Eamonn and Ruth's 7 Year Itch - Netflix
Eamonn and Ruth investigate the myriad ways to add a dollop of spice to a marriage to bring back the spark in a relationship.
Status: In Development
Runtime: 65 minutes
Eamonn and Ruth's 7 Year Itch - List of Home and Away characters (1988) - Netflix
Home and Away is an Australian television soap opera. It was first broadcast on the Seven Network on 17 January 1988. The following is a list of characters that first appeared in that year, by order of first appearance. They were all introduced by the show's executive producer Alan Bateman who oversaw the serial before being succeeded by series producer Des Monaghan whose episodes first began airing in November. Sixteen of the original eighteen regular characters debuted in the pilot episode. The Fletcher family consisting of Frank Morgan, Tom and Pippa Fletcher, Carly Morris, Steven Matheson, Sally Keating and Lynn Davenport were introduced first. Summer Bay residents Alf Stewart, Floss and Neville McPhee, Bobby Simpson, Donald Fisher, Ailsa Hogan, Martin Dibble, Lance Smart and Matt Wilson also made their debuts. They were soon joined by Alf's daughter Roo and sister, Celia. In March, Lyn Collingwood arrived as Lance's mother, Colleen. The same month, Liddy Clark began playing Kerry Barlow and Amanda Newman-Phillips joined the cast as Narelle Smart. In April, Gerry Sont began playing Brett Macklin, a love interest for Roo. Barbara Stephens and Cornelia Frances arrived in June as Alf's other sisters Barbara Stewart and Morag Bellingham, respectively. July saw Simon Kay enter as Donald and Barbara's son Alan Fisher. Gavin Harrison began playing Revhead in August and was soon followed by John Morris as Philip Matheson. That month saw the serial's first birth Christopher Fletcher, son of the established Tom and Pippa. Another birth occurred in September, Martha Stewart, daughter of Roo and Brett. Sandie Lillingston joined the cast in the same episode as Brett's sister, Stacey and in November, George Leppard guested as Al Simpson.
Eamonn and Ruth's 7 Year Itch - Al Simpson - Netflix
Al Simpson played by George Leppard, debuted on-screen during the episode airing on 29 November 1988. When the character returned in 1990, Terence Donovan began playing the role and departed on 1 March 1990. Donovan won the role of Al and began filming for Home and Away on 23 October 1989. Al was billed as a “dastardly character”. Donovan said that was playing a “great role”. He described Al as “a jailbird, a wife beater and a drunk”. However, Donovan said that he intentionally played him as a “loveable villain”. Clive Hopwood in his book Home and Away Special, described Al as Bobby Simpson's (Nicolle Dickson) missing “father” who “crosses words” with Donald Fisher (Norman Coburn) because he knows a “dark and murky secret” about him. Donovan told Kevin Sadlier of The Sun-Herald that “the best I've been able to do with Al is give him a sense of humour.” He added that Al is “not a very nice person”, while Sadlier called Al a “ne'er-do-well step-father”. Al responds to an invitation from Bobby to her wedding to Frank Morgan (Alex Papps) by sending a letter telling her he is not her father. Bobby and Frank visit Al in prison and Bobby confronts him about this revelation. He tells her that Alf Stewart (Ray Meagher) knows who her real parents are. It soon emerges that Morag Bellingham (Cornelia Frances) and Donald Fisher are Bobby's biological parents and Al and late his wife, Doris illegally adopted her. When Al is released, he returns to Summer Bay with his teenage daughter Sophie (Rebekah Elmaloglou). Bobby is not pleased to see Al and warns everyone in town about him. Donald is unnerved to see Al, who begins blackmailing him over the death of Shane Wilson eight years earlier. Al uses Sophie for schemes to con money out of people and when they fail, he takes his anger out on her physically as he did to Bobby in her youth. Bobby and Shane's brother, Matt (Greg Benson) do some detective work and figure out Al is the culprit. When Al holds Sophie, Bobby and Matt hostage overnight, they are found by Tom Fletcher (Roger Oakley) and Detective Hunt (Kim Knuckey). After Al's confession is overheard, he is arrested and returned to prison.
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