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2003 annual TV Week Logie Awards will be held at Melbourne's
Crown Entertainment Complex on May 11 and will be broadcast
the same night on Australia's Nine Network. Voting for your
favourite programme Neighbours is easy - simply pick
up a copy of TV Week from newsagents across Australia
and use your unique voting code located on page 2 of the magazine.
Here is a list of opportunities to support the show. This
year, it is nominated in the following categories:
Logie: Most Popular Australian Programme
Logie: Most Popular Actor
Blair McDonough (Stuart), Dan Paris (Drew)
Logie: Most Popular Actress
Delta Goodrem (Nina), Holly Valance (Flick),
Kym Valentine (Libby)
Popular New Male Talent
Jay Bunyan (Jack), Patrick Harvey (Connor),
Jaime Robbie Reyne (Taj)
Popular New Female Talent
Michelle Ang (Lori), Delta Goodrem (Nina)
seems like just a few weeks ago that we watched the apparently
shy, innocent Nina finally get together with her secret admirer
from school, Taj. And although the couple appeared to be getting
along well, Nina is about to break more than one heart! Meanwhile,
Steph has found a fun romance with Lou's Place bartender,
Alex, but we all know Max will be constantly on her mind.
Highlight the blank spaces below to find out what happens
in the coming weeks on Australian screens:
Taj, Jack and Lori
Nina and Jack both have lead roles
in the community play, but that's not where their relationship
ends - they have also discovered that they have very
strong feelings for one another. Taj and Lori assume
the reason they are acting strangely is because they
are feeling the strain of the play and to ease this,
they organise a double date. Immediately after the date,
Nina and Jack are left alone for more rehearsals and
share a kiss. Unfortunately, Lori walks in just as their
lips begin to lock...
Steph, fed up with the disastrous
relationships in her life, decides to ask the next man
she meets on a date. This man is Alex Argenzio, a bartender
at Lou's Place pub. They seem to have a lot in common
and have a lot of fun with each other, but an awkward
situation ensues when Max accidentally walks in on them
alone at the pub. Steph must admit to herself that she
is only using Alex to take her mind off Max.
Source: TV Week
Pints for Jonathon
Dutton (Tad Reeves) returns to UK screens this month in the
third series of the BBC sitcom Two Pints of Lager and a
Packet of Crisps. He joins the regular cast as a new character,
David. The show airs on Sundays at 9.00pm on the new digital
channel BBC Three, with repeats throughout the week. The series
will be screened on BBC Two later in the year. More information
can be found on the show's official website, by clicking
Day Massacre... Sorta
February 14th, for the first time in the show's history, Channel
Ten broadcast the wrong episode of Neighbours. Instead
of the scheduled episode, 4175, episode 4176 aired instead.
To avoid further confusion for viewers, the network opted
not to broadcast the lost installment. This decision does
not alter the upcoming BBC screening, which will be the first
time an episode of the show has premiered in a foreign territory.
West to Leave
West is to leave her role of Dee Bliss after nearly three-and-a-half
years on the street. Dee's send-off will be recorded in April,
for broadcast later in the year, and will apparently see the
character killed off in spectacular fashion.
Times for Lyn
was first revealed on our Message
Board, an upcoming storyline adds to a very trying year
for Lyn Scully (Janet Andrewartha). Hot on the heels of her
recent pregnancy comes a devastating new development for the
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the death of Lyn's mother, Connie, Aunt Valda returns
with the shock revelation that she is really Lyn's mother.
But will her daughter be glad to see her?
Strikes a Pose
Spencer (Billy Kennedy) is featured on the cover of the February
issue of Australia's Inside Film magazine. The actor
is profiled, along with an interview of life after Neighbours,
discussing his new feature film, Swimming Upstream,
which also stars Geoffrey Rush.
in the same issue, Jason Donovan (Scott Robinson) talks about
his own return to the big screen in the upcoming Australian
films Horseplay and Ned.
magazine is available now in newsagents across Australia.
Gold Screenings Reduced
Gold, the UK satelite and cable station, are to cut back their
vintage Neighbours broadcasts to just one screening
per day from April 7th, losing the current repeat screenings
paced throughout each weekday. Episodes will air only at 7.55am.
