Home and Away: Secrets and the City
|Home and Away: Secrets and the City|
DVD Cover for Secrets and the City
|Country of origin||Australia|
|No. of episodes||3|
|Home video release|
|DVD release date||25 October 2002 (Australia)
29 October 2003 (UK)
Home and Away: Secrets and the City is an exclusive-to-video and DVD special of Australia's most popular soap opera Home and Away. In 2002, it was only released on video and a year later it received a DVD release. It is hosted by Home and Away star Tammin Sursok — in character as Dani Sutherland, not as herself — and contains three episodes, two of which were aired on TV: Shattered Hearts and Broken Dreams, but the third episode, Secrets and the City will never be aired on TV; it is only to be seen on the video and DVD.
The story follows the breakup of the Sutherland family as a secret from Rhys' past comes back to haunt him. Years ago, Rhys had an affair with Angie Russell and now she's living in Summer Bay with her son Dylan. Angie then reveals to Dylan than he is Rhys' son and he can't see Rhys' daughter Kirsty any more because they are brother and sister. Shelley discovers his secret when she listens to a tape that recorded Angie talking to Rhys. At a family dinner, Rhys tells all to his family hurting Kirsty the most. The following day, the girls find a note from Rhys saying that he has left for good. Dani and Josh, along with Hayley and Noah, search for Rhys in the City.
|#||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original Airdate|
|3391 (15.201)||"Shattered Hearts"||Jonathan Geraghty||Sean Nash
|21 October 2002|
|Shelley finds out that Rhys had an affair with Angie and that Dylan is his son. Angie goes to the Sutherland house to talk to Shelley, resulting in her having the door slammed in her face.|
|3394 (15.204)||"Broken Dreams"||Jonathan Geraghty||Sean Nash
|24 October 2002|
|Rhys decides to tell his family the truth about his affair with Angie, and that Dylan is his son — causing Kirsty to run out of the house.|
|-||"Secrets and the City"||Robert Meillon||Coral Drouyn||N/A|
|Dani has a secret. It flashes back to Jade finding a note saying Rhys has left for good. Dani and Josh head for the city, picking up Hayley and Noah who have broken down. Shelley waits at home to see Rhys, with the others telling her lies so that she won't find out the truth. Josh's mum helps to find Rhys. Dani later finds him in a hotel room and begs him to come home. They arrive back home and Shelley has no idea he was even gone.|
- Tammin Sursok - Dani Sutherland
- Rebecca Cartwright - Hayley Smith
- Beau Brady - Noah Lawson
- Chris Egan - Nick Smith
- Christie Hayes - Kirsty Sutherland
- Kate Garven - Jade Sutherland
- Mitch Firth - Seb Miller
- Paula Forrest - Shelley Sutherland
- Michael Beckley - Rhys Sutherland
- Ray Meagher - Alf Stewart
- Norman Coburn - Donald Fisher
- Kate Ritchie - Sally Fletcher
- Ada Nicodemou - Leah Patterson
- Susie Rugg - Brodie Hanson
- Danny Raco - Alex Poulos
- Daniel Collopy - Josh West
- Ben Unwin - Jesse McGregor
- Martin Dingle-Wall - Flynn Saunders
- Lynne McGranger - Irene Roberts
- Lyn Collingwood - Colleen Smart
- Sebastian Elmaloglou - Max Sutherland
- Laurie Foell - Angie Russell
- Brett Hicks-Maitland - Dylan Russell
- Cornelia Frances - Morag Bellingham
- Harry & James Roberts - V.J. Patterson
- Stephen Leeder - Inspector Carter
- Julieanne Newbould - Jackie West
|Home and Away: Secrets and the City|
|Set Details||Special Features|
|Region 1||Region 2||Region 4|
|N/A||25 August 2003||29 October 2003|
Secrets and the City was a let down to fans of the show as they expected more to come from Australia's first DVD of Home and Away. Two episodes which had already aired on TV and the special episode was only a 3 minutes longer than a normal episode. The special features on the release were a great contribution, cast interviews and behind-the-scenes with Bec Cartwright and Beau Brady.
- Idato, Michael (14 October 2002). "Switched on". Sydney Morning Herald (Fairfax Media). Retrieved 8 April 2013.
- "Shattered Hearts (#3391) Summary". backtothebay.net. Retrieved 14 October 2010.
- "Broken Dreams (#3394) Summary". backtothebay.net. Retrieved 14 October 2010.
- "Secrets and the City Review". backtothebay.net. Retrieved 26 March 2011.
- Home and Away: Secrets and the City at the Internet Movie Database
- Home and Away at the Internet Movie Database