Endless Summer: Home and Away to air 30th Anniversary Primetime Special

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Both Seven and Channel 5 are set to air a very special anniversary show later this month, as part of Home and Away’s 30th birthday celebrations.

Endless Summer’ has been produced by the team behind Sunday Night, the network’s weekly news and current affairs show, and will take a look back at 30 years of the Aussie drama that has achieved fame across the world.

Bec Hewitt and Ada Nicodemou both feature in the 30th Anniversary special

It will bring together Home and Away stars past and present as they reminisce on their time in the Bay, discussing both the on-screen and off-screen dramas that has helped to make Summer Bay one of the world’s best known seaside towns.

Featured in the promo are Ray Meagher (Alf Stewart), Dannii Minogue (Emma Jackson), Kate Ritchie (Sally Fletcher), Ada Nicodemou (Leah Patterson). The 30 second clip shows Ray appear to briefly choke up, while Dannii Minogue reveals that finding romance on set stopped her in her tracks.

Kate Ritchie discusses her on-screen romance with Heath Ledger, who went on to take Hollywood by storm

Kate Ritchie is also seen discussing on-screen love interest Heath Ledger (Scott Irwin), hinting that the two shared “a few hours of teenage passion”.

Ledger went on to forge a successful acting career, staring in 10 Things I Hate About You and Brokeback Mountain. Perhaps most famously, he played The Joker in The Dark Night, before being found dead in his apartment in early 2008, having suffered from an accidental overdose of prescription medication.

Also featuring will be Steve Peacock (Darryl Braxton), Bec Hewitt (Hayley Lawson), Melissa George (Angel Parrish), Alex Papps (Frank Morgan), Nicolle Dickson (Bobby Simpson) and Dieter Brummer (Shane Parrish), among others.

The one-off special will be hosted by Sunday Night’s Steve Pennells

Hosted by Sunday Night’s Steve Pennells, we’re promised “a surprise reunion”, never-before-heard secrets, “astonishing revelations”.

Endless Summer – 30 Years of Home and Away airs 7:30pm, Tuesday July 17, on Channel Seven, and at 7pm on the same day on 5Star in the UK.


Don’t Miss: Read our extensive anniversary feature as we celebrate 30 years of Home and Away. Featuring interviews with Script Producers from across the show’s history, we reflect on how the show came to be, the hurdles that its hit and the eras that it has had, whilst asking the important question: why has Home and Away continued to endure whilst many other shows have floundered?