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 28
No. of episodes 6245 (as of 23 July 2015)
Executive producer(s) John Holmes
Julie McGauran
Producer(s) John Holmes (1988–89)
Andrew Howie (1989–94)
Russell Webb (1994–2001)
Julie McGauran (2001–07)
Cameron Welsh (2007–12)
Lucy Addario (2012–now)
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) (2001–07)
1080i (16:9) (2007–present)
Audio format Stereo
Original release 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 enjoyed 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 to Thursdays at 7:00 pm (on Thursdays, two episodes are played in a one-hour block).

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 45 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. The show was inducted into the Logie Hall of Fame in 2015.[2]


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.[3] 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.[4] 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.[4][5] 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.[5] 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."[4] 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.[4] The soap opera was initially called Refuge, but the name was changed to the "friendlier" title of Home and Away once production began.[4]

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.[5] 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.[6] The mayor of Sydney's Pittwater Council presented cast members with the key to Palm Beach, the filming location for the show.[6]

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.[7]


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).[8] 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."[8]


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.[9]

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,[10] incest and child abuse.



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.[11] The show is aired for approximately 46 weeks each year. Each season usually begins in January/February and the season finale airs in November/December. The last five aired episodes shown are broadcast in an omnibus edition each Sunday on Seven's digital multichannel 7Two. The twenty-eighth season of Home and Away premiered on 2 February 2015.[12][13]

When the show first 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.[14] In January 1992, Seven moved Home and Away to the 7:00 pm timeslot across the network.[14] In March 2013, Better Homes and Gardens began replacing Home and Away on Fridays to make way for Seven's AFL coverage.[15] Friday's episodes of Home and Away now air on Thursdays at 7:30 pm.[15]

Prime7 previously aired repeats of Home and Away between 1999 and 2002. Foxtel also aired the show from the beginning on their now-defunct channel Fox Kids, and later on Fox Soap between 1996 and 1998.[citation needed]


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 RTÉ2. A repeat of the week's episodes is aired on Saturday and Sunday on RTÉ2. The show has consistently been among RTÉ2's most popular televised dramas. The series is also available in HD on RTÉ One HD and RTÉ2 HD via freeview platform Saorview. Home and Away is currently 24 episodes (4 weeks, 4 days) behind the Australian broadcast. The 2015 season premiered on RTÉ One and RTÉ2 on 6 March 2015.

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 premiered 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.

As of late 2014, Home and Away is no longer available to view in Northern Ireland on both RTÉ One and RTÉ2 via Sky TV, as a message displays 'this programme is not available'. The series has also been blocked on Virgin TV for several years. Sky viewers in the Republic of Ireland are not affected by this change. Both Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland can view the series on both channels through Irish platform Saorview, or by watching on Channel 5.

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 premiered on TV2 on 19 August 2013 at 5:30pm, with an opportunity to catch-up the following morning and during Sunday afternoons.[17][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 airs Home and Away 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. 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 is currently 20 episodes (4 weeks) behind the Australian broadcast on Channel 5 and 19 episodes (3 weeks, 4 days) behind on 5*. The 2015 season premiered on Channel 5 on 2 March 2015 and 27 February 2015 on 5*.

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 continued to broadcast and from 9 May 2014 new episodes aired while Channel 5 had the show on hiatus. With RTÉ having the series on hiatus from 12 June 2014 to 7 July 2014, Channel 5 again premiered new episodes in Europe.

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

United States[edit]

Current episodes of Home and Away began streaming on Hulu beginning in March 2015.[20]

Popularity and viewership[edit]

The launch of Home and Away in 1988 was hoped to help boost the Seven Network's early evening ratings which had been underperforming in previous years.[14] However, the show struggled to attract high ratings, particularly when compared to rival soap opera Neighbours, which was a huge ratings success at the time.[14] By the end of 1988, Home and Away‍ '​s ratings had improved.[14] In January 1992, when Neighbours' high-rating era was over, Seven moved Home and Away to the 7:00 pm timeslot, putting both shows up against each other.[14] This caused Network Ten to move Neighbours to the 6.30 pm timeslot two months later.[14] During the early 2000s, Home and Away was averaging 1.3 million viewers[21][22] and in 2007, viewing figures rose to 1.4 million.[23] However, by the end of the decade, the ratings had dropped to an average of 1.1 million viewers.[22] During the early 2010s, viewing figures had further decreased to between 800,000 and 1 million an episode.[24][25] In 2012, Home and Away was averaging 981,000 viewers, down from 1.039 million in 2011 and 1.021 million in 2010.[26]

