'Home and Away' classic episodes on 5* - week one schedule
Published Jul 30 2012, 09:12 BST | By Daniel Kilkelly Home and Away
's UK fans get a chance to revisit the soap's history from today (July 30) as classic episodes begin airing on Channel 5's digital sister station 5*.
The Summer Bay show is now on a five-week break on Channel 5, but as announced in June
, 'Home and Away
: From Day One' will be screened on 5* to fill the gap.
From 6pm on 5* today, Home and Away
's feature-length pilot episode from 1988 will air.
Viewers' favourite episodes from 1989 to the present day, as chosen in an online poll, will then be played in Home and Away
double bills from tomorrow (July 31) until the series returns on the main channel on Monday, September 3.
The details of this week's episodes in full are presented below:Pilot - aka The One Where It All BeganMonday, July 30 at 6pm on 5*.
After Tom loses his city job, the Fletchers relocate to Summer Bay and buy the Caravan Park. There the discovery of runaway Bobby Simpson soon adds a sixth foster child to the clan.The One About Bobby's MumTuesday, July 31 at 6pm on 5*.
A sea plane disaster leaves Morag fighting for her life. As she drifts in and out of consciousness, she mutters the name of the daughter she gave up for adoption - a surprise wedding gift for Bobby.The One With Dannii MinogueTuesday, July 31 at 6.30pm on 5*.Dannii Minogue
makes her debut as Ailsa's tearaway niece Emma Jackson. When the Stewarts invite her into their home, Celia realises that she and the foul-mouthed teen have met before.The One With The Ironman CompetitionWednesday, August 1 at 6pm on 5*.
Adam and Emma sabotage Grant's car (Craig McLachlan) to stop him registering in time for the contest. Unexpected competition comes from two visiting soldiers (including Julian McMahon in his first appearance as Ben Lucini).The One With Tom's Car CrashWednesday, August 1 at 6.30pm on 5*.
Tom has a heart attack at the wheel of his car and dies when it falls over the embankment. Luckily, Bobby and Sophie are pulled to safety, but Pippa must brace herself for tragic news.The One With Pippa and Michael's WeddingThursday, August 2 at 6pm on 5*.
The big day is full of mishaps, but fortunately this is one Summer Bay wedding that at least ends with 'I do' - even if the festivities are interrupted by the arrest of one of the guests.The One Where David DiesThursday, August 2 at 6.30pm on 5*.
Karen loses control behind the wheel and ploughs into an oncoming vehicle, spelling an untimely end for local teacher and Summer Bay heart-throb David Croft (future Hollywood star Guy Pearce).The One With Meg's Final SunriseFriday, August 3 at 6pm on 5*.
Meg's battle with leukaemia nears its end. After winding up her affairs, she has one last blissful outing with Blake, experiencing a final Summer Bay sunrise at the water's edge before drifting away peacefully in his arms.The One Where Sophie Gives BirthFriday, August 3 at 6.30pm on 5*.
At home with Marilyn, Sophie goes into premature labour. Michael rushes them to the hospital and takes Marilyn's place when she runs from the delivery room. Pippa arrives in time to hear baby Tamara's first cries.
More classic episodes will be airing exclusively online via Channel 5's official Home and Away website