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Episode 171
Network Ten: 20/01/1986
BBC: 30/06/1987
UK Gold: 28/06/1993

Written by Reg Watson
Directed by Brendan Maher
Guest stars
Eileen: Myra de Groot
Removal Man: Charles Gilroy

Summary:-
1986 Series Return
Shane accuses Zoe of theft. Sparks fly when Max's sister Madge arrives in Ramsay Street.

Note: First episode on Network Ten First appearance of Madge Bishop, Mike Young and Zoe Davis.
Available on the Neighbours: The Iconic Episodes Volume 1 DVD collection.


Episode 172
Network Ten: 21/01/1986
BBC: 01/07/1987
UK Gold: 29/06/1993

Written by Reg Watson
Directed by Brendan Maher
Guest stars
none

Summary:-
Des has a new admirer. Danny learns the identity of his new neighbour.

Note: First appearance of Geoff Paine as Clive Gibbons.


Episode 173
Network Ten: 22/01/1986
BBC: 02/07/1987
UK Gold: 30/06/1993

Written by Reg Watson
Directed by Brendan Maher
Guest stars
Eileen: Myra De Groot

Summary:-
An innocent kiss between Daphne and Paul causes a stir just days before her and Des's wedding. Zoe worms her way into the Clarke household.

Episode 174
Network Ten: 23/01/1986
BBC: 03/07/1987
UK Gold: 01/07/1993

Written by Ginny Lowndes
Directed by Brendan Maher
Guest stars
Lee Adams: Kathy Gordon

Summary:-
Danny is determined to earn enough money to take Marcie on a surfing holiday. Max decides to teach Clive a lesson.

Episode 175
Network Ten: 24/01/1986
BBC: 06/07/1987
UK Gold: 02/07/1993

Written by Penny Fraser
Directed by Brendan Maher
Guest stars
Lee Adams: Kathy Gordon
Carol Naylor: Jayne Healey

Summary:-
Madge is attached by a mugger. Paul's career takes off, and Madge starts to see Jim in a different light when he comforts her after a bad day.

Episode 176
Network Ten: 27/01/1986
BBC: 07/07/1987
UK Gold: 05/07/1993

Written by Jill James
Directed by Vince Martin
Guest stars
Carol Naylor: Jayne Healey

Summary:-
Clive offers Madge a job. Paul's personal problems grow worse as he causes a major feud at the Robinson's. Meanwhile, Madge manages to wangle herself an evening out with Jim.

Episode 177
Network Ten: 28/01/1986
BBC: 08/07/1987
UK Gold: 06/07/1993

Written by John Upton
Directed by Vince Martin
Guest stars
Nikki: Charlene Fenn
Burt Rawlings: Neil Thompson

Summary:-
Madge voices her disapproval over Daphne's past as a stripper. Danny gets a shock at work involving Marcie.

Episode 178
Network Ten: 29/01/1986
BBC: 09/07/1987
UK Gold: 07/07/1993

Written by Christine McCourt
Directed by Vince Martin
Guest stars
none

Summary:-
A lottery win enables Zoe to repay her debt to Shane.

Episode 179
Network Ten: 30/01/1986
BBC: 10/07/1987
UK Gold: 08/07/1993

Written by Greg Millin
Directed by Vince Martin
Guest stars
Eileen: Myra De Groot

Summary:-
The day before his wedding, Des recalls his past let-downs at the altar. Zoe worms her way into the 'Ape House'

Wedding Dresses supplied by: Adele Chapeaux


Episode 180
Network Ten: 31/01/1986
BBC: 13/07/1987
UK Gold: 09/07/1993

Written by Adrian Van Den Bok
Directed by Vince Martin
Guest stars
Eileen: Myra De Groot
Hold Up Man: Geoffrey Graham

Summary:-
Preparations are afoot to celebrate the wedding of Des and Daphne, but disaster looms for Des when Daphne is kidnapped.

Wedding Dresses supplied by: Adele Chapeaux


Episode 181
Network Ten: 03/02/1986
BBC: 14/07/1987
UK Gold: 12/07/1993

Written by Peter Connah
Directed by Chris Langman
Guest stars
Eileen: Myra De Groot
Mr. Sanderson: Peter Sommerfield
Sgt. Harris: Eric McPhan

Summary:-
The Ramsay Street residents try to come to terms with the events of Des and Daphne's wedding day. The police call on Max.

Episode 182
Network Ten: 04/02/1986
BBC: 15/07/1987
UK Gold: 13/07/1993

Written by David Phillips
Directed by Chris Langman
Guest stars
Jane Hughes: Jodi Monro
Douglas Blake: James Condon
Burt Rawlings: Neil Thompson

Summary:-
Helen plans to get her revenge on Douglas Blake.

Episode 183
Network Ten: 05/02/1986
BBC: 16/07/1987
UK Gold: 14/07/1993

Written by Penny Frazer
Directed by Chris Langman
Guest stars
Mr. Sanderson: Peter Sommerfield

Summary:-
Jim and Helen discover that Scott has been accused of a very serious crime.