In 2015, the show began going through a serious ratings decline.[27][28] A July 2015 report revealed that the ratings were down 14% compared to the first six months of 2014, which translates to about 140,000 fewer viewers per episode.[27][28] On 6 July 2015, Home and Away ranked 16th in OzTAM's overnight ratings with 750,000 viewers.[28] The following night, the show fell to an even lower figure of 701,000 viewers.[29] A writer for the Australian Associated Press stated that one of the reasons for the ratings decline could be "the viewing habits of Gen Y, which the show is aimed at, have changed dramatically in recent times thanks to the launch of streaming services, Netflix, Stan and Presto. The exact age demographic that Home and Away targets are the same people who do not subscribe to appointment viewing. They prefer to watch shows when they want and don't want to be dictated to by the commercial networks."[28] A Seven spokeswoman commented that Home and Away was still performing well on digital and social platforms and that the overnight ratings were not the only measure of the show's success.[27]


Season Year Original broadcast (Australia) No. of episodes
Season premiere Season finale
1 1988 17 January 1988 (1988-01-17) 1 December 1988 (1988-12-01) 229 Pilot; Episodes 1–228
2 1989 23 January 1989 (1989-01-23) 12 December 1989 (1989-12-12) 220 Episodes 229–448
3 1990 8 January 1990 (1990-01-08) 29 November 1990 (1990-11-29) 230 Episodes 449–678
4 1991 7 January 1991 (1991-01-07) 29 November 1991 (1991-11-29) 232 Episodes 679–910
5 1992 6 January 1992 (1992-01-06) 27 November 1992 (1992-11-27) 235 Episodes 911–1145
6 1993 11 January 1993 (1993-01-11) 26 November 1993 (1993-11-26) 230 Episodes 1146–1375
7 1994 10 January 1994 (1994-01-10) 25 November 1994 (1994-11-25) 230 Episodes 1376–1605
8 1995 16 January 1995 (1995-01-16) 1 December 1995 (1995-12-01) 230 Episodes 1606–1835
9 1996 15 January 1996 (1996-01-15) 29 November 1996 (1996-11-29) 230 Episodes 1836–2065
10 1997 13 January 1997 (1997-01-13) 28 November 1997 (1997-11-28) 230 Episodes 2066–2295
11 1998 12 January 1998 (1998-01-12) 27 November 1998 (1998-11-27) 230 Episodes 2296–2525
12 1999 11 January 1999 (1999-01-11) 26 November 1999 (1999-11-26) 230 Episodes 2526–2755
13 2000 31 January 2000 (2000-01-31) 24 November 2000 (2000-11-24) 205 Episodes 2756–2960
14 2001 15 January 2001 (2001-01-15) 30 November 2001 (2001-11-30) 230 Episodes 2961–3190
15 2002 14 January 2002 (2002-01-14) 29 November 2002 (2002-11-29) 230 Episodes 3191–3420
16 2003 13 January 2003 (2003-01-13) 28 November 2003 (2003-11-28) 230 Episodes 3421–3650
17 2004 12 January 2004 (2004-01-12) 26 November 2004 (2004-11-26) 220 Episodes 3651–3870
18 2005 10 January 2005 (2005-01-10) 25 November 2005 (2005-11-25) 230 Episodes 3871–4100
19 2006 16 January 2006 (2006-01-16) 1 December 2006 (2006-12-01) 230 Episodes 4101–4330
20 2007 15 January 2007 (2007-01-15) 30 November 2007 (2007-11-30) 230 Episodes 4331–4560
21 2008 28 January 2008 (2008-01-28) 28 November 2008 (2008-11-28) 210 Episodes 4561–4770
22 2009 19 January 2009 (2009-01-19) 27 November 2009 (2009-11-27) 225 Episodes 4771–4995
23 2010 25 January 2010 (2010-01-25) 26 November 2010 (2010-11-26) 220 Episodes 4996–5215
24 2011 24 January 2011 (2011-01-24) 25 November 2011 (2011-11-25) 220 Episodes 5216–5435
25 2012 23 January 2012 (2012-01-23) 28 November 2012 (2012-11-28) 225 Episodes 5436–5660
26 2013 21 January 2013 (2013-01-21) 27 November 2013 (2013-11-27) 225 Episodes 5661–5885
27 2014 27 January 2014 (2014-01-27) 10 December 2014 (2014-12-10) 235 Episodes 5886–6120
28 2015 2 February 2015 (2015-02-02) TBA TBA Episodes 6121–63??

