Home and Away

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Home and Away
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Also known as Kodus ja võõrsil (Estonia)
Summer Bay (France)
Otthonunk (Hungary)
Be namų negerai (Lithuania)
Zatoka serc (Poland)
Near & Far קרוב ורחוק (Israel)
Genre Soap opera
Created by Alan Bateman
Starring Current cast
Theme music composer Mike Perjanik[1]
Opening theme "Home and Away"
(short theme; instrumental)
Ending theme "Home and Away"
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 27
No. of episodes 6120 (as of 10 December 2014)
Executive producer(s) John Holmes
Producer(s) Lucy Addario
Location(s) Palm Beach, New South Wales
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) Red Heart Entertainment
Original channel Seven Network
Picture format 576i (4:3) (1988–2000)
576i (16:9) (2001–2007)
1080i (16:9) (2007–present)
Audio format Stereo
Original run 17 January 1988 (1988-01-17) – present
Related shows HeadLand
External links

Home and Away is an Australian television soap opera. It was created by Alan Bateman and has been produced in Sydney, New South Wales since July 1987. It commenced broadcast on the Seven Network from 17 January 1988. It is the second-longest-running Australian drama and has endured worldwide success, becoming one of the most popular Australian soap operas to screen internationally and the most popular in its home country. The pilot episode was screened as a ninety-minute television film, with each subsequent episode airing at twenty-two minutes per episode. The series is broadcast Mondays through to Thursdays at 7:00 pm. Season 28 will commence broadcast in 2015.

Home and Away is set in Summer Bay, a coastal town in New South Wales, and follows the personal and professional lives of the residents within the town. Initially, the series focused on the Fletcher family – Pippa and Tom, and their five foster children, Frank Morgan, Carly Morris, Lynn Davenport, Steven Matheson and Sally Keating (later Fletcher) – who relocated from the city to live in the picturesque town of Summer Bay, following Tom's job retrenchment and move into the Summer Bay House, where they took on the new job of running the caravan park, and eventually took in a sixth foster child, Bobby Simpson. The series was not without controversy. During the first season alone, the show featured several adult-themed storylines, such as teen pregnancy, drug and alcohol addiction and drug overdose. A storyline, in particular concerning rape outraged the public and a protest erupted, as viewers deemed it an inappropriate subject to be covering in an early evening time slot. The series has dealt with similar storylines over the years which have often exceeded its restricted time slot.

The series currently remains Australia's highest-rated and most popular soap opera, and has been successful in several countries. It is popular in the UK and Ireland, being one of Channel 5's and RTÉ's most popular drama series, especially since the Irish broadcaster began airing the show just several months after its premiere in Australia. The show remains successful in New Zealand, and France, where it is titled as Summer Bay.

Home and Away is the most successful programme in the history of the Logies and has earned a total of 42 Logie Awards since premiering in 1988, including the award for Most Popular Drama Program. The cast has earned several awards including the Gold Logie Award for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television, Silver Logie Award for Most Popular Actor, and Most Popular Actress.


After the Seven Network cancelled their soap opera Neighbours on 12 July 1985 due to low ratings, rival network Ten picked it up and turned it into a success.[2] A couple of years later, Seven's head of drama, Alan Bateman, became desperate to get back into the soap market and began to work out how to launch another soap that was not a copy of Neighbours.[3] While on a trip to Kangaroo Point, New South Wales with his family, Bateman began talking to locals who were "up in arms" over the construction of a foster home for children from the city.[3][4] Seeing the degree of conflict the "influx of parentless children on a tight-knit community" was having, Bateman came away with the idea for a new serial.[4] He explained "Nobody in the community wanted them to move in and I began to wonder how streetwise city kids would adapt to the new lifestyle. Suddenly I thought, there is my slice of life in a community."[3] Bateman began outlining the storyline and set the serial in the fictional town of Summer Bay. While Seven Network executives were unconvinced by the idea, audience research was positive.[3] The soap opera was initially called Refuge, but the name was changed to the "friendlier" title of Home and Away once production began.[3]

The Surf Club has been a prominent feature in Home and Away

When the show began in 1988, it focused on Tom Fletcher and his wife, Pippa.[4] They had four foster children, Frank Morgan, Carly Morris, Steven Matheson, Lyn Davenport, and an adopted daughter, Sally Fletcher. They soon fostered Bobby Simpson, a local tearaway, much to the annoyance of Donald Fisher. They bought the caravan park and quickly built strong friendships with the locals, Ailsa Stewart, Alf Stewart, and Neville and Floss McPhee.

