TEN has confirmed its airdate for the special Neighbours 30th: The Stars Reunite as 7:30pm Monday March 16th.
The special brings back some of the biggest names to have ever appeared on the show, most of whom owe their career launches to the iconic soap: Kylie Minogue (Charlene Robinson), Jason Donovan (Scott Robinson), Guy Pearce (Mike Young), Margot Robbie (Donna Freedman), Delta Goodrem (Nina Tucker), Ashleigh Brewer (Kate Ramsay), Natalie Bassingthwaighte (Izzy Hoyland), Daniel MacPherson (Joel Samuels) and Craig McLachlan (Henry Ramsay).
Neighbours officially turns 30 on March 18th, three decades after it first launched on Seven (it aired on TEN from January 1986). As one of only three shows in the Logies Hall of Fame, it remains Australia’s longest running drama series.
Meanwhile FremantleMedia Australia and the Australian Writers Guild are calling for all writers who have worked on the programme to list themselves on an ‘honour roll.’ Please send your full name and year/s you have written for Neighbours to [email protected]
Hosted by Stefan Dennis and Tim Phillipps, Neighbours 30th: The Stars Reunite will feature interviews with cast, past and present, as they reflect on their time on the show, share personal anecdotes and consider what Neighbours has meant to their careers.
Current Neighbours cast including Jackie Woodburne (Susan Kennedy), Alan Fletcher (Karl Kennedy), Ryan Moloney (Jarrod “Toadfish” Rebecchi), Tom Oliver (Lou Carpenter), Scott McGregor (Mark Brennan) and Olympia Valance (Paige Smith) reveal some of their most embarrassing moments on set and fondly look back on the show’s most iconic and memorable storylines.
The actors responsible for creating some of Neighbours’ most loved characters – including Ian Smith (Harold Bishop), Anne Charleston (Madge Bishop), Terence Donovan (Doug Willis), Annie Jones (Jane Harris), Lucinda Cowden (Melanie Pearson), Paul Keane (Des Clarke) and Mark Little (Joe Mangel) – relive moments that have left an indelible mark on Neighbours’ 30-year history.
The top five favourite Neighbours moments, as voted by the show’s fans, will also be revealed.