Theme song[edit]

Opening theme

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.[30]

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."[31]

For the 2000 theme song, Australian pop band The Robertson Brothers recorded the new theme song which was used until the end of the 2003 season. The Robertson Brothers again recorded a new version for the theme song for the 2004 season and was used until the end of the 2006 season. This was a shorter theme running at 30 seconds.

The mid-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, until the 2009 theme song was introduced.

From June 2006 to mid-2008, the opening titles were played occasionally, depending on the episodes' length. Prior to this, in 2006 episode 4212, the theme song and even the Home and Away title was not used. When the series returned following the 2008 Olympic cliffhanger, the theme song was completely removed.

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 once again played at the start of every episode. 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. This was the final theme song to be recorded.

Since the beginning of the 2010 season, the theme song is no longer played. However, a new 6 second instrumental short version of the theme song was used, which was the 1988 version played at the beginning of each episode. 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. This was also used in the 2014 season and currently continues in the 2015 season.

Ending theme

In Australia, the ending theme was played at the end of each episode for many years, after which the ending theme was removed and replaced with the end credits playing over scenes for the next episode. The ending themes currently continues to play internationally in countries such as the United Kingdom and Ireland. In the UK, the ITV network originally played the ending credits in the early years of the series, however, they were later removed for the duration that the series was on ITV meaning the ending theme was never played again. When the series made the move to Channel 5 in 2001, the ending credits returned. Throughout its run in Ireland, state broadcaster RTÉ have used the ending credits in each episode and still continue to do so. Since the final theme song of Home and Away was recorded in 2009, this is the same theme that plays over the ending credits internationally, despite the changes in the opening credits since 2009, a new theme song has not been recorded for the international end credits.

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 – November 2009
January 2009 - present (international 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.[32]

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.[33][34]

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.[35][36][37][38]


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[39]
Pan Australia
Leon F Saunders
ISBN 978-0-330-36461-4
Home and Away: Dani on Trial[40]
Leon F Saunders
ISBN 0-330-36495-2
Home and Away: Prisoner No. 2549971[41]
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)[42]
January 2009
Pacific Magazines
Home and Away: Celebrating 25 Years
(official collector's edition)[43]
5 November 2012
Pacific Magazines


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)


VHS name Ep # Taps Region 2 (UK) Region 4 (Australia) VHS Special Features
Home and Away: The Movie (Pilot) Film 1 199? 1989 None
Classic Home and Away 5 1 199? 1993 None
Home and Away: The Official Summer Bay Special 1 1 28 October 1996 5 October 1998 Pilot Movie

Documentary on the history of Series


What the stars did after they left the show


Name Release date/year Type of annual/book
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

DVD Release[edit]

DVD name Discs Release Episodes DVD special features
Region 2 (UK) Region 4 (AUS)
Secrets And The City 1 August 25, 2003 October 29, 2003 "Shattered Hearts" (season 15, Episode 201)
"Broken Dreams" (Season 15, Episode 204)
"Secrets and the City" (video exclusive episode)
Behind the scenes footage and interviews

A day in the life of Bec and Beau

Hearts Divided 1 N/A October 29, 2003 "Turn Back the Night" (Season 16, Episode 181)
"Fallout" (Season 16, Episode 186)
"Hearts Divided" (video exclusive episode)
Introduction by Rebecca Cartwright

Behind the Scenes footage

Music video

A Day in the Life of Rebecca Cartwright and Beau Brady featurette

Romances 1 February 5, 2007 2 November 2005 N/A Home and Away 90min Pilot Movie
Weddings 1 February 5, 2007 March 1, 2006 N/A Leah & Vinnie Wedding Episode.


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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