FOUR thousand half-hours ago in the land of soaps and glory the Aussie
drama Neighbours was born.
First seen on our tellies in 1985 on Channel Seven, station heavies didn't
rate the Ramsay St mob and gave the show the heave after six months. Big
It was picked up by Channel 10, who added soap stud Jason Donovan and a
frothy young lass called Kylie Minogue. A cult series set up house and 16 years
on the bubble is yet to burst.
This Friday Neighbours airs its 4000th episode (that's 83 days of continuous
viewing if you've watched them all). The milestone begins as the series did all
those years ago ? on the eve of a wedding.
Meanwhile, over at Summer Bay, the young and the restless from Home & Away
are planning their own special episode. The H&A gang celebrate their 14th year
next Wednesday and will reminisce about the days of their lives with a bevy of
Former stars of the sunset beach series will land in the bay for a reunion.
They include Frank (Alex Papps). You remember him, the bloke who married tomboy
Bobby (Nicolle Dickson) after he left Roo (Justine Clark) at the altar, after he
recovered from a serious car accident that left him in a coma at a general
hospital and before he ran off to the States for a seachange.
Other heartbreakers high on the reunion hit list include Sophie (Rebekah
Emmaloglou) and Carly (Sharyn Hodgson). They'll team up with resident prisoners
(work with us, it was the only one left) Jade (Kate Garven), Josh (Daniel
Collopy) and the hunky Beau (Noah Lawson) for the show.