Home and Away celebrated its 21st year in production in Sydney on 23 July 2009.[5] The mayor of Sydney's Pittwater Council presented cast members with the key to Palm Beach, the filming location for the show.[5]

In preparation for the show's 25th anniversary, Seven's new digital channel 7Two began airing episodes from the very beginning. Channel 5 announced similar plans to celebrate the show's 25th anniversary by showing the best of classic episodes of the show (as voted for by viewers), showing two episodes a day from each year the series has been on air, beginning with the 1988 pilot.[6]


Former cast[edit]

Notable former cast members include Heath Ledger (Scott Irwin), Isla Fisher (Shannon Reed), Kate Ritchie (Sally Fletcher), Melissa George (Angel Parrish), Julian McMahon (Ben Lucini), Dannii Minogue (Emma Jackson), Chris Hemsworth (Kim Hyde), Isabel Lucas (Tasha Andrews), Simon Baker (James Healy), Guy Pearce (David Croft), Jason Clarke (Kick Johnson), Ryan Kwanten (Vinnie Patterson), Tammin Sursok (Dani Sutherland), Brenton Thwaites (Stu Henderson), Nicholas Bishop (Peter Baker), Sharni Vinson (Cassie Turner), Luke Jacobz (Angelo Rosetta) and Naomi Watts (Julie Gibson).[7] According to Kip Gamblin (Scott Hunter, 2003–2005), "the acting apprenticeship so many had received on the set of Home and Away had paved the way for their success."[7]


Cast members Steve Peacocke and Daniel Ewing during filming in 2011

All interiors for the show were taped at Seven Sydney's Epping studios until 2010. Following the closure of these studios in early 2010, episodes have been taped at the Australian Technology Park in Redfern. Exterior scenes are taped on location, mainly at Palm Beach, and at Fisherman's Beach, Collaroy in Sydney's Northern Beaches district. The show has filmed in Melbourne twice.[8]

Home and Away was originally filmed on standard videotape since its beginning in 1988. However, in mid-2003 this operation ceased when the series began filming in high-definition video, for the purpose of adding quality and giving a more film look to the series even while watching in standard definition. The series continues to air in standard definition (PAL 576i) on the Seven Network since its inception and for a brief period in high-definition (1080i) when Seven HD launched in 2007. The practice ended 25 September 2010 to make way for 7mate which replaced Seven HD. Home and Away can be viewed in HD in other countries such as Ireland on RTÉ Two HD and in the UK on Channel 5 HD.


Over the years, Home and Away has dealt with some very controversial issues. While the show has had a number of light hearted or comical story lines, there has also been a number of story lines concerned with more adult themes, including domestic violence, bullying (inside and outside of school), gambling addiction, teenage pregnancy, racism, sexual assault, drug dependency, adultery, wrongful imprisonment, suicide, murder, homosexuality, incest and child abuse.

Broadcast and viewership[edit]


Home and Away currently airs on the Seven Network at 7:00 pm from Mondays to Thursdays, going up against rival current affairs shows A Current Affair on the Nine Network, and The Project on Network Ten.[9] The show is aired for approximately 46 weeks each year. Each season usually begins in January and the season finale airs in November. The last five aired episodes shown are broadcast in an omnibus edition each Sunday on Seven's digital secondary channel 7Two. The 2014 season finale of Home and Away aired on 10 December 2014, as a ninety minute episode, containing episodes 6118, 6119 and 6120. The series will return for its twenty-eighth season in 2015.[10]

