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Episode 1976
Network Ten: 09/08/1993
BBC: 10/06/1994
UK Gold: 29/05/2000

Written by Ian Coughlan
Directed by Ian Watson
Guest stars
Cheryl Stark: Caroline Gillmer
Darren Stark: Scott Major
Tax Collector no.1: David English
Tax Collector no.2: Phillip Constan
Kristy: Jodie Haigh

Summary:-
An infuriated Pam takes on the might of the tax office, and Rick clashes with Lauren after finding a home with Lou. Philip threatens Julie with legal action if he is denied access to Hannah, and Debbie learns the truth about Darren - just as her wayward friend moves into Ramsay Street, will she be led astray?

Episode 1977
Network Ten: 10/08/1993
BBC: 13/06/1994
UK Gold: 30/05/2000

Written by John Upton
Directed by Ian Watson
Guest stars
Darren Stark: Scott Major
Mr Filwick: Ross Daniels
Briggs: Jamie McGrath

Summary:-
Beth lashes out at Annalise for spreading rumours about her relationship with Philip. Meanwhile, Rick can't make anyone see how dangerous Darren is, and he infuriates Debbie by accusing Darren of stealing Wayne's wallet. Phoebe reaches the end of her tether as a result of the constant pressures of looking after Stephen.

Episode 1978
Network Ten: 11/08/1993
BBC: 14/06/1994
UK Gold: 31/05/2000

Written by David Allen
Directed by Ian Watson
Guest stars
none

Summary:-
Philip and Julie attempt to reconcile their differences and appear to be giving their marriage another go, while Stephen and Phoebe find they have a lot to thank Wayne for when he helps them to forget their recent troubles. Meanwhile Wayne and Gaby's attempt a reconciliation goes off the rails.

Episode 1979
Network Ten: 12/08/1993
BBC: 15/06/1994
UK Gold: 01/06/2000

Written by Jeffrey Truman
Directed by Ian Watson
Guest stars
Cheryl Stark: Caroline Gillmer
Phil Friendly: Stanley McGeagh
Chef: Daniel Cassar

Summary:-
Philip and Julie's truce is short-lived, leaving Debbie and Hannah devastated. Lou does his best to resist Cheryl's amorous advances, while Lauren and Rick try to liven things up with a practical joke. Beth agonises over whether to accept a date with Philip, and Doug anxiously awaits mews from the taxman - will it be good news?

Episode 1980
Network Ten: 13/08/1993
BBC: 16/06/1994
UK Gold: 02/06/2000

Written by Barbara Angell
Directed by Ian Watson
Guest stars
Mark Gottlieb: Bruce Samazan
Cheryl Stark: Caroline Gillmer
Nicholas Greenway: Justin D'Orazio
Mr Baker: Fred Barker
Maxine: Pauline Coutts

Summary:-
Hannah gets herself into bad company following her parents' split, and a mysterious French chef applies for a job at Lassiter's. Cheryl tries a new approach in an effort to win Lou's affections, while Pam and Doug financial difficulties continue and they search for a way to meet their tax bill. The new arrival in the neighbourhood creates a stir when Annalise discovers his true identity.

Episode 1981
Network Ten: 16/08/1993
BBC: 17/06/1994
UK Gold: 05/06/2000

Written by Ian Coughlan
Directed by Tony Osicka
Cast List
Guest stars
Darren Stark: Scott Major
Louise Barker: Katrina McEwan
Mr Baker: Fred Barker
Motorist: John Raaen

Summary:-
Annalise tries a spot of blackmail with Mark, while Doug's brush with danger forces him to make a difficult business decision. Annalise and Gaby battle to gain the attentions of amorous new head chef Marcel. Debbie ignores Rick's advice about the dangers of associating with Darren.

Notes: Mark Gottlieb now in permanent cast. New opening titles. Producer now Sally-Anne Kerr (no Dave Worthington).


