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  1. Yes, I think Channel 10 thought they could compete with Home & Away's popularity. I remember reading it was very close to being renewed for the foreign market alone but things fell apart (I think its popularity might have been in Europe - Scandanavia and Germany from memory but I might have remembered that incorrectly). Would be interesting to know how long it could have lasted if the deal had worked. Perhaps it could still have been on air alongside Neighbours and Home & Away!
  2. I'd love to see Roxane Wilson arrive in Summer Bay to take on a longterm role. She was a fabulous actress in both Echo Point and also Stingers. I could see her as a sassy headmistress.
  3. Has anyone noticed that Echo Point has been added to Amazon Prime? Good to see these 2 shortlived shows get a new lease of life and a chance to entertain new viewers. Out of the Blue is one of my all-time favourite shows and has amazing plot twists in almost every episode. Dan Bennett at his best. Echo Point is a bit like Home and Away was in the mid 1990s and stars David Woodley amongst others. I started watching it the other night and am already up to episode 20, its a lot better than i remembered it being when I watched it in the UK on Trouble Channel many years ago. Lots of H&A actors too such as Rowena Wallace and Diarmid Heidenreich. If you have watched either of these let me know what you think of them!
  4. That would certainly made a really good miniseries!
  5. The other significant thing I heard recently whilst rewatching old episodes on Amazon Prime was that Bobby Simpson's adopted grandparents ran the local store which they later sold on to Ailsa Hogan when she arrived in the Bay. Matt Wilson's family also must have lived in the Bay for some considerable time as did the Dibbles as Martin and Lance were supposed to have been lifelong friends.
  6. When Georgie Parker first appeared as Roo there was a lot of scenes where Alf preferred Marilyn (and Sally) and couldn't totally trust/open up to Roo which she found hard to take. I think this was nice continuity as it showed that Marilyn and Sally had become to Alf what he had always wanted from Roo and not received.
  7. The problem in my mind isn't that Martha came back from the dead but that Alf had known the fact that she wasn't dead for decades. There is also the discrepancy that originally it was a boating accident and not simply drowning. Plus throughout the show it was never mentioned that no body was found. It is these facts that make it a retcon. I personally hate the storyline though I do agree that Belinda is excellent and is a great addition to the show. I don't see why she couldn't have been brought back as a nicer version of Cynthia Ross, stuck up a romance with Alf after they talked about old times and then revealed emotional problems. Roo could have had a problem with Alf getting close to someone and it could have been a replay to her behaviour in the Justine Clarke days when she disapproved, thought 'Cynthia' was a gold digger after heading stories about her past and acted accordingly. Writers with imagination can do anything but still remain consistent to the past.
  8. Just rewatched those episodes recently about the concert and they were great! Living in Summer Bay was simple but effective.
  9. In between Ben and Ross, Justin Rosniak also played Joseph Lynch, son of the temporary school principal (played by Diane Craig).
  10. Really enjoying the episodes so far, bringing back lots of old memories. Have just watched the episode where Frank sings the song he wrote for Roo for the first time. Nice to hear it as 'Have you ever been alone' has been going round in my head for the last 30 years and frequently comes out when I'm having a hum or a little singsong when nobody is listening! I also didn't remember how much I liked Nico though I did remember him. Roger Oakley and Vanessa Downing are an amazing couple, they work so well together. I doubt the show would ever have become the success it did if it wasn't for their solid believable partnership. Looking forward to seeing Narelle, Philip, Stacey and Andrew make their debuts soon.
  11. Why do they need to mention anything? Isn't it nice to think that Morag is still out there somewhere causing havoc and defending the rights of the innocent?
  12. The two Flynns were like two totally different characters - both enjoyable however nothing like each other in personality I felt. Number 1 had a cool vibe and was beachy, number 2 was far more professional and straight-laced. Its hard to recast longterm characters successfully and whilst this one kinda worked it always grated on me that Sally had this 'longterm' relationship with Flynn 2 when he wasn't in the show that long at all. I think it worked best with Flynn 2 when Ric and Cassie joined the show.
  13. She still has a blood relative in the show in VJ as Alison was later revealed to be Vinnie's cousin...though you probably know all this already.
  14. Thanks Dan! I wonder why the name change? That is quite unusual in acting circles where people normally prefer to keeop the same 'stage name' for professional reasons.
  15. Have noticed that the actor who plays Dr. Chris Bentos used to be credited as "George Mangos" and is now credited as "George Rafael". Is this the same actor just using a new surname or is it another actor playing the same part? As far as I am aware the last episode credited as Mangos was 4674 and the first as Rafael was 4711.Was wondering if anyone has any old episodes to check. Thanks!
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