With over 28 years of birth, deaths and marriages to choose from Home and Away fans are in for a treat this summer.
Presto is asking Home and Away fans to vote on the series’ most iconic moments across the past 28 years with the most popular episodes to be featured on Presto.
Fans of Australia’s most popular long-running drama can vote to decide on the episodes that feature Home and Away’s favourite births, deaths and weddings from the landmark TV drama.
The Top 10 episodes from each category will then be available to stream exclusively on demand on Presto as subscribers count down the days to the arrival of the Home and Away special event, Home and Away: An Eye for an Eye.
To vote, fans simply go to www.eyeforaneye.com.au and choose their favourite births, deaths and weddings episodes.
Presto CEO Shaun James said, “Home and Away is one of Australian television’s most treasured programs and has captured viewers’ hearts for almost three decades. The response to our upcoming exclusive special Home and Away: An Eye for an Eyehas been overwhelmingly positive and we’re thrilled to be able to bring it to Presto subscribers later this year. As fans gear up forHome and Away: An Eye For An Eye, we’re also giving them the chance to relive some of Home and Away’s most memorable moments with a special viewer voted competition to choose the Top 10 births, deaths and weddings that have featured across the series.”
“Home and Away has been a staple for Australian television fans since 1988 and this is a fantastic way for fans to relive and celebrate some of the biggest moments in the show’s rich history,” Home and Away Producer Lucy Adriano said.
Among the many highlights which viewers can choose from include:
Every great series has its own beginning and every great character makes his or her own grand entrance. Home and Away has had its share of new arrivals including the 1997 birth of Paul Roberts, who was born to Irene (Lynne McGranger) who carried the baby as a surrogate for her own daughter, Fin (Tina Thomson), effectively giving birth to her own grandson.
High drama followed from the moment baby Noah was delivered in 2005. Mother Hayley (Ella Scott Lynch) was in love with Scott (Kip Gamblin), but she’d had an affair with Kim (Chris Hemsworth) and assumed the baby was his. Kim took the role as father not realising he had fallen victim to a switched paternity test that eventually revealed the true father was, indeed, Scott.
In 2008, Archie Hyde was delivered on the side of a dirt road after his soon-to-be father Kim (Chris Hemsworth) tried a shortcut through an old drovers track and got a flat tyre.
Of course all good (and sinister) things must come to an end. Fans were left gripping their seats in the 2008 season finale when policeman Jack Holden (Paul O’Brien) was shot by colleague Angelo (Luke Jacobz) who suspected he was corrupt. Realising he had been double-crossed; Angelo fired his gun into the darkness at a secret meeting, killing Jack.
2008 also saw Dan Baker (Tim Campbell) die saving the life of a troubled teen at a US summer camp. Upon hearing the news, all of Summer Bay rallied at a memorial service for Dan.
Angie (Laurie Foell) caused trouble from the moment she arrived in town. She destroyed the Sutherland’s marriage, committed murder and burned down the boatshed. The villainess died when her own son shoved her during an argument and she hit her head on a table bringing her chaos-filled days to an end.
Home and Away weddings have captured Aussie hearts and there have been dozens over the years. June 1988 saw Home and Away’s first full blown wedding where Roo (Justine Clarke) and Frank (Alex Papps) were set to tie the knot, only to see Roo run from the altar with guilt from carrying another man’s child.
We’ll never forget June 2003 when Sally (Kate Richie) arrived covered in mud after being thrown from a horse carriage and drenched in a storm on her way to marry the dashing Dr. Flynn (Joel McIlroy).
Without a doubt April 1995’s wedding of Angel (Melissa George) and Shane (Dieter Brummer) has long been considered Summer Bay’s most romantic and inspiring wedding when wheelchair bound Angel rose to her feet to courageously walk down the aisle to wed her man.
Fans who vote can also enter a competition to be eligible to win two (2) tickets to attend the 2015 AACTA Awards Presented by Presto, which will be staged Sydney’s The Star on Wednesday, December 9. Full terms and conditions can be viewed here
Home and Away will arrive on Presto in the coming weeks after voting for the nation’s favourite episodes concludes.