Recently, an official 2005 Home and Away Calendar was
given away for free with Australia's New Idea magazine.
The Calendar, of size 9inch x 11inch, is not available in
the shops, so is very difficult to get hold of. Each month
contains a picture of a member of the Home and Away cast.
The characters featured are Irene, Kirsty & Kane, Alf, Jesse,
Sally, Hayley, Kit, Matilda, Leah, Scott and Tasha.
This 2004 Calendar was released in Australia by Hallmark
at the end of 2003 and can be bought from many good gift
shops across Australia. The top of each page contains a
different promotional shot of one or more members of the
Channel 5 Calendar
The UK's Channel 5 bought Home and Away from rival station
ITV in 2000 but were prevented from showing the programme
for a year because of a clause in ITV's contract. Channel
5 produced this calendar to promote the show's re-launch
in 2001. It features a full page picture of a cast member
for each month. They're no longer sold, but you may find
one on E-Bay.
This postcard was mailed to promote the UK release of
the first Home and Away Soundtrack in November 1997. It
has the name of the UK store WHSmith on it. They're no longer
sold, but you may be lucky and find one for sale on E-Bay.
Location Schedules (Click the yellow Location
Schedule pictures above to enlarge)
Location schedules are a series of photocopied sheets issued
to cast and crew for the filming of each block (one week
of episodes are filmed as one block). The schedule shows
the date and time that each cast and crew member (including
the caterer!) needs to arrive at exterior locations and
the timing of each scene to be filmed there. Obviously location
schedules are a behind-the-scenes item and are very hard
to find unless you are friends with a cast or crew member!
However, one may appear on E-Bay every so often.
Cast Letters (Click the picture on the right to
If you write to a member of the Home and Away cast they
may send you a personal reply. The address to write to can
be found in the FAQ section.