Episode 1982
Network Ten: 17/08/1993
BBC: 20/06/1994
UK Gold: 06/06/2000

Written by C.M. Covington
Directed by Tony Osicka
Cast List
Guest stars
Cheryl Stark: Caroline Gillmer
Darren Stark: Scott Major
Louise Barker: Katrina McEwan
Builder: Richie Akers

Summary:-
Stephen ignores Pam's advice about the insurance money. A conscience-stricken Doug attempts to find Beth another job after she loses her apprenticeship, and Debbie rebels against her image as "Miss Perfect". Lou is taken by surprise when Cheryl invites him to a dinner she has arranged to introduce herself to the locals of Ramsay street. So is Stephen when he comes face to face with the chef.

Episode 1983
Network Ten: 18/08/1993
BBC: 21/06/1994
UK Gold: 07/06/2000

Written by Ray Kolle
Directed by Tony Osicka
Cast List
Guest stars
Cheryl Stark: Caroline Gillmer
Darren Stark: Scott Major
Louise Barker: Katrina McEwan

Summary:-
Rick begins to panic when he learns Darren has more than shoplifting planned for Debbie, and Stephen becomes withdrawn after his confrontation with brother Mark brings back memories of the past. Lauren becomes concerned over Lou's relationship with Cheryl, and Julie despairs as Hannah becomes disruptive at school.

Episode 1984
Network Ten: 19/08/1993
BBC: 22/06/1994
UK Gold: 08/06/2000

Written by Betty Quin
Directed by Tony Osicka
Cast List
Guest stars
Kristy: Jodie Haigh
Female Customer: Lena Fiszman

Summary:-
The stress from her marriage breakdown finally gets to Julie and she takes out her frustrations on a customer at the car yard. Stephen's brother Mark makes himself very unpopular in Ramsay Street when he starts a brawl with Wayne. Philip and Beth's relationship turns passionate after a day out with Debbie and Hannah.

Note: Credits show Thanks to: Gumbuya Park.


Episode 1985
Network Ten: 20/08/1993
BBC: 23/06/1994
UK Gold: 09/06/2000

Written by Roger Moulton
Directed by Tony Osicka
Cast List
Guest stars
Jeffrey Hockney: Jeff Keogh
Nicholas Greenway: Justin D'Orazio

Summary:-
Annalise causes a stir when she applies for a job at a stockbroking firm setting her sights on an impossible goal. The future looks uncertain for Philip and Beth, and Gaby undertakes some market research for the new look Waterhole, but her plans provoke a mixed response. Julie learns about Philip's relationship with Beth and makes a desperate plea for help.

Episode 1986
Network Ten: 23/08/1993
BBC: 24/06/1994
UK Gold: 12/06/2000

Written by David Allen
Directed by Michael Sergi
Guest stars
Terry Baker: Adam McInnes
Mr Baker: Fred Barker
Dr Dawson: Mark Oddie
Psychiatrist: Jane Thornton
Ted Mason: Martin Trainor

Summary:-
Doug is not happy when he is forced to take on a new apprentice to help redecorate the Waterhole. It makes him realise the difficulties of working for someone else. Philip goes to pieces when he discovers Julie's failed suicide attempt, leaving Beth to make an important decision on his behalf. Phoebe takes the psychiatrist's advice and desperately struggles to keep Mark away from his brother when Stephen lapses into a fugue - despite Mark's determination that they should meet to resolve their problems.

Note: Wayne Duncan now played by 'Jonathon Sammy-Lee'


Episode 1987
Network Ten: 24/08/1993
BBC: 27/06/1994
UK Gold: 13/06/2000

Written by Helen McWhirter
Directed by Michael Sergi
Guest stars
Cheryl Stark: Caroline Gillmer
Darren Stark: Scott Major
Bryant Gallagher: Anthony Evans

Summary:-
Ramsay Street Romeo Mark's culinary skills and ethnic background are put to the test when a famous food critic dines at Lassiters. Rick is devastated to learn the scheming Darren, not content with stealing his girlfriend Debbie away from him, is determined to take his job as well. Helen gets a shock when she returns and discovers a lot of things have changed in her absence.

Episode 1988
Network Ten: 25/08/1993
BBC: 28/06/1994
UK Gold: 14/06/2000

Written by Lois Booton
Directed by Michael Sergi
Guest stars
Cheryl Stark: Caroline Gillmer
Darren Stark: Scott Major
Connor Cleary: Brian Mannix
Terry Baker: Adam McInnes
Kristy: Jodi Haigh
Ruth Stoner: Donna Woodhouse

Summary:-
Rick continues his crusade against Darren, and enlists Wayne's help when he thinks he's finally got some dirt on the troublemaker. Cheryl offers to take Lou on a romantic cruise, but his reply brings tears to her eyes. An encounter with a famous jockey leads Lauren to forget troubles with Brad, and Doug makes a risky decision that places his job in jeopardy.

