul Kaijanen Martti Viljanen 1999, 2000
Mikko Leskelä Harri Järvi 1999, 2000
Karoliina Blackburn Stephanie 1999, 2000
Anne Hiekkaranta Johanna Ström 1999, 2000
Tiina Bergström Sonja Remes 1999, 2000
Juho Milonoff Jaska Aarnio 2000
Anssi Hakanen Atso Niit 2000
Tero Autero Niko Bergman 2000
Matti Ristinen Valtteri Elovirta (#1) 2000
Hermanni Rask Kai Jaakola 2000
Esa-Matti Pölhö Toivo Karhu 2000
Minna Päkkilä Krista Koivula 2000
Helmi Seppälä Vuokko - The Girl of Noahides 2000
Hanna Koistinen Outi 2000
Sami Lanki Pertti "Vemmu" Pihlaja 2000
Marjorita Huldén Birgitta Vainio 2000
Veikko Honkanen Iiro Vainio 2000
Kari Kinnaslampi Oiva Jalonen 2000
Vilma Mattila Pauliina Lehtinen 2000
Irina Pulkka Sonja Routa 2000

Last appeared in 1999[edit]

Actor Character Duration
Pirjo Luoma-aho Susanna VIitta 1999
Heikki Herva Kristofer Gyllendorff 1999
Petteri Summanen Hege 1999
Jarkko Rantanen Tippa 1999
Kari Kinnaslampi Oiva Jalonen 1999
Kirsti Väänänen Pamela Johansson/Päivi Juppunen 1999
Mikael Kokko Timi Koivisto 1999
Mia Penttilä Kristiina 1999
Veera Tiainen Niina 1999
Petri Manninen Pasi Ruotsalainen 1999
Aune Lind Riitta Ruukki 1999
Heikki Lund Voitto Sutela 1999
Jussi Puhakka Tommi Tiihonen 1999
Kai Salomaa Immu Vihuri 1999
Matti Simola Pete 1999
Mika Lahdenperä Tane 1999
Annukka Blomberg Dr. Kantola 1999
Mikko Rokka Dr. Taraste 1999
Johanna Keinänen Kaisu Pylkkänen 1999
Ari Pöntinen Saff manager Bergholm 1999
Metsälintu Pahkinen Tanja 1999
Jukka Kärkkäinen Pentti Koura 1999
Johannes Voutilainen Teemu 1999
Esko Vuorio Antero Tuppurainen 1999
Maria Sid. Eerika Palin 1999
Tarja Siimes Maiju Lohikoski 1999

Books based on the series[edit]

  • Miia ja Saku (2000) (Miia and Saku)
  • Kallen inttivuosi (2001) (Kalle in the army)
  • Siljan Jenkkivuosi (2001) (Silja in America)
  • Aamun uudet kuviot (2001) (Aamu's new plans)
  • Saku ja suuri suru (2002) (Saku and the great grief)
  • Teemun tarina (2002) (Teemu's story)
  • Aamu, Inka ja ihana Ilari (2003) (Aamu, Inka and lovely Ilari)
  • Ken ja isosiskon viimeinen kesä (2003) (Ken and big sister's last summer)
  • Ami ja ensirakkaus (2004) (Ami's first love)
  • Annika ja Amerikan unelma (2005) (Annika and the American Dream)
  • Ken ja Sauli kaukana kotoa (2006) (Ken and Sauli far away from home)
  • Ossi ja lumikuningatar (2007) (Ossi and the Snow Queen)
  • Romeo ja onnentähti (2008) (Romeo and the lucky star)
  • Sofia ja salaisuuksien kevät (2008) (Sofia and the spring of secrets)
  • Salla ja haaveiden kaupunki (2009) (Salla and the city of dreams)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Näin erikoisesta oivalluksesta syntyi Salatut elämät -sarja: Kaiken takana sattumalta löytynyt tutkimus". Iltalehti. Retrieved 15 September 2020.
  2. ^ "Salatut elämät". Pearson Television. Retrieved 18 March 2021.
  3. ^ http://www.mtv.fi/viihde/ohjelmat/salatut-elamat/uutiset/artikkeli/mtv-solmi-historiallisen-sopimuksen-suomen-pitkaikaisin-draamasarja-salatut-elamat-jatkuu-vuoteen-2023/6468296 – MTV.fi (Finnish)
  4. ^ http://www.mtv3.fi/ohjelmat.shtml/kotimaiset/salatut_elamat/uutiset_kevat_2013/1684854/ (Finnish) Archived 28 September 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ http://www.ficora.fi/index/viestintavirasto/uutiset/2009/P_51.html FICORA's report concernig the episode (Finnish)
  6. ^ http://www.hs.fi/kulttuuri/artikkeli/Salatut+el%C3%A4m%C3%A4t+kirvoitti+keskustelun+v%C3%A4kivallasta/1135246466933 A news article about the controversy published by Helsingin Sanomat (Finnish)
  7. ^ fi:Salatut elämät(Finnish)

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