This show chronicles the lives, loves, happiness, and heartbreaks of the residents of Summer Bay, a small coastal town just outside of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

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Alan Bateman
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Ray Meagher ...  Alf Stewart / ... 4,131 episodes, 1988-2020
Lynne McGranger ...  Irene Roberts 2,404 episodes, 1993-2020
Emily Symons Emily Symons ...  Marilyn Chambers / ... 1,988 episodes, 1989-2020
Ada Nicodemou ...  Leah Patterson-Baker / ... 1,851 episodes, 2000-2020
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This show chronicles the lives, loves, happiness, and heartbreaks of the residents of Summer Bay, a small coastal town just outside of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

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Drama | Romance

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Trivia

The only year to have not featured a "death" on this show, is 1994. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the years, numerous characters have referred to "the city" (meaning Sydney) as being either "up" or "down" from Summer Bay. The general consensus, however, is that Summer Bay is north of Sydney (approximately 100km away), as is the real-life filming location. See more »

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Colleen Smart: Well, it isn't hard to figure out what's going on, Maximus. I wasn't born yesterday!
Max Sutherland: You can say that again. I mean, you're very smart, Mrs. Smart.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Disney: Home and Away (2006) See more »

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From the Sea
Written by Stuart MacLeod (uncredited), Joel Quartermain (uncredited) and Kavyen Temperley (uncredited)
Performed by Eskimo Joe
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Watch the earlier episodes...
16 August 2001 | by da cissy pimpSee all my reviews

Those people who, like me, live in Australia should know that Channel 7 is currently screening the older episodes of "Home and Away" (otherwise known as "Home and Away, The Early Years) in addition to the new ones. I would recommend watching these older episodes (which, at the time of my writing this, go all the way back to 1989), but forgetting about the current ones. The earlier episodes of "Home and Away" seem a lot fresher (probably because all of the storylines had only been recycled a few times, rather than fifty or so which is no doubt the case by now), and also give the viewer a chance to laugh at all of the horrible late '80s fads and fashions depicted in them (I remember one earlier episode, for example, which had Carly wearing a T-shirt with the message "Twenty Decades Old" on it; God, that is sooooooooooooo 1988!). The characters also seem a lot more interesting A friend of mine once said that the series really suffered when that lovable pair of dimwits Lance and Martin left it; he may well have been right.

Although I have attempted to watch the newer episodes of "Home and Away" on various occasions, I came to the sad conclusion that I was simply killing too many brain cells each time I did this, so have since given up on them. From what I have heard from other people who still watch the current episodes, I have gathered that these episodes have two glaring faults ie:

1) the producers are more concerned with ISSUES these days than simply telling a story.

2) the show is now filled with annoying fifteen year-olds who are always wanting to hop into bed with each other ie it's trying to become the Australian version of "Dawson's Creek" (another lame show).


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Official Sites:

Seven Network [Australia]

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Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 1988 (Australia) See more »

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Home and Away See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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