• Publication date: December 8, 2011

Everyday has a story to tell Days of Our Lives: Like sands through the hour glass…so are the days of our lives

"Like sands through the hourglass... so are the Days of Our Lives." These words, spoken by late cast member Macdonald Carey, open every episode of this daytime drama

Program data

Duration: 45

MBC 4 :

Tuesday, 06:00 (GMT) ~ 09:00 (KSA)

Monday, 06:00 (GMT) ~ 09:00 (KSA)

Thursday, 06:00 (GMT) ~ 09:00 (KSA)

Wednesday, 06:00 (GMT) ~ 09:00 (KSA)

Sunday, 06:00 (GMT) ~ 09:00 (KSA)

When "Days of our Lives" premiered in 1965, the show revolved around the trials and tribulations of the suburban Horton family in the fictional city of Salem.

Storylines in the show follow the lives of middle and upper-class professionals in Salem, a middle-America town, with the usual threads of love, marriage, divorce, and family life, plus the medical storylines and character studies of individuals with psychological problems.

Filmed in Burbank, California, the core families are the Hortons and the Bradys, and the multi-layered storylines involve elements of romance, adventure, mystery, comedy and drama.

The TV series celebrated its 43th anniversary on November 8, 2008.

"Days of Our Lives" has won a number of awards, including a Daytime Emmy for Best Drama in 1978 and a Writers Guild of America East Award for Best Drama in 2000. Days actors have also won awards: Macdonald Carey (Dr. Tom Horton) won Best Actor in 1974 and 1975, Susan Flannery (Laura Horton) won Best Actress in 1975, Suzanne Rogers (Maggie Horton) and Leann Hunley (Anna DiMera) won Best Supporting Actress for respectively 1979 and 1986, and Billy Warlock (Frankie Brady) won Best Younger Actor for 1988

Year: 1965 to Present


  • Renée Jones
  • Alison Sweeney
  • Peter Reckell
  • Deidre Hall
  • Kristian Alfonso
  • Bryan Dattilo
  • Josh Taylor
  • Drake Hogestyn
  • Lauren Koslow

Created by: Allan Chase, Ted Corday, Irna Phillips