The Seven promo branded the upcoming episodes, “An extraordinary television first. Home and Away in the UK.”
But as savvy soap fans recall, the Seven soap has been there before.
The last time was twelve years ago when “headmaster Donald Fisher was reunited with long lost love Marilyn, while Irene’s teenager lodger Nick got lost in London and had to ask for directions from top girl group of the time… Atomic Kitten! (gawd!)”
A Seven press release on the episodes last September correctly indicated the show was indeed returning after 12 years.
So it’s perplexing that Seven promos attempted to rewrite the past.
A Seven spokesperson told TV Tonight, the promo relates to the River Boys’ first trip to the UK. Sorry not really buying that one. Please have Promos talk to Andrew Mercado when referencing soap history in future…
Meanwhile TEN sent out a press release and clip last week with an “Australian first look” at the rebooted 24.
It carried the same clip published here in February.