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Episode 2826
Network Ten: 07/04/1997
BBC: 17/09/1997
UK Gold: 08/09/2003

Written by Rick Held
Directed by Gary Conway
Guest stars
Wayne Peterson: Andrew Wall
Beach Babe No.1: Alexandra Graf
Beach Babe No.2: Sharee Clancy
Holly: Trained by Luke Hura
Dahl: Trained by Jason Hura

Summary:-
Darren's business is in trouble. Phil and Ruth can't sort out their communication problems. Billy makes the fatal mistake of calling Anne by his old girlfriend's name.

Location: St. Kilda Beach


Episode 2827
Network Ten: 08/04/1997
BBC: 18/09/1997
UK Gold: 09/09/2003

Written by Lyn Ogilvy
Directed by Gary Conway
Guest stars
Wayne Peterson: Andrew Wall
Dahl: Trained by Jason Hura

Summary:-
Darren is tempted by a dodgy offer to save his business. Karl can't say no to Marlene being his receptionist. Billy has to resolve things with Melissa or risk losing Anne.

Episode 2828
Network Ten: 09/04/1997
BBC: 19/09/1997
UK Gold: 10/09/2003

Written by Kit Oldfield
Directed by Gary Conway
Guest stars
Wayne Peterson: Andrew Wall
Melissa Drenth: Aimee Robertson
Bank Manager: Jenny Seedsman
Bank Teller: Daniel Tonzing
Bonnie: Trained by Jason Hura

Summary:-
Are Billy and Anne going to patch things up? Darren seems set to cross the line of the law again. There's a stranger in town who has more than a passing interest in Ruth.

Note: First appearance of Brett Cousins as Ben Atkins - permanent in credits.


Episode 2829
Network Ten: 10/04/1997
BBC: 22/09/1997
UK Gold: 11/09/2003

Written by David Allen
Directed by Gary Conway
Guest stars
Father Donnelly: Clive Hearne
Bonnie: Trained by Jason Hura

Summary:-
Lou squares his debt over, but Sarah is unimpressed. Ben wins over the girls at number thirty - but is there something mysterious about him? Hannah writes a short story about Susan and Tim, and Susan is distraught.

Regular cast includes 'Ben Atkins: Brett Cousins'


Episode 2830
Network Ten: 11/04/1997
BBC: 23/09/1997
UK Gold: 12/09/2003

Written by Scott Taylor
Directed by Gary Conway
Guest stars
Holly: Trained by Luke Hura
Dahl: Trained by Jason Hura

Summary:-
Hannah's short story about Susan and Tim creates waves amongst the Ramsay Street residents. Lou is cynical about Marlene's 'bad luck' curse. New resident Ben Atkins is showing an odd interest in the Wilkinson family.

Regular cast includes 'Ben Atkins: Brett Cousins'


Episode 2831
Network Ten: 14/04/1997
BBC: 24/09/1997
UK Gold: 15/09/2003

Summary:-
Darren is poised on the brink of committing a crime. Jo decides to renew contact with Rob. Ben takes more than a passing interest in the Wilkinson family.

Episode 2832
Network Ten: 15/04/1997
BBC: 25/09/1997
UK Gold: 16/09/2003

Summary:-
While seeking a loan, Darren hits a financial dead end. Jo flies back to the arms of Rob. Ruth gets suspicious because Ben is too interested in the Wilkinson family.

Episode 2833
Network Ten: 16/04/1997
BBC: 26/09/1997
UK Gold: 17/09/2003

Summary:-
Ruth continues to worry about Ben. Debbie and Wayne are getting closer, while Billy and Anne are drifting further apart. Toadie comes up with a brilliant way to make some fast money.

Episode 2834
Network Ten: 17/04/1997
BBC: 29/09/1997
UK Gold: 18/09/2003

Summary:-
Marlene is proving to be quite a handful as Karl's receptionist. Despite temptation, Darren manages to stay clear of crime. Toadie's money making schemes get him into trouble again.

Episode 2835
Network Ten: 18/04/1997
BBC: 30/09/1997
UK Gold: 19/09/2003

Summary:-
Toadie continues to beg - this time for forgiveness. Libby tries to drum up business for Karl. Darren confesses the truth about his business and discovers he has supporters.

Episode 2836
Network Ten: 21/04/1997
BBC: 01/10/1997
UK Gold: 22/09/2003

Summary:-
Toadie has found someone special, but can he keep up his web of deceit? Debbie refuses to see Wayne's shady character. The news of Anne's crush does little to please Billy.

Episode 2837
Network Ten: 22/04/1997
BBC: 02/10/1997
UK Gold: 23/09/2003

Summary:-
Does Anne's crush on Ben spell the end for her and Billy? Debbie must face a few home truths about Wayne. Toadie endures a disastrous date that ends up with a kiss.

Episode 2838
Network Ten: 23/04/1997
BBC: 03/10/1997
UK Gold: 24/09/2003

Summary:-
Ruth is worried that Ben is chasing after Anne. Toadie thinks he has to lie to keep his girlfriend. Marlene finally drives Karl mad as his receptionist at the surgery.

Episode 2839
Network Ten: 24/04/1997
BBC: 06/10/1997
UK Gold: 25/09/2003

Summary:-
Sarah's pushed too far at the pub. If Marlene hasn't quit, then Karl's going to have to fire her. Anne is shattered when Ben tells her she's still a kid.

