Saturday, 30 June 2007

Suddenly... it's 20 years.......

Hard to believe, but this Sunday 1 July marks the 20th anniversary of the famous Neighbours wedding of Scott Robinson (Jason Donovan) and Charlene Ramsay (Kylie Minogue).

The Romeo-and-Juliet-type romance of Scott and Charlene, which essentially brought together the two neighbouring (and sometimes feuding) families in Ramsay Street, was a major drawcard during the show's peak in popularity in the late 1980s. The episode was one of the show's most watched ever - and created a chart-topper with the hit ballad Suddenly, sung by Angry Anderson, played during the wedding.

Though no sooner had the honeymoon ended for the couple, the pair had been offered a house in Brisbane by Charlene's grandfather Dan Ramsay (Syd Conabere). The storyline served as Minogue's exit from the series, with Donovan following later. Though the characters were never seen again in Ramsay Street they were later known to start their own family.

The wedding of Scott and Charlene would also become pivotal in a much later storyline. Almost a decade after the wedding, the Ramsay and Robinson families had once again been feuding and to resolve the conflict Helen Daniels (Anne Haddy) brought out the tape of the wedding to show both families in happier times. The families resolved their feud, and a relieved Helen would drift off to sleep - and peacefully passed away.

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