FAREWELL TO A FAVOURITE
The Blighs embrace massive lifestyle changes as they all look towards brighter, bolder new futures
It’s time to bid a teary goodbye to the Blighs on A Place to Call Home
A MODERN woman Published author Anna (Abby Earl) contemplates a glamorous life of wealth and prestige as she prepares for a potentially lucrative meeting with Hollywood studio execs! They’re interested in turning her novel into a movie! However, Anna’s starry-eyed prospects are shaken by her publisher’s warning that the movie makers won’t look favourably on an unwed and heavily pregnant woman; the stigma would be too insurmountable to tolerate! Will Anna let shame destroy her dreams or will she ght to be recognised and accepted for her talent – and her personal lifestyle choices?
MATRIARCH with a difference
Ending her tenure at the hospital, Sarah (Marta Dusseldorp) steps into the role of mistress of Ash Park with aplomb. Figuratively boxing up her past life as Nurse Sarah Adams, she fully transforms into Mrs Sarah Bligh, lling her life with every joyful moment she can nd. Warmed by David’s (Elliot Domoney) carefree, childish laughter and sharing a Shabbat dinner with George (Brett Climo) and Elizabeth (Noni Hazlehurst) to celebrate the Jewish Sabbath, she instigates change within the Ash Park household. She’s determined to convert the grand, monolithic house on the hill into a home that’s wall-to-wall love and happiness.
The SWISS missus
Venturing into uncharted territory and unveiling a brave outward transformation – as well as burying old prejudices, Elizabeth continues on her mission to be a new woman. Vowing to be “Switzerland” in all matters of family-related friction, Elizabeth assures her amazed loved ones that she’ll now help, rather than hinder, their efforts to solve their problems. Her rst order of neutrality is to set up a meeting to aid Jack (Craig Hall) in his quest to better serve his patients’ needs at the hospital, and then step back and let her son-in-law nd the solution to getting what it is he wants...
Making MEN talk
Motivated by all the trauma he’s witnessed in Inverness, Jack vehemently pushes ahead with his brave plan to open the Dawn Briggs Community Clinic in the hope of encouraging the town’s men to talk about their problems. Having had great success with the women’s version, Jack thinks a male version should follow suit; his bureaucratic superiors in Sydney feel otherwise! Despite
the failure of the clinic’s rst group meeting, Jack won’t concede defeat and, galvanised by Henry’s (Tim Draxl) warning that Neil Burton (Nicholas Bell) is bent on deliberately ruining the clinic’s chances, he confronts his nemesis, aware that his personal pride and reputation as the top doc is on the line if he doesn’t safeguard the community’s welfare!
OUT and about
Once content in her marriage, Carolyn (Sara Wiseman) dives headlong into the bohemian lifestyle she’s sought since moving to Sydney to help James (David Berry) with his interior design business. Reconnecting with Delia Craig (Maya Stange) for the rst time since their love affair in London years earlier, Carolyn’s overcome by renewed feelings. She knows she still loves her husband Jack with all her heart... but Delia has stirred up passions within her she thought she’d forgotten about! She loves Delia,
too! Tortured by the next step she knows she has to take, Carolyn admits to Delia that she’s too much of a coward to tell Jack their marriage is over...
A hankering for HARRY
Attending a party at the Swanson mansion with Anna, Henry has only one thought in his head: Harry Polson! Since sharing a nocturnal kiss with Harry (Dominic Allburn) by the glow of relight on the Ash Park property, it’s been a struggle to focus on anything but each other. Henry wants workaholic Harry to relax and join him at the Swanson soiree, but remains unsure whether he will – as he urgently keeps an eye on Prudence’s (Heather Mitchell) front door. Meanwhile, George is playing matchmaker, encouraging Harry to loosen the reins and head to the city to spend time with Henry. As the party unfolds, will Henry’s heart’s desire nally appear?
HAPPY FAMILY It’s a fresh start for Sarah and Co
WE THREE Carolyn (Sara Wiseman), James (David Berry) and Delia (Maya Stange) Anna TVS