When the show began, it aired at 5:30 pm in Adelaide, at 6:00 pm in Melbourne and Sydney, at 6:30 pm in Brisbane, and at 7:00 pm in Perth.[11] The launch of Home and Away was hoped to help boost Seven's early evening ratings which had been underperforming in previous years.[11] However, the show struggled to get a hold on the audience, particularly when compared to rival soap opera Neighbours, which was a ratings powerhouse at the time.[11] By the end of Home and Away '​s first season, its ratings had improved.[11] In January 1992, when Neighbours' high-rating era was over, Seven moved Home and Away to the 7:00 pm timeslot across the network, putting both shows up against each other.[11] This caused Network Ten to move Neighbours to the 6.30 pm timeslot two months later.[11]

In March 2013, Better Homes and Gardens began replacing Home and Away on Fridays, to make way for Seven's AFL coverage.[12] Friday's episodes of Home and Away now air on Thursdays at 7:30 pm.[12] As of 2014, the show is attracting between 700,000 and 1 million viewers an episode, and is often ranked first or second in its timeslot.[13][14][15]

7Two began showing repeat episodes of Home and Away from the beginning in November 2009, and is now aired each weekday at 9:00 am. Prime7 previously aired repeats between 1999 and 2002. Foxtel also aired Home and Away from the beginning on their now-defunct channel Fox Kids, and later on Fox Soap between 1996 and 1998.



The digital network NT1 commenced airing episodes on Monday, 4 September 2006. The series is titled Summer Bay in France. The show is on the 2009 season (season 22).


The show has been showing in Flanders (northern Belgium, with Dutch language subtitles) since Kanaal Twee (VTM's commercial sister channel, renamed 2BE in 2008) opened in 1995. Episodes are being shown aired seven months earlier in Australia. The show was originally aired once a day at 18:30 but since January 2008, is aired twice a day; each 25-minute episode is shown at 17:55 and is repeated the next day about 07:45 on VTM. Since September 2013 the show has been aired on a daily basis, again on the motherchannel VTM at 17:10.


In Ireland, the national state broadcaster, RTÉ, has shown the programme since November 1988. At this point it was 10 months behind Australian broadcasts. The show is aired Monday to Friday currently at 1:30 pm on RTÉ One,[16] repeating at 6:30 pm on RTÉ Two. A repeat of the week's episodes is aired on Saturday and Sunday on RTÉ Two. The show has consistently been among RTÉ Two's most popular televised dramas. The series is also available in HD on RTÉ Two HD. Home and Away is currently 49 episodes (nine weeks, four days) behind the Australian broadcast.

Since 1988, RTÉ was originally the first channel in Europe to premiere new episodes, However, in 2005, UK's Channel 5 acquired the rights to premiere the show in Europe, therefore, RTÉ was unable screen episodes ahead of Channel 5. From 9 May 2014, RTÉ screened new episodes while the show was on hiatus on Channel 5. This is the first time in nine years that RTÉ will premiere new episodes in Europe. Home and Away When the series went on hiatus from 12 June 2014 to 7 July 2014, Channel 5 once again premiered new episodes in Europe. Previous episodes of the show are available for Irish viewers on the RTÉ Player.

New Zealand[edit]

Home and Away is distributed by Endemol in New Zealand.[17] The show began screening in the country during November 1989, coinciding with the launch of TV3. The show was dropped by TV3 in 1992 and picked up by TVNZ the following year, screening weekday afternoons on TV1 and later moving to TV2 screening at 5pm. TVNZ ceased screening Home and Away in 2002 and a week later the show was picked up again by TV3.[17] Home and Away aired on weekdays at 5:30pm on TV3. Episodes were screened one week after they aired in Australia. The previous day's episode aired the following afternoon at 12:30, with the exception of Friday's episode, which aired the following Monday afternoon. That week's episodes were re-screened as an omnibus on Sunday mornings at 10:00.

