Away from home this year marked its 36th year on television, as Australia’s longest running drama, but while Seven toasts its successes in exporting and scouting talent, last year just recognized the 35th anniversary .
Or 30 in 2018, with network executives acknowledging that there has been a reluctance to indicate its staying power in a landscape of shiny, new TV.
“They tend not to…. it’s just the nature of the beast, luv,” Silver logie says candidate Lynne McGranger TV tonight.
“I always say, ‘We’re like the crazy, rich, old aunt. We go ahead and do our thing, nobody pays much attention to us. But we always come out well with money».
“I mean, I know we’re loved and I know we’re loved, it’s just that sometimes the rest of the family doesn’t show their feelings as much as maybe they should. This is what I think.”
McGranger is approaching her 31st year on the Summer Bay soap opera, which surprised one fan.
“They said, ‘Oh wow. So did you get a gift? Did you get a gold watch?’ I said, ‘Nup. I have a script.’”