Category Archives: General Update

Neighbour’s Cast rise to ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Neighbours Cast get wet for ALS.

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has been sweeping the world raising much needed funding for research into amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. In the UK participants donate funds to the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

For the uninitiated the challenge involves dumping a bucket of icy water over the participant’s head. The participant, ideally,  also makes a donation toward research.

Saskia Hampele (Georgia Brooks in Neighbours) nominated me to Thanks Rebekah Elmaloglou, Harley Bonner and Tim Phillipps for the help. (If you look closely you can see Tim’s reflected wave in the Grease Monkey’s window as he films.)be involved and this is the result.

If you are nominated for the challenge join in and have some fun – but don’t forget that the object is to raise money!

Check out Stefan Dennis and Rebekah Elmalogolou’s combined challenge.

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Here’s some more from

Saskia Hampele 

Ariel Kaplan 

and Scott Major.

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Neighbours for Inside Soap Awards 2014?

Inside Soap Award nominations honour for Neighbours.

Nominations for the Inside Soap Awards 2014 have just been announced and Neighbours has been recognised in two categories. The show has been nominated for best Daytime Soap and Jackie Woodburne, Alan Fletcher, Chris Milligan and Jenna Rosenow for best Daytime Star.

FletchJAckieWe would love you to vote for us!

Voting Link:

Best Daytime Star

Jackie Woodburne (Susan Kennedy)

Alan Fletcher (Karl Kennedy)

Chris Milligan (Kylie Canning)

Jenna Rosenow (Amber Turner)

and Best Daytime soap for Neighbours


Film making in St Kilda (with unexpected guest)

I have just been working on a short film for my best Buddy Stig Wemyss of Mezzanine Productions. Stig is making a film for Tropfest 2014 and asked me to do a cameo for him.

Brilliant day filming some madness with a brilliant cast and crew including a talented goat.

(BTW Stig shot and edited the Xmas song video clip I released with The Pacific Belles last year. IF YOU WANT A HAPPY CHRISTMAS – See Below)

So I was inspired to head down to St Kilda and make my own short film promoting the advantages of subscribing to

My little film is an homage  to Bob Dylan’s famous clip for his song Subterranean Homesick Blues.

What I loved was that a random passerby unwittingly appearing in the film with me so I had a cast – just like Bob.

Enjoy and if you would like to explore the benefits of subscribing click here.

Speaking of the wonderful Pacific Belles, they have been selected to be part of Team Australia in The World Championships of Performing Arts in LA in July!!! However they need to raise $15000 to fund the cost of the trip. You can help the gals get to LA through Pozible.

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I’m excited!

The recent revamp of had one key goal in mind.

To improve and personalise my communication with friends, followers and supporters.

So far everything is running to plan beautifully.

Since updating and inviting people to subscribe to my website I have had over 150 people sign on. All these new subscribers received my first music blog featuring UK muso Denny Lloyd and including a free download of his song “Shadow.

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12 subscribers have also received emailed birthday messages from me and I have mailed as autographed card as promised.

All my subscribers will shortly begin to receive my exclusive blog about life on and around Ramsay Street.

And, of course, all my subscribers get a hefty 20% of all non-digital product in the store.

Thanks for the support and if you would like to subscribe just click here.

2014 – New Site, New Milestone!


Welcome to the re-launched website.  New look, new vibe and … well, it’s just all-round new!

So, to catch you up on what’s been happening around here:

2014 began with a bang, with New Years Eve seeing Alan treading the boards at the Stag Theatre in Sevenoaks, UK, playing another baddie: the “Sheriff of Nottingham” in the box-office record-breaking Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood, starring alongside Andy Abraham from the X Factor, and 90’s pop sensation Lolly, aka Anna Kumble.

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November/December last year was a busy time for Alan, as also leading into Panto season, Alan released the catchy and popular Christmas single “If You Want A Happy Christmas” with the Pacific Belles, which is still available via iTunes (if you haven’t got it already!)

After a very successful season, Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood finished on January 5, 2014 in the UK, and not long after Alan returned to Australian shores to continue his work on the much-loved Australian series Neighbours.

Which brings us to the milestone mentioned in this post’s title.  No, it’s not that this website has been operating for 12 years now (yep, it really has been that long!) – but good guess.  “What is it then?!” we hear you say!

Drumroll, please … The milestone mentioned is that 2014 marks Alan’s 20th year of playing “Dr Karl Kennedy”!!  (And Jackie Woodburne’s 20th year of playing “Susan Kennedy” as well!)

So, with the Kennedy’s anniversary this year and Neighbours’ 30th Anniversary next year … buckle up folks, it’s going to be one ‘ell of a ride!

Signing off for now, until next we speak …

Sally the Web Monkey
on behalf of Alan & the Team