Days of Our Lives marks 50th Aniversery

The sands are still turning in the hour glass 50 years on.

It was November 8, 50 years ago that the fictitious Midwestern town of Salem came to life.

To celebrate the half century mark, the show is continuing its special murder mystery, welcoming back many fan favourite characters and releasing an official photo book entitled “Days of Our Lives: 50 Years.”

In honour of the show’s anniversary, which takes place the week of November 8, there will be a major development in the ongoing elaborate murder mystery saga which began in August. The storyline will then continue through the show’s anniversary year.

Additionally, many much loved characters are returning to mark the anniversary. Returning actors making cameos include: Stephen Nichols, Alison Sweeney, Peter Reckell, Thaao Penghlis, Martha Madison, Tamara Braun and Camila Banus.

Alexander Bruszt, winner of Foxtel’s ‘Search for a Star’ competition will also make his debut this month, appearing on Days of Our Lives from November 13. The established Australian actor will play the role of Fynn, a handsome, rugged Australian doctor who arrives in Salem to do his residency, specifically to gain skills as a surgeon, working under the supervision of Doctor Jonas, played by Shawn Christian.

Days of Our Lives screens weekdays at 12:45pm, Express from the US, on Foxtel’s Arena.