Episode 184
Network Ten: 06/02/1986
BBC: 17/07/1987
UK Gold: 15/07/1993

Written by Ginny Lowndes
Directed by Chris Langman
Guest stars
Eileen: Myra De Groot
Douglas Blake: James Condon

Summary:-
Des and Daphne have a distressing encounter. Madge reveals the truth to Helen about her broken marriage. Clive and Shane go into business together.

Eileen didn't appear in the episode


Episode 185
Network Ten: 07/02/1986
BBC: 20/07/1987
UK Gold: 16/07/1993

Written by Roger Moulton
Directed by Chris Langman
Guest stars
Eileen: Myra De Groot
Douglas: James Condon
Marcie: Erif Perkins

Summary:-
Des is forced to take Zoe in as a lodger to avoid Eileen moving in. Daphne lays down some new ground rules between her and a disappointed Des. Jim continues his searh for Scott.

Episode 186
Network Ten: 10/02/1986
BBC: 21/07/1987
UK Gold: 19/07/1993

Written by Jill James
Directed by Andrew Friedman
Guest stars
Eileen: Myra De Groot
Bill Worth: Laurie Dobson
Les Lannigan: Peter Schofield

Summary:-
Daphne takes a break and Zoe makes a disastrous attempt to run the coffee shop. News from the police brings Jim's search for Scott to an abrupt halt. The Police ask Jim to identify Scott's body.

Eileen didn't appear in the episode


Episode 187
Network Ten: 11/02/1986
BBC: 22/07/1987
UK Gold: 20/07/1993

Written by Philip Ryall
Directed by Andrew Friedman
Guest stars
Douglas Blake: James Condon
Beth Travers: Virginia Hey

Summary:-
Jim identifies a body. Clive and Shane fall for a sexy customer - with dire consequences, and Douglas Blake and Madge have a meeting at the hotel.

Episode 188
Network Ten: 12/02/1986
BBC: 23/07/1987
UK Gold: 21/07/1993

Written by Ginny Lowndes
Directed by Andrew Friedman
Guest stars
Beth Travers: Virginia Hey
Michelle: Dianne Mitchell
Kelly: Tamsin West
Douglas Blake: James Condon (uncredited)

Summary:-
Zoe discovers the truth when Mike reveals who is responsible for his injuries, and Scott contacts Jim after recovering from a vicious attack.

First appearance of Jason Donovan as Scott (added to main cast list)


Episode 189
Network Ten: 13/02/1986
BBC: 24/07/1987
UK Gold: 22/07/1993

Written by Kaye Bendle
Directed by Andrew Friedman
Guest stars
Eileen: Myra De Groot

Summary:-
Scott Robinson returns home after his ordeal, much to Jim's relief. Madge and Helen set a trap to catch Douglas using the diamond from Madge's ring.

Eileen didn't appear in the episode


Episode 190
Network Ten: 14/02/1986
BBC: 27/07/1987
UK Gold: 23/07/1993

Written by Sally Webb
Directed by Andrew Friedman
Guest stars
Eileen: Myra De Groot
Beth Travers: Virginia Hey
Douglas Blake: James Condon
Burt Rawlings: Neil Thompson

Summary:-
There's an unexpected new development in the plot to snare Douglas Blake. Beth Travers visits Shane and knocks Max for six.

Eileen didn't appear in the episode


Episode 191
Network Ten: 17/02/1986
BBC: 28/07/1987
UK Gold: 26/07/1993

Written by Greg Stevens
Directed by Brendan Maher
Guest stars
Douglas Blake: James Condon
Burt Rawlings: Neil Thompson
Receptionist: Sandy Stayfer

Summary:-
Helen and Madge put their plan into action. Daphne returns - still very hung up on Des.

Episode 192
Network Ten: 18/02/1986
BBC: 29/07/1987
UK Gold: 27/07/1993

Written by Harold Lander
Directed by Brendan Maher
Guest stars
Douglas Blake: James Condon
Barbara Young: Rona McLeod
David Young: Stewart Faichney

Summary:-
Mike faces his father. Revenge is sweet for Helen.

Episode 193
Network Ten: 19/02/1986
BBC: 30/07/1987
UK Gold: 28/07/1993

Written by David Phillips
Directed by Bredan Maher
Guest stars
Beth Travers: Virginia Hey
Barbara Young: Rona McLeod
David Young: Stewart Faichney

Summary:-
Daphne rehires Zoe.

Episode 194
Network Ten: 20/02/1986
BBC: 31/07/1987
UK Gold: 29/07/1993

Written by Roger Moulton
Directed by Brendan Maher
Guest stars
Rosemary Daniels: Joy Chambers
Beth Travers: Virginia Hey
William Hughes: John Chilton
Nadine: Michelle O'Grady

Summary:-
Helen's adpoted daughter Rosemary Daniels arrives in Ramsay Street.

Episode 195
Network Ten: 21/02/1986
BBC: 03/08/1987
UK Gold: 30/07/1993

Written by Roger Moulton
Directed by Brendan Maher
Guest stars
Eileen: Myra De Groot
Rosemary Daniels: Joy Chambers (uncredited)

Summary:-
Rosemary causes disruption.

Eileen didn't appear in the episode

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