The move casts further doubt over the show's future on the
channel, as it prepares to reduce the number of imported programmes
in its schedules.
Website is Launched
the effective closure of Neighbours.com,
BBCi will now be providing the primary official website for
Neighbours. The new site is run by the BBCi Pure Soap
team and can be
found at www.bbc.co.uk/neighbours.
It promises up-to-date information on all aspects of the show,
including regular webchats, competitions and events. The new
project will be promoted extensively in specially-shot split-screen
trailers featuring the show's cast, which will air at the
end of UK broadcasts.
much antipicated Neighbours music album, Neighbours:
The Music, is now due for release on April 7 in Australia,
featuring two discs of music from the show. It can be pre-ordered
via HMV.com.au, with worldwide
shipping offered. Here's a track listing:
3. Way Love's Supposed to Be (album version)
4. One Good Reason
5. Stop Calling Me (album version)
7. Three Dimensions
8. What Now My Friend
9. He Don't Love You (album version)
10. Won't You Be
11. Takin' Back What's Mine (album version)
12. 4 Your Love
13. Afterwords (You're So Right)
16. Sea of Love
17. Locomotion (video version)
18. Especially for You (video version)
19. Mona (video version)
20. Don't it Make You Feel Good (video version)
21. He Don't Love You (video version, with Holly Valance)
the 2002 series finale soon to be shown on UK screens and
the 2003 season beginning next week in Australia, Neighbours
fans around the world are looking forward to a fresh start
in the New Year. A shock for the Scully family, romance for
Steph, possible heartbreak for Toadie and Dee, and more tragedy
on the horizon... just some of the storylines set to make
Neighbours' 19th year start with a bang.
the blank spaces below with your mouse to read the spoilers:
On the day before Karl and Susan's
second wedding, Joe finds a positive pregnancy test
in the rubbish bin. Furious that his youngest daughter
Michelle is pregnant, he confronts her on the day
of the wedding - only to find that the pregnancy test
actually belongs to Lyn! In a well-deserved plot for
actress Janet Andrewartha, who plays Lyn, Joe goes
into shock and begins distancing himself from his
wife. Lyn is horrified and demands to know if he wants
the baby or not.
Meanwhile, also at Karl and
Susan's wedding, Stephanie and Max finally admit to
each other that their friends and family are trying
to make them an item. Giving in to his daughter Summer's
numerous suggestions, Max asks Stephanie on a date.
He attempts to be sophisticated, but the fancy restaurant
does not suit either him or Stephanie, and the date
is a disaster. Viewers will have to wait and see whether
this pair become inseparable, of it it's just another
one of Stephanie's disasters in love.
In the first episode of the
season, Karl and Susan sneak back to Number 28 after
the wedding, only to receive a call from Sarah, the
woman Karl had an affair with years ago. Although
Susan's memory seems to have returned, they will have
to deal with this new problem.
Dee and Darcy...
Late in the 2002 season, Darcy
proves to be Dee's saviour when he overhears the evil
Dr Cook making a pass at Dee. As regular viewers will
remember, Darcy was once romantically involved with
Dee, but it turned sour when he had an affair with
Dee's best friend Tess. These days, Dee has moved
on, but Darcy admits to Susan in the season finale
that he still has strong feelings for Dee. The trouble
is, Dee is now very much in love with her housemate
Toadie, but it appears Darcy is going back to his
unscrupulous ways when he vows to get his ex-girlfriend
Further into the year, in scenes
that will keep viewers on the edges of their seats,
we'll see one of the characters involved in gambling
addiction and another breaking the law. Boyd's school
friend will become a victim of domestic violence.
Harold will come to Lou's rescue by saving him from
his life-threatening illness, whilst at the same time
easing the rift that has separated the two friends
over recent months. There will be a love triangle
between three of the younger cast, and one of them
will be a victim of a horrible accident. The Scullys'
exuberant Aunt Valda makes a return, and two of Ramsay
Street's residents will eventually be getting married!
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Special thanks to Sarah