Episode 2840
Network Ten: 25/04/1997
BBC: 07/10/1997
UK Gold: 26/09/2003

Summary:-
Anne comes clean with Ruth, over her infatuation with Ben. Sarah needs her confidence boosted. Marlene is determined to remain Karl's only receptionist.

Episode 2841
Network Ten: 28/04/1997
BBC: 08/10/1997
UK Gold: 29/09/2003

Written by Don Battye
Directed by Tony Osicka
Guest stars
Rebecca Knotts: Charmaine Gorman
Holly: Trained by Luke Hura
Dahl: Trained by Jason Hura

Summary:-
Marlene continues to thwart Karl's attempts to get a second receptionist. Appearances are deceiving where Toadie's romance with Rebecca is concerned. Anne learns the shocking truth about Ben.

Episode 2842
Network Ten: 29/04/1997
BBC: 09/10/1997
UK Gold: 30/09/2003

Written by Don Battye
Directed by Tony Osicka
Guest stars
Rebecca Knotts: Charmaine Gorman
Dahl: Trained by Jason Hura

Summary:-
Marlene's caught out once and for all by Karl. The game could be up for Toadie and his romance with Becky. Discovering Ben is the child she adopted out is too much for Ruth.

Note: Ben Atkins was born Christopher Wilkinson in Malvern, 18th September 1975


Episode 2843
Network Ten: 30/04/1997
BBC: 10/10/1997
UK Gold: 01/10/2003

Written by Louise Le Nay
Directed by Tony Osicka
Guest stars
Rebecca Knotts: Charmaine Gorman
Holly: Trained by Luke Hura
Bonnie & Dahl: Trained by Jason Hura

Summary:-
Becky surprises Toadie with a startling confession. Libby's new business venture gets off to a shaky start. Ben's revelation has turned Ruth's life upside down.

Episode 2844
Network Ten: 01/05/1997
BBC: 13/10/1997
UK Gold: 02/10/2003

Written by Susan Bower
Directed by Tony Osicka
Guest stars
Holly: Trained by Luke Hura
Bonnie & Dahl: Trained by Jason Hura

Summary:-
Billy gets roped into doing a job for Libby, with disastrous results. Darren and Debbie are developing a strong rapport. Ruth is clearly distressed by Ben's revelation and the whole family is affected.

Episode 2845
Network Ten: 02/05/1997
BBC: 14/10/1997
UK Gold: 03/10/2003

Written by John Hanlon
Directed by Tony Osicka
Guest stars
Damian Bedford: Leo Faust
Rohan Kendricks: Paul Zebrowski
Holly: Trained by Luke Hura
Dahl: Trained by Jason Hura

Summary:-
Debbie has trouble with a customer, while Libby has a strange job interview. Billy tries to help Anne through a tough time in her life. Ruth has some tough decisions to make.

Episode 2846
Network Ten: 05/05/1997
BBC: 15/10/1997
UK Gold: 06/10/2003

Written by Lyn Ogilvy
Directed by Robert Meillon
Guest stars
Rohan Kendricks: Paul Zebrowski
Bobby Bennett: Darren Gregor
Holly: Trained by Luke Hura
Bonnie: Trained by Jason Hura

Summary:-
Marlene sets Sarah up for a fall on her first day at work. Ben decides to stay on and get to know his biological family better. Libby gets off on the wrong foot with Rohan.

Episode 2847
Network Ten: 06/05/1997
BBC: 16/10/1997
UK Gold: 07/10/2003

Written by Scott Taylor
Directed by Robert Meillon
Guest stars
Rohan Kendricks: Paul Zebrowski
Penny Tripp: Janet Westbury
Cathy Herron: Shari Russell
Dahl: Trained by Jason Hura

Summary:-
Sarah's first day at Karl's surgery is a disaster. Ben and Ruth open up to each other and Libby's attempt to be more than a house cleaner to Rohan backfires.

Episode 2848
Network Ten: 07/05/1997
BBC: 17/10/1997
UK Gold: 08/10/2003

Written by David Allen
Directed by Robert Meillon
Guest stars
Rohan Kendricks: Paul Zebrowski
Holly: Trained by Luke Hura
Bonnie & Dahl: Trained by Jason Hura

Summary:-
Ruth has began to accept she is Ben's mother. Libby breaks through some barriers with Rohan. Has Darren pushed things too far with Debbie?

Episode 2849
Network Ten: 08/05/1997
BBC: 20/10/1997
UK Gold: 09/10/2003

Written by Rick Held
Directed by Robert Meillon
Guest stars
Rebecca Knotts: Charmaine Gorman
Bonnie: Trained by Luke Hura
Bonnie & Dahl: Trained by Jason Hura

Summary:-
Debbie rejects Darren's offer of romance - but has her decision been too hasty? Billy feels he has to change in order to keep Anne's heart. Toadie can't hide the truth from Rebecca any longer.

Episode 2850
Network Ten: 09/05/1997
BBC: 21/10/1997
UK Gold: 10/10/2003

Written by Kit Oldfield
Directed by Robert Meillon
Guest stars
Rebecca Knotts: Charmaine Gorman
Holly: Trained by Luke Hura
Bonnie & Dahl: Trained by Jason Hura
Waiter: uncredited

Summary:-
Darren and Debbie make the first tentative steps towards romance, while Toadie and Rebecca finally part, but not without a few more surprises. Billy's birthday lunch is ruined by Karl and Susan.
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