On 5 July 2013, Endemol cancelled its agreement with TV3, causing them to lose the right to broadcast Home and Away.[17] The show was then picked up by TVNZ once again and it will be aired on TV2 on weeknights, with an opportunity to catch-up the following morning and during Sunday afternoons.[17][18] The series premiered on TV2 on 19 August 2013 at 5:30pm.[18]

United Kingdom[edit]

Home and Away debuted on British television, on ITV, in most regions, on Saturday, 11 February 1989 (however, some showed the pilot episode a day later on Sunday, 12 February). It was broadcast on ITV for 11-and-a-half years, episodes 1–2840. The last ITV-broadcast episode was aired on Thursday, 8 June 2000. At the time, ITV were nine episodes behind Australia, therefore there were regular breaks at Christmas and Easter. The regular breaks continue with the Channel 5 broadcast.

After a delay in screening, Home and Away made its début on Channel 5 on Monday, 16 July 2001.[19] At this point, there were still 24 weeks worth of episodes from 2000 to be aired. In addition to this, the programme's end credits returned. The night before the first episode premiered on Channel 5 on Sunday, 15 July 2001, a new hour-long special recapped events from when screenings stopped, and previewed upcoming stories. Home and Away is one of Channel 5's highest rated shows. On 16 October, 2006, Home and Away made its debut on Channel 5's digital channel Five Life (later rebranded as Fiver and currently, 5*), a day after the channel's transmission. Once an episode has been screened on Channel 5, the following episode would air on 5*, giving viewers their "first chance" to see new episodes.

Channel 5 currently premieres at 1:15 pm each week day, with a repeat at 6 pm. 5* currently premieres new episodes before Channel 5 week nights at 6:30 pm. An omnibus edition showing the weeks episodes from Monday to Friday on 5* are broadcast on 5* on Saturdays. The series remains 45 episodes (nine weeks) behind the Australian broadcast. 5* are 44 episodes behind the Australian broadcast. The 2014 season (season 27) began airing from 3 March 2014 on Channel 5 and 28 February 2014 on 5*. Home and Away is also available in high-definition on Channel 5 HD. A repeat of episodes can be seen each evening at 6:00 pm on Channel 5, on the time shift Channel 5 +1, on 5*, Channel 5 +24 and online via Demand 5. Home and Away will go on hiatus on Channel 5 and 5* over the Christmas period, finishing with episode 6080 on Channel 5, and episode 6081 on 5* on 19 December, 2014. The series will return on both channels on 5 January, 2015 beginning with the remaining episodes of the 2014 season. The 2014 season finale will air on 27 February, 2015 on Channel 5 and 26 February, 2015 on 5*.

For the first time ever in the show's history in the UK, Home and Away along with Neighbours will be shown on VIVA on Sunday mornings with Neighbours being shown on Saturday from 10am-12.30pm. Both shows will be shown as omnibuses. This is the first time a satellite and cable channel has shown Home and Away and Neighbours since UK Gold, Living and Trouble showed these shows and also the first for a music channel to show soaps.

Since 2005, Channel 5 acquired the rights to premiere new episodes in Europe. Initially, RTÉ in Ireland had the rights to premiere new episodes in Europe since 1988. Usually when the show went on hiatus on Channel 5, RTÉ was unable to screen any new episode ahead of Channel 5. However, RTÉ will continue to broadcast and from 9 May 2014 new episodes will air while Channel 5 have the show on hiatus. With RTÉ having the series on hiatus from 12 June 2014 to 7 July 2014, Channel 5, will again premiere new episodes in Europe.

Sky Living repeated Home and Away from 1999–2003 and Trouble from Summer 2002 to early 2003.


In Norway, the show is aired on weekdays on TV2 and TV2 Bliss. It airs on Bliss midday and the same episodes airs on TV2 later on the afternoon.


In Lithuania, the show was aired every work day before the news on LNK until 2007 (from episode 1), and later on TV1. In 2011, it started on BTV (2005–2007 seasons). The show is called "Be namų negerai" (It's bad without a home).


