Happy Birthday HOME AND AWAY: 25 Years of Alf Stewart

AlfHome and Away celebrates it 25th year on our TV screens this year. One cast member who has been there from the very start is Ray Meagher. He plays everyone’s favourite Aussie bloke, Mt Alf Stewart.

Alf Stewart is Summer Bay – the place wouldn’t be the same without him. So today, I’m going to have a look back at what makes everyone love the legend of Summer Bay, Mr. Alf Stewart

Alf Stewart seems to have his own language. Many of his conversations include ‘Alfisms’. These especially come to the fore when he is angry. Here’s a classic scene of Alf getting ‘flamin mad’. Terms include gallah, drongo, and of course lots of flamins!

We all know tht one of Alf’s favourite words is ‘Flamin’. Here is a fan tribute to Alf and his love of ‘flamin’.

You know Alf is serious and very angry when not even he uses one of his ‘Alfisms’. Here’s a classic clip of him confronting Jessie after Chloe’s death.

Alf’s not the most romantic bloke but has a heart of gold. Watch as he tries to propose to his one and only true love, Ailsa (keep watching after the credits).

Alf doesn’t get very emotiional often but when Sally Fletcher left the Bay, he found it hard to keep it together.

Everyone loves Alf, so when he turned 60, many of Summer Bay’s former residents came back to help him celebrate. There are many tears as Sally Fletcher sums up why everyone loves Alf Stewart (this also features early Home and Away highlights)!

It’s only fitting that we end this with the actor who plays Alf, Ray Meagher, winning an award for his work. In 2010 Ray won the Gold Logie, the biggest award in Australian television. His acceptance speech shows that he is just as funny and loveable as his character Alf!

That’s Entertainment!
Sarina 🙂

About The Bellissimo Files

Hi, I’m Sarina Bellissimo and this is the place I come to indulge in my love of all things entertainment. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t fascinated by all things Hollywood/showbiz. I blame my parents! As a child my mum used to force me to watch old Elvis Presley films with her, and both my mum & dad would take my brothers and I to the Drive-In to watch the latest films (this is where my love for ROCKY began!). When not watching movies, I was trying to figure out ways to pull the back off the TV so I could somehow get into it and be a part of all the action on the screen! This blog isn’t a place that revels in gossip and negativity. It’s a place where entertainment is celebrated. That said, this is a place you can turn to for honesty. Honesty and criticism don’t always mean attacks. I choose to criticise the piece of work but not the person and I acknowledge that just because I don’t like something, it doesn’t mean someone else won’t. Here you’ll find interviews with some of the biggest names in the world of Entertainment, reviews, breaking news and my very own musings. Away from The Bellissimo Files, you can find me on Spin 1038 on Saturdays, between 1pm and 3pm,presenting Plan B. There’s celebrity interviews, entertainment news, the low down on the must see movies and music releases of the week, the ultimate guide to what’s on where in the city, as well as masterclasses with experts on standby to answer listeners’ questions. I also appear on TV3’s “Elaine” panel, talk movies on “Ireland AM” and you can sometimes hear me filling in on Moncrieff’s “Movies and Booze “(Newstalk) The Bellissimo Files is constantly evolving. Files (topics) will be added or deleted as time goes on. Feel free to read, watch, comment, share, and make suggestions for what you would like to see on the site. Sarina
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