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Presto want your favourite Home and Away Moments

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To celebrate the world premiere of Presto’s highly anticipated exclusive local commission of Home and Away: An Eye for an Eye in December, Presto is asking Home and Away fans to vote on the series’ most iconic moments across the past 28 years with the most popular episodes to be featured on Presto.

Fans of Australia’s most popular long-running drama can vote to decide on the episodes that feature Home and Away’s favourite births, deaths and weddings from the landmark TV drama.

The Top 10 episodes from each category will then be available to stream exclusively on demand on Presto as subscribers count down the days to the arrival of the Home and Away special event, Home and Away: An Eye for an Eye.

To vote, fans simply go to www.eyeforaneye.com.au and choose their favourite births, deaths and weddings episodes.

Fans who vote can also enter a competition to be eligible to win two (2) tickets to attend the 2015 AACTA Awards Presented by Presto, which will be staged Sydney’s The Star on Wednesday, December 9. Full terms and conditions can be viewed at www.eyeforaneye.com.au/terms-conditions.

Presto CEO Shaun James said, “Home and Away is one of Australian television’s most treasured programs and has captured viewers’ hearts for almost three decades. The response to our upcoming exclusive special Home and Away: An Eye for an Eye has been overwhelmingly positive and we’re thrilled to be able to bring it to Presto subscribers later this year. As fans gear up for Home and Away: An Eye For An Eye, we’re also giving them the chance to relive some of Home and Away’s most memorable moments with a special viewer voted competition to choose the Top 10 births, deaths and weddings that have featured across the series.”

“Home and Away has been a staple for Australian television fans since 1988 and this is a fantastic way for fans to relive and celebrate some of the biggest moments in the show’s rich history,” Home and Away Producer Lucy Adriano said.

Among the many highlights which viewers can choose from include:

Births
Every great series has its own beginning and every great character makes his or her own grand entrance. Home and Away has had its share of new arrivals including the 1997 birth of Paul Roberts, who was born to Irene (Lynne McGranger) who carried the baby as a surrogate for her own daughter, Fin (Tina Thomson), effectively giving birth to her own grandson.

High drama followed from the moment baby Noah was delivered in 2005. Mother Hayley (Ella Scott Lynch) was in love with Scott (Kip Gamblin), but she’d had an affair with Kim (Chris Hemsworth) and assumed the baby was his. Kim took the role as father not realising he had fallen victim to a switched paternity test that eventually revealed the true father was, indeed, Scott.

In 2008, Archie Hyde was delivered on the side of a dirt road after his soon-to-be father Kim (Chris Hemsworth) tried a shortcut through an old drovers track and got a flat tyre.

Deaths
Of course all good (and sinister) things must come to an end. Fans were left gripping their seats in the 2008 season finale when policeman Jack Holden (Paul O’Brien) was shot by colleague Angelo (Luke Jacobz) who suspected he was corrupt. Realising he had been double-crossed; Angelo fired his gun into the darkness at a secret meeting, killing Jack.

2008 also saw Dan Baker (Tim Campbell) die saving the life of a troubled teen at a US summer camp. Upon hearing the news, all of Summer Bay rallied at a memorial service for Dan.

Angie (Laurie Foell) caused trouble from the moment she arrived in town. She destroyed the Sutherland’s marriage, committed murder and burned down the boatshed. The villainess died when her own son shoved her during an argument and she hit her head on a table bringing her chaos-filled days to an end.

Weddings
Home and Away weddings have captured Aussie hearts and there have been dozens over the years. June 1988 saw Home and Away’s first full blown wedding where Roo (Justine Clarke) and Frank (Alex Papps) were set to tie the knot, only to see Roo run from the altar with guilt from carrying another man’s child.

We’ll never forget June 2003 when Sally (Kate Richie) arrived covered in mud after being thrown from a horse carriage and drenched in a storm on her way to marry the dashing Dr. Flynn (Joel McIlroy).

Without a doubt April 1995’s wedding of Angel (Melissa George) and Shane (Dieter Brummer) has long been considered Summer Bay’s most romantic and inspiring wedding when wheelchair bound Angel rose to her feet to courageously walk down the aisle to wed her man.

Home and Away will arrive on Presto in the coming weeks after voting for the nation’s favourite episodes concludes.

Home and Away: An Eye for an Eye is being produced by Seven Productions for Presto and will have its exclusive world premiere on Presto Entertainment and Presto TV at the end of the current season of Home and Away airing on the Seven Network.

Home and Away: An Eye For An Eye centres on the Braxton family and will see the special guest return of Home and Away favourites, Heath (Dan Ewing) and Bianca (Lisa Gormley).

The production will also feature regular cast members including Ricky (Bonnie Sveen), Nate (Kyle Pryor), Ash (George Mason), Phoebe (Isabella Giovinazzo), Kyle (Nic Westaway), Irene (Lynne McGranger) and Kat (Pia Miller).

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ITV, Kate Beckinsale to star in The Widow, a Harry and Jack Williams series

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ITV have announced that Kate Beckinsale will take the leading role in ITV and Amazon Prime Video Drama, The Widow, from acclaimed writers Harry and Jack Williams. The series will be produced in conjunction with Amazon Prime Video.

In The Widow Kate will play Georgia Wells who has her life turned upside-down with a phone-call in the middle of the night. Her husband of over 10 years, Will, has been reported dead after a plane crash in the Congolese jungle.