In Greece, the show is entitled 'Το σπίτι της καρδιάς μας' (The Home of our Hearts) premiered on 12 July 2010 and is aired Monday to Friday at 16:00 on Skai TV. The show is broadcast in English with Greek subtitles. The first Greek episode was Australia's 3761–3762 episodes. It was cancelled due to low ratings four months after its premiere.[20]


In Estonia, the show is called "Kodus ja võõrsil" and was aired on Kanal 11. Kanal 11 decided to cancelled the show due low ratings and last episode was aired on August 26th 2014. Home and Away previously aired in ETV, TV1 and Kanal 2. Kanal 11 cancelled Home and Away (estonian)


Season Year Season premiere Season finale No. of episodes
1 1988 January 17, 1988 (1988-01-17) December 1, 1988 (1988-12-01) 229 Pilot; Episodes 1–228
2 1989 January 23, 1989 (1989-01-23) December 12, 1989 (1989-12-12) 220 Episodes 229–448
3 1990 January 8, 1990 (1990-01-08) November 29, 1990 (1990-11-29) 230 Episodes 449–678
4 1991 January 7, 1991 (1991-01-07) November 29, 1991 (1991-11-29) 232 Episodes 679–910
5 1992 January 6, 1992 (1992-01-06) November 27, 1992 (1992-11-27) 235 Episodes 911–1145
6 1993 January 11, 1993 (1993-01-11) November 26, 1993 (1993-11-26) 230 Episodes 1146–1375
7 1994 January 10, 1994 (1994-01-10) November 25, 1994 (1994-11-25) 230 Episodes 1376–1605
8 1995 January 16, 1995 (1995-01-16) December 1, 1995 (1995-12-01) 230 Episodes 1606–1835
9 1996 January 15, 1996 (1996-01-15) November 29, 1996 (1996-11-29) 230 Episodes 1836–2065
10 1997 January 13, 1997 (1997-01-13) November 28, 1997 (1997-11-28) 230 Episodes 2066–2295
11 1998 January 12, 1998 (1998-01-12) November 27, 1998 (1998-11-27) 230 Episodes 2296–2525
12 1999 January 11, 1999 (1999-01-11) November 26, 1999 (1999-11-26) 230 Episodes 2526–2755
13 2000 January 31, 2000 (2000-01-31) November 24, 2000 (2000-11-24) 205 Episodes 2756–2960
14 2001 January 15, 2001 (2001-01-15) November 30, 2001 (2001-11-30) 230 Episodes 2961–3190
15 2002 January 14, 2002 (2002-01-14) November 29, 2002 (2002-11-29) 230 Episodes 3191–3420
16 2003 January 13, 2003 (2003-01-13) November 28, 2003 (2003-11-28) 230 Episodes 3421–3650
17 2004 January 12, 2004 (2004-01-12) November 26, 2004 (2004-11-26) 220 Episodes 3651–3870
18 2005 January 10, 2005 (2005-01-10) November 25, 2005 (2005-11-25) 230 Episodes 3871–4100
19 2006 January 16, 2006 (2006-01-16) December 1, 2006 (2006-12-01) 230 Episodes 4101–4330
20 2007 January 15, 2007 (2007-01-15) November 30, 2007 (2007-11-30) 230 Episodes 4331–4560
21 2008 January 28, 2008 (2008-01-28) November 28, 2008 (2008-11-28) 210 Episodes 4561–4770
22 2009 January 19, 2009 (2009-01-19) November 27, 2009 (2009-11-27) 225 Episodes 4771–4995
23 2010 January 25, 2010 (2010-01-25) November 26, 2010 (2010-11-26) 220 Episodes 4996–5215
24 2011 January 24, 2011 (2011-01-24) November 25, 2011 (2011-11-25) 220 Episodes 5216–5435
25 2012 January 23, 2012 (2012-01-23) November 28, 2012 (2012-11-28) 225 Episodes 5436–5660
26 2013 January 21, 2013 (2013-01-21) November 27, 2013 (2013-11-27) 225 Episodes 5661–5885
27 2014 January 27, 2014 (2014-01-27) December 10, 2014 (2014-12-10) 235 Episodes 5886–6120
28 2015 TBA TBA TBA Episodes 6121–

Theme song[edit]

Indiana Evans, Mark Furze and the crew during filming

The theme's lyrics have remained the same since the pilot episode, but have been gradually reduced in length to keep newer versions of the song at a shorter length. The theme was released as a single in the UK in 1989 and peaked at No.73 on the UK single charts.[21]