Episode 1989
Network Ten: 26/08/1993
BBC: 29/06/1994
UK Gold: 15/06/2000

Written by Jason Daniel
Directed by Michael Sergi
Guest stars
Connor Cleary: Brian Mannix
Terry Baker: Adam McInnes
Mr Baker: Fred Barker
Union Rep.: Maryanne Steele

Summary:-
Doug's employment prospects begin to look bleak when he is given an important ultimatum after sacking his apprentice. Lauren's guilt gets in the way of love and she is forced to make a quick decision when a new man enters her life. Helen gives Beth some advice after hearing the gossip surrounding her relationship with a married man, and Debbie urges her father to leave following Julie's recent behaviour.

Episode 1990
Network Ten: 27/08/1993
BBC: 30/06/1994
UK Gold: 16/06/2000

Written by Michael O'Rourke
Directed by Michael Sergi
Guest stars
Darren Stark: Scott Major
Customer: Soula Alexander

Summary:-
Philip says an emotional farewell before leaving for the outback to try and sort his life out. Mark starts to show an interest in Gaby - much to the distress of Annalise, while Darren persuades Debbie to take a big risk. Phoebe and Mark get to know each other, and Stephen's recovery chances start to look hopeful again. Rick's driving lesson becomes a rescue mission when he spots Lou's stolen car.

Episode 1991
Network Ten: 30/08/1993
BBC: 01/07/1994
UK Gold: 19/06/2000

Written by Michael O'Rourke
Directed by Richard Sarell
Guest stars
Darren Stark: Scott Major
Nicholas Greenway: Justin D'Orazio
Mr Baker: Fred Barker

Summary:-
Doug is given a warning when he tells Rod Baker of his worries about the safety standards at the building site. Rick seems ready to reveal who was behind the theft of Lou's car - until Darren threatens to implicate Debbie as his accomplice. Nick's recklessness puts Hannah's life in danger.

Episode 1992
Network Ten: 31/08/1993
BBC: 04/07/1994
UK Gold: 20/06/2000

Written by Serge Lazareff
Directed by Richard Sarell
Guest stars
Nicholas Greenway: Justin D'Orazio
Mr Baker: Fred Barker
Rescue Worker: Paul Stacey-Martin

Summary:-
Rivalry between Annalise and Gaby soon escalates when Annalise sets her sights on Mark, but who are his set on? The search for Hannah begins in earnest, and Doug finds his job in jeopardy when he complains about safety standards at the building site.

Note: Credits show Thanks to: Melbourne Metropolitan Fire Brigade.


Episode 1993
Network Ten: 01/09/1993
BBC: 05/07/1994
UK Gold: 21/06/2000

Written by Serge Lazareff
Directed by Richard Sarell
Guest stars
Cheryl Stark: Caroline Gillmer
Connor Cleary: Brian Mannix
Janet Harper: Kate Whitbread
Kristy: Jodi Haigh

Summary:-
Philip's plans for a reconciliation are thwarted by Julie. Doug and Beth face an uncertain future, while Connor does his level best to make sure Lauren chooses him over Brad.

Episode 1994
Network Ten: 02/09/1993
BBC: 06/07/1994
UK Gold: 22/06/2000

Written by Jeffrey Truman
Directed by Richard Sarell
Guest stars
Cheryl Stark: Caroline Gillmer
Darren Stark: Scott Major
Connor Cleary: Brian Mannix
Attendant no. 1: Philip Reilley
Attendant no. 2: Nathan Koch
Joanne: Lyn McLeod
Teenager: Ben Wiles

Summary:-
Stephen and Phoebe consider a new business venture when the insurance company finally honours their compensation claim. Rick follows Debbie and doesn't like what her sees when he discovers she is heading for a fall if she continues to hang around with Darren. The trivia night gets underway and Mark is forced to decide between Annalise and Gaby. Philip and Julie have a heart to heart.

