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  1. We had a thread about this last year/earlier this year and it ended up everyone had a slightly differing answer. We all had our opinions and perhaps decided by how much you subdivide the show. I tend to go for something around 600/end of 1990. I think the earliest was Tom's death, the latest Sally's 1st wedding.

  2. I don't know if it's the fact that it was the eighties or such, or the fact that 30-40 year olds are played and portrayed differently in the current media to what they were, but I'm surprised at how young some of the early cast were and were supposed to be. For instance, Fiona Spence, I don't believe looks much older than when she was a regular, and it was surprise to me that the character (and actress) was only in their late 30's at the time. Obviously part of that was character. You compare it to recent people of that age and they are completely different.

  3. Things that happened in 1992

    • Summer Olympics were held in Barcelona.
    • Samara Weaving, Nick Jonas and Miley Cyrus were born.
    • Dick York, Frankie Howerd, Marlene Dietrich, Denny Hulme and Peyo all died.
    • Aladdin is released in cinemas and brings a whole new world of fans to Disney.
    • Bill Clinton is elected president of the USA.
    • A Brit didn't win Wimbledon.
  4. They did cut one episode from around that time where Keith Williams, father of Sam's aforementioned friend, held Don hostage with a gun. The episode probably would have aired a few months after Dunblane. Also, I think the guy that was wrongly arrested for Chloe's attack was shot dead by Max Richards and that's why in Episode 2000 we see her go to see him in prison.

    All of this sounds utterly over the top, but somehow it worked.

  5. ^Wow! That's kinda scary. I often think it's scary when I watch the 1991 episodes and think...'in the grand scheme of life, it really wasn't that long ago'. But then I remember everything that has happened since 1991 and the future of the show, and how everyone involved in the early years had no idea that it would still be on air in 2013.

    Part of what can get me is when you think about how you watched characters as teenagers, then think what age are they now, oh, they're 40!

    Equally scary is when you look at most of today's characters and realise that in 1991 half of them were in primary school and the other half weren't born.(A couple of years back Neighbours had the teenage characters discussing being two years old in 1996 and I was like "What?!That was only a couple of years ago, wasn't it?")

    For whatever reason when watching about a TV programme, I always imagine characters staying forever the age they were when they left.

  6. ^Wow! That's kinda scary. I often think it's scary when I watch the 1991 episodes and think...'in the grand scheme of life, it really wasn't that long ago'. But then I remember everything that has happened since 1991 and the future of the show, and how everyone involved in the early years had no idea that it would still be on air in 2013.

    Part of what can get me is when you think about how you watched characters as teenagers, then think what age are they now, oh, they're 40!

  7. As for the storyline where Ailsa comes out a coma and becomes extremely bitter and resentful towards Alf, I found this storyline a bit too dark and depressing. Even though she was one of my favourite characters I just thought it was too much for she and Alf to go through after everything else. It was just a bit uncalled for. I also thought it was a very self-contained storyline, the rest of the town didn't really seem to care that Ailsa was having her life support turned off, nor did they especially care when she was a wheelchair bound mad woman. And then after weeks of this dank depressing storyline Ailsa suddenly snaps out of it with no real resolution. Having said that, Judy Nunn was great during this story. Isn't there an episode where we hear inside Ailsa's head and all the bitter twisted things she is thinking about Alf while sitting there silently

    The town had other cheery things to concentrate on at the time like kids dying from cancer, being in jail for killing a kid, losing their home to Diana Fraser, marriage break-up, testicular cancer.....

  8. Lara, a girl with braces, who was a replacement Kirsty for a few weeks, hanging about with Seb, Nick and Jade. IIRC she appeared towards the tail end of 2001 as a kid from a family with money problems, which allowed Sally and Flynn to work together on something and get back together.

    She conveniently stayed together with Seb for long enough to win a dance competition and was never seen again.

  9. I always remember the image of Alf sitting at the table alone, but with 3 places set, having thrown Fisher out and of course set a place for Ailsa. I used the clip in the only music video I ever made, full of the completely ridiculous stuff in H&A's history.

    I thought the last line worked very well for that scene. Shame about the rest of the video.

  10. Why was Blake and Sophie removed form credits in 1991 as they dont leave for other two more years and they were put back on in 1992?

    It's something that surprised us when we were trying to work out how many sets 1991 had. They were removed when Karen and Haydn were removed respectively, but it's only for a few weeks and they are put back on in new shots a few weeks later.

    There is actually what appears to be an exceptionally rare set that lasts the last 40 or so episodes of 1991.

  11. Yes, Murdoch "Mud" came in 1995 and tried it on with Selina. When Selina told Irene this, they tricked him with Irene sleeping in Selina's bed. Caught, Irene threw him out the house. Sometime over the next few weeks, Dodge, who had been friends with Nathan in prison, then murdered Mud for Nathan. Mud's remains were found by Shannon in the bush fires.

  12. Maybe I'm splitting it down too much, but I think the current repeats almost feel as if they are airing the 3rd era. Quite where one begins and another end is not always clear and some may have briefly overlapped.

    I think there's a first era that ends somewhere around the time that Floss and Neville leave and Morag reveal Bobby's parentage in that the first 270 episodes are all essetnially leading to that revelation. Then there's a second era that encompasses most of 1989 and possibly most of 1990 as well where a lot of characters came in for a short period and a lot of the originals left

    Then we move onto a third era that is 1991-1993, and a fourth era 1994-1997.

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