The single track includes the opening and closing themes and an additional saxophone section. Since the launch of the 1995 version of the theme tune, extracts from the second verse of the full-length soundtrack have been used to close the show, as opposed to an edited version of the opening song which was used until this point. The theme was shortened in 1996, and again in 2004. John Holmes, executive producer of Home and Away, explained the erosion of theme music in 2007. He said: "That's been a casualty of the accelerated flow which is the abolition of opening credits and having our closing credits condensed to such an extent that they are put on the screen at the same time as we are promoting the next episode."[22]

The 2007–2008 theme was recorded by 20-year-old actor and musician Luke Dolahenty. Israel Cannan sang the theme in early 2007, but due to complaints from fans, Network Seven decided to re-record it, making it the shortest running theme song in the programme's history.

The Home and Away theme is also used as an instrumental underscore on special occasions. It was last used during Sally's final scene and was heard several times throughout the storyline (most notably Sally and Flynn's wedding). In the early years, it was used for commercial break bumpers.

In 2009, the show debuted with a revamped opening and closing theme; however, for timing reasons the lyrics have been shortened slightly and the tune now runs at 15 seconds. The theme has returned to a male/female duet, after eight years of male group/solo singers. As it is much shorter, the theme will once again play at the start of every episode. From June 2006 to November 2008, the opening titles were played occasionally, depending on the episodes' length. The theme is accompanied by the show's first set of cast-less opening titles. The design of the titles is that of a collage, made up from many pictures of Palm Beach, the location used as Summer Bay. The opening theme has not been played since the end of the 2009 season although the closing theme tune still remains for international viewers.

For the 6 second opening titles that have been in use since 2010, short versions of the theme have been in use: in 2010, the 1988 opening notes which were used right at the very beginning of the theme tune. In 2011, another version of the music was introduced; this was a much more upbeat and more recognizable version of the opening notes of the 1988 theme. Mid-2012, a brand new arrangement of the opening music included the "Closer Each Day, Home and Away" section of the theme at the beginning.

From the beginning of the 2013 season, a new version for the short theme was introduced and a new opening which currently changes every week.

Version Artist Duration
Karen Boddington and Mark Williams
January 1988 – November 1994
Doug Williams & Erana Clark
January 1995 – November 1999
The Robertson Brothers
January 2000 – November 2003
January 2004 – December 2006
Israel Cannan
January – April 2007
Luke Dolahenty
April 2007 – November 2008
Luke Dolahenty & Tarryn Stokes
January 2009 – present day
(closing credits)


Home and Away is one of the most complained about shows on Australian television. From 1 July 2005 to 30 June 2006, there were 23 written complaints about the show as viewers thought it was inappropriate for it to be shown in its 19:00 timeslot. Home and Away was the 8th most complained about show on Australian television and was the only drama in the top ten complaint list.[23]

In March 2009, it was alleged that the Seven Network agreed to censor a scene with a lesbian kiss, after pressure from religious groups. This action was publicly condemned by several parties, including media commentator David Knox. Bevan Lee, Seven Network's Head of Creative Drama, later denied the censorship allegations, calling it a media beat up.[24][25]

In July 2009, former Home and Away actor Bryan Wiseman wrote in The Sunday Telegraph alleging a culture of drug and alcohol abuse among the younger members of the cast. The allegations followed incidents involving cast members Jodi Gordon and Lincoln Lewis. Lewis was "disciplined" by Channel Seven after it became public that he had filmed himself and a "starlet" engaged in a sexual act and then shown the film to Home and Away colleagues. Gordon and a male friend reported to police that they had seen, on a security camera, men armed with guns in the backyard of the friend's home. No men were found and the pair later admitted to police that they had consumed drugs during that day. No charges were laid.[26][27][28][29]


Books and magazines[edit]

