"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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 Alf Stewart / ... (3,522 episodes, 1988-2016)
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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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Release Date:

17 January 1988 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Be namu negerai  »

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Did You Know?


Of all the homes, shops, clubs and other locations that have featured in the show since its inception, as of the 2008 season the Summer Bay Caravan Park residence remains the only set that still remains and maintains more or less the same appearance from when the show premiered in 1988. The only other locations that have also been used throughout the series are the Summer Bay Surf Club and Summer Bay High School however they have undergone extensive set redesigns over the years. The Summer Bay Diner was introduced in the show's 2nd season and had also been a mainstay of the show but has had three separate incarnations following a fire (2000) and land subsidence (2008), respectively 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 »


Beth Hunter: [about Robbie] I went out to get the paper and look who followed me home. Can we keep him?
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In June 1996 the credits changed so Shane approaches from the other side of the screen, causing Angel to be confused. See more »


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It's Only Natural
Written by Neil Finn (uncredited) and Tim Finn (uncredited)
Performed by Crowded House
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Home And Away is one of a Kind, that rocks the TV
25 April 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I have watched Home & Away since 1995, and i have to say it has kept me entertained since then. I Cannot stand people that say it is unrealistic, Home and Away s doing fine with the hint of non-reality, in fact the ratings are getting higher with a total of around 1,350,000 people watching it compared with Neighbours 977,000. Home and away has some of the most talented actors and some that have left the show also. I will never forget Sarah Lewis, Noah Lawson, Angel, Angie, Alsa, Don Fisher and many more...

I hope Home and Away continues making it's great progress, and keeping us entertained for many years to come.

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