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Home and Away (1988– )

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"Home and Away" chronicles the lives, loves, happiness, and heart-breaks of the residents of Summer Bay, a small coastal town in New South Wales, Australia.


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Series cast summary:
Ray Meagher ...
 Alf Stewart / ... (3,323 episodes, 1988-2015)
Lynne McGranger ...
 Irene Roberts (1,753 episodes, 1993-2015)
Norman Coburn ...
 Donald Fisher (1,434 episodes, 1988-2007)
Emily Symons ...
 Marilyn Chambers / ... (1,389 episodes, 1989-2015)


"Home and Away" chronicles the lives, loves, happiness, and heart-breaks of the residents of Summer Bay, a small coastal town in New South Wales, Australia.

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Life is rarely plain sailing for the hunks and hotties of Summer Bay, and that's why we love it. Join your favorite Aussies as they face the trials and tribulations of the not-so-sleepy beach-side town, coping with everything from love and lust to tears and tragedies...often in the same episode! See more »


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Release Date:

17 January 1988 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Be namu negerai  »

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Did You Know?


Summer Bay resident Mrs Peters, played by Gwen Plumb, only appeared in the pilot episode. By the time the green light was given for a full series the actress had elected instead to become a founding member of Ten's Richmond Hill (1988) cast, as Mum Foote; the series ran a year. Mrs Peters was reworked into the much-younger Celia Stewart. See more »


When Carly Lucini had her baby in 1992, it was a girl. But when the Ross family tried to help Pippa regain her memory in 1997, they said Carly had had a boy! See more »


Morag Bellingham: Well, if it isn't the young man who insulted me on the beach a few days ago.
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Crazy Credits

In June 1996 the credits changed so Shane approaches from the other side of the screen, causing Angel to be confused. See more »


Featured in Sex & Chocolate (1997) See more »


From the Sea
Performed by Eskimo Joe
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A light-hearted but entertaining show
13 July 1999 | by (Adelaide, Australia) – See all my reviews

I think H&A is a great show. You have to appreciate the history to enjoy the show. The show has a lot of history and helps budding young actors get started. Kate Richie is one of the best actors, probably because she was there from the start and we (the viewers) were able to see her grow up. The show is obviously a little exaggerated I mean our ordinary life is not as adventurous but I think that's what makes us (the viewers) watch it. Thanks for a teriffic show, I will always watch it.

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