Name Release date/year Publisher Author Genre ISBN
Home and Away Annual
Home and Away Special
Home and Away Annual
Home and Away Special
The Official Home and Away Annual
Home and Away Annual Authorized Edition
Home and Away: Behind the Scenes
The Frank Morgan Story
The Carly Morris & Steven Matheson Stories
The Bobby Simpson Story
The Matt Wilson Story
Home and Away: Dangerous Ride
Young adult/teen; fiction
ISBN 978-0732273408
Home and Away: Carly's Crisis
Young adult/teen; fiction
ISBN 978-0006937418
Home and Away: Bobby & Frank
Home and Away: 2 in 1
Family Matters
Home and Away Volume 1: Summer Bay Blues
Home and Away Volume 2: Scandal at Summer Bay
Home and Away: Hearts Divided[30]
Pan Australia
Leon F Saunders
ISBN 978-0-330-36461-4
Home and Away: Dani on Trial[31]
Leon F Saunders
ISBN 0-330-36495-2
Home and Away: Prisoner No. 2549971[32]
Pan Macmillan
Leon F Saunders
ISBN 978-0-330-36496-6
A Place in the Bay
October 2004
The Long Goodbye
November 2004
June 2005
Second Chances
September 2005
Home and Away: Celebrating 21 Years
(official collector's edition)[33]
January 2009
Pacific Magazines
Home and Away: Celebrating 25 Years
(official collector's edition)[34]
5 November 2012
Pacific Magazines

DVD, VHS and soundtracks[edit]

Name Release date/year Type of annual/book
Home and Away: The Movie (original pilot episode)
Classic Home and Away
Home and Away: The Official Summer Bay Special
(includes episode 1)
Home and Away: Secrets and the City[35]
Home and Away: Hearts Divided
Home and Away: Romances
(includes pilot episode)
Home and Away: Weddings
Home and Away: The Sounds of Summer Bay
Home and Away: Songs from and Inspired by the Television Series
Home and Away Hits
Home and Away Hits 2


Name Release date/year Type of annual/book
Fan Cards
The Game of Home and Away
Board Game
Home and Away the Magazine: Issue 1
Home and Away Calendar

Awards and nominations[edit]

See also[edit]


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  14. ^ Knox, David (20 March 2014). "Ratings – Wednesday 19 March 2014". TV Tonight. Retrieved 7 April 2014. 
  15. ^ Knox, David (4 February 2014). "Ratings – 3 February 2014". TV Tonight. Retrieved 7 April 2014. 
  16. ^ "TV Listings". RTÉ News. 
  17. ^ a b c d Whittingham, Clive (5 July 2013). "TVNZ swipes Home & Away rights". C21Media. Retrieved 5 July 2013. 
  18. ^ a b "TV2 announces Home and Away launch date". The New Zealand Herald (APN News & Media). 11 July 2013. Retrieved 2 August 2013. 
  19. ^ "Home and Away: Q&A". bbc.co.uk. 16 July 2001. Retrieved 12 October 2011. 
  20. ^ ""To the house of out heart" the new series SKY.". skai.gr. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  21. ^ "Home and Away single". www.chartstats.com. Retrieved 31 October 2007.
  22. ^ Elder, Bruce (5 November 2007). "Themes tuned out". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 27 January 2010. 
  23. ^ "Home and Away tops complaint list". backtothebay.net. 6 March 2007. Retrieved 18 March 2011. 
  24. ^ Meade, Amanda The Australian, 28 March 2009.
  25. ^ "Christian Taylor, www.samesame.com.au". samesame.com.au. Retrieved 2012-06-10. 
  26. ^ Moran, Jonathon (26 July 2009). "Home and Away's culture of cocaine, sex". The Sunday Telegraph. Retrieved 27 January 2010. 
  27. ^ "Lincoln Lewis' sex tape was not as bad as having cancer, says mum". The Daily Telegraph. 5 June 2009. Retrieved 27 January 2010. 
  28. ^ Ramachandran, Arjun (5 June 2009). "False report: Home and Away star Jodi Gordon off hook". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 27 January 2010. 
  29. ^ Lawrence, Kara; Barrett, David (5 June 2009). "Jodi Gordon's bizarre police raid". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 27 January 2010. 
  30. ^ "Home and Away: Hearts Divided / Leon F Saunders". National Library of Australia. Retrieved 15 July 2009. 
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