Three years later, with her old life now a thing of the past, Georgia learns something shocking. Something that will take her to Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, looking to uncover the truth about his disappearance.

Still haunted by the past, Georgia is grieving for the man she loved and the life they’ve lost, but she hasn’t given up hope.

The Widow has been commissioned for ITV by Head of Drama, Polly Hill, who said: “I’m delighted to announce Kate Beckinsale’s casting in The Widow. She is perfect for the role of Georgia in what is, as always, brilliant, compelling and surprising storytelling from Harry and Jack Williams. We’re very pleased to have secured the series which is an ITV original commission and co-production with Amazon Prime.”

On behalf of Amazon Prime Video, Brad Beale, Vice President, Worldwide TV Content Acquisition said: “We are thrilled to continue our existing relationship with Kate Beckinsale on the heels of her incredible performances in Amazon Studios’ critically acclaimed films.”

“Harry and Jack Williams have created a powerful story, which will be brought to life by one of the world’s most talented actresses, and we are excited to bring this thrilling series to Prime members around the world,” he added.

Commented Harry and Jack Williams: “Kate Beckinsale is a brilliantly talented actress and we’re thrilled she’s joining us on this journey – we couldn’t imagine anyone more perfect for the role. The Widow is our most ambitious and cinematic piece to date and we can’t wait to bring the dark heart of the Congolese jungle to the screen.”

The Widow will be produced by Eliza Mellor (Liar, The Living and the Dead, Poldark, Death Comes to Pemberley) and will be directed by lead director Sam Donovan (Humans, Liar, Utopia) and Olly Blackburn (Donkey Punch, Glue) who is also directing four episodes of the series. Jack and Harry Williams will executive produce the drama.

The series will go into production in January 2018 in South Africa, Wales and Rotterdam.

The Widow will premiere on ITV before airing as an Amazon Prime Original in the US. The series will be available exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories for members to watch via the Prime Video app for popular smart TVs, Fire TV, Fire Tablets and Android and iOS phones and tablets.

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Channel 9, Married At First Sight 2018 New Series Premieres 29 Jan

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What started as something of a social experiment but is now more or less straight reality (but still calling itself a social experiment), Married At First Sight will premiere it’s new series on Channel 9 on Monday January 29 at 7.30pm.

Once again the team – relationship expert John Aiken, neuropsychotherapist Dr Trisha Stratford, and dating and relationship expert Mel Schilling – aim to put relationships to the test in a unique experiment designed to determine if science can predict true love in couples who will get married at first sight.

The experts will undertake the mammoth task of pairing 20 brave singles to create their perfect match as 10 brides and 10 grooms undergo the most intense experiment yet.

The experts will match all our couples on the basis of extensive psychological and neurological testing and profiling.

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Each couple meet for the first time on their wedding day, and from the moment they exchange vows their relationships are thrust under a microscope as they experience the highs and lows of marriage at full speed – alongside other couples riding the same rollercoaster.

Once again, the couples will reside under the same roof as relationships are tested like never before.

They’ll get the chance to compare their experiences at often explosive dinner parties – and put their relationships to the test at the most confronting commitment ceremonies we’ve ever seen.

But while some couples will struggle with all the complexities an intense relationship experiment brings, others will find true joy as their fairytale blossoms from first glance.

10 brides. 10 grooms. 10 weddings. Who will find true lasting love?

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Netflix, German Supernatural drama Dark given Second Season

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Netflix has renewed its first German original production, DARK, for a second season. The acclaimed drama created by Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese has resonated with audiences in Germany and around the world, including the U.S., Brazil, Italy, Turkey, Spain and France among other countries. DARK, a family saga with a supernatural twist, is now one of the most-watched entirely non-English shows on Netflix, a German series that transcends borders to connect with audiences in every country.

Kelly Luegenbiehl, Vice President of International Originals for Netflix, said: “When we first heard about DARK, we realized very early on that we hadn’t seen anything like this show before — in Germany or anywhere else in the world. DARK is a testament that great storytelling transcends geography. We’re excited that our members around the globe are captivated by the mysterious world of Winden, and will now be able to continue to see how the story unfolds.”

Showrunners Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese about the audience reception and the renewal of season two added: “We are overwhelmed by the response to DARK and are thrilled that our story has been a success with a global audience. Viewers have been captivated by the secrets of our protagonists and have taken delight in unravelling the various puzzles that the story presents. To know that we will now embark on our next journey is, for us showrunners, a dream come true. And our fans can be sure that we have plenty of surprises in store for the second season of DARK.”

Producer Quirin Berg concludes: “Jantje Friese, Baran Bo Odar, our wonderful actors and our fantastic team have put an incredible amount of energy into making DARK a unique and gripping series. We thank all of those who have accompanied us on this path. And we thank Netflix for their trust and for the excellent cooperation. We are extremely happy that DARK has by now received such an overwhelming response, both in Germany and around the world, and we are particularly thrilled about the quick decision by Netflix to take it into a second season. We can hardly wait to continue telling the story!”

DARK is now streaming on Netflix, it is set in a German town in present day where the disappearance of two young children exposes the double lives and fractured relationships among four families. In ten, hour-long episodes, the story takes on a supernatural twist that ties back to the same town in 1986.

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