Episode 1995
Network Ten: 03/09/1993
BBC: 07/07/1994
UK Gold: 23/06/2000

Written by Barbara Angell
Directed by Richard Sarell
Guest stars
Cheryl Stark: Caroline Gillmer
Darren Stark: Scott Major
Connor Cleary: Brian Mannix

Summary:-
Rick consults Michael for advice about Debbie, but his concerns could land him in big trouble. Lauren's love life causes concern. The tension between Annalise and Gaby reaches breaking point when their rivalry for Mark's attentions increases.

Regular cast includes Michael Martin: Troy Beckwith


Episode 1996
Network Ten: 06/09/1993
BBC: 08/07/1994
UK Gold: 26/06/2000

Written by Helen McWhirter
Directed by Ian Watson
Guest stars
Connor Cleary: Brian Mannix
Prison Guard: Brendan O'Connor
Waiter: Tom Benditz

Summary:-
Annalise squares up to Gaby, and Julie reveals her plans to divorce Philip. Rick develops a sudden interest in women's clothing when his plan reaches a crucial stage and he attempts to break Michael out of the detention centre.

Regular cast includes Michael Martin: Troy Beckwith


Episode 1997
Network Ten: 07/09/1993
BBC: 11/07/1994
UK Gold: 27/06/2000

Written by C.M. Covington
Directed by Ian Watson
Guest stars
Cheryl Stark: Caroline Gillmer
Darren Stark: Scott Major
Prison Guard: Brendan O'Connor
Bus Driver: Bob Halsall
Petrol Attendant: Philip Reilley
Driver: John McCullough
Kristy: Jodi Haigh

Summary:-
Lou is stunned by a proposition, and Philip makes plans to get away from Ramsay Street. Michael escapes from the detention centre with Rick's help and it's a race against time for them to save Debbie.

Regular cast includes Michael Martin: Troy Beckwith


Episode 1998
Network Ten: 08/09/1993
BBC: 12/07/1994
UK Gold: 28/06/2000

Written by Ysabelle Dean
Directed by Ian Watson
Guest stars
Lucy Robinson: Melissa Bell
Cheryl Stark: Caroline Gillmer
Darren Stark: Scott Major
Connor Cleary: Brian Mannix
Dr Palmerston: Mark Silveira
Petrol Attendant: Philip Reilley
Driver: Paul Baiguerra
Police Officer: Michael Seymour
Delivery Person: Adam May

Summary:-
Michael is taken to hospital after being shot during the garage robbery. Darren is arrested. Doug is surprised when Brad and Lucy return unexpectedly. Lauren and Lou have big relationship decisions to make, but Lauren wishes she could see Brad first.

Regular cast includes Michael Martin: Troy Beckwith


Episode 1999
Network Ten: 09/09/1993
BBC: 13/07/1994
UK Gold: 29/06/2000

Written by Roger Moulton
Directed by Ian Watson
Guest stars
Paul Robinson: Stefan Dennis
Lucy Robinson: Melissa Bell
Cheryl Stark: Caroline Gillmer

Summary:-
Brad breaks devastating news to Lauren, and Debbie decides to leave Ramsay Street and accompany her father Philip back to Perth. Faces from the past return to celebrate Helen's birthday. Helen isn't the only one who is surprised on her birthday, when Paul and Lucy return.

Regular cast includes Michael Martin: Troy Beckwith


Episode 2000
Network Ten: 10/09/1993
BBC: 14/07/1994
UK Gold: 30/06/2000

Written by Ray Kolle
Directed by Ian Watson
Guest stars
Paul Robinson: Stefan Dennis
Lucy Robinson: Melissa Bell
Cheryl Stark: Caroline Gillmer

Summary:-
The residents throw a surprise party for Helen - and Stephen surprises everyone. Paul offers Gaby the managers job. Doug gets drunk at the party and becomes argumentative. Brad and Beth discuss their relationship. Cheryl announces her engagement to Lou to everyone's surprise, including Lou! After much consideration Julie decides to tell Philip the truth about her father. Lauren leaves home after hearing about her father's engagement. Julie and Philip decide to stay together.

Regular cast includes Michael Martin: Troy Beckwith

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