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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?


Sheila Kennelly and Frank Lloyd who played original characters Floss and Neville McPhee were let go from the show when their contracts expired at the end of the first year because the producers felt more time needed to be focused on the younger cast members. The producers did not tell them until the last minute, but both had already found out by reading about their character's departures in a TV soap magazine. The executive producer at the time said he hoped they could be brought back in future episodes as special guests, but Frank was particularly upset by their behaviour and refused to return in 2000 for Sally Fletcher's wedding story. The decision was made to kill his character off in response. The same thing happened to original cast member Helena Bozich, who after just four months was let go because the producers wanted to focus more time on the other younger cast members. 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 »


Gypsy Nash: I Love you, Shelly.
Shelley Sutherland: No you don't.
Gypsy Nash: No, you're right. I don't.
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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 »


Spin-off G'Day, Summer Bay (1996) See more »


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The Stalker
4 October 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I am from the England and we are now a few weeks into the whole stalker storyline. I think the longer the stalker can pull off his/her attacks and remain anonymous the better. I think the storyline is brilliant, Probably one of the best Story lines if not the best storyline since i started watching 'Home and Away', which was a few years back when they had the plane crash in which Kane saved Kirsty and Shelly. I am looking forward to see how they actually catch the stalker, if he makes a huge mistake or something.

The show is improving a lot year after year, so lets hope they bring us some Brilliant Story lines for many more years to come, and more of the best characters.

Best show on the box!

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