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We know that many people here are passionate about the drama series A Place to Call Home with our support of the recent petition being rapturously received, and now we’ve some exciting news!  A Place to Call Home is coming back to TV screens.

Channel Seven has made a deal with Foxtel channel SoHo that will see two more seasons of the show produced by Seven, and televised on cable TV in a static weekly slot.  The original writers will apparently return, as will the cast of the series Noni Hazlehurst, Marta Dusseldorp and Abby Earl, and filming is all set to commence in March 2015.

But the disappointment of it being hidden behind the pay-tv barrier may yet be felt among our Starts at 60 community.

Foxtel’s Executive Director of Television, Brian Walsh, and Seven’s Network Director of Production, Brad Lyons together announced the return of the show.

In a statement to the media, Brian Walsh said that “A Place to Call Home is Australia’s most loved drama series and has captured the hearts of millions of fans across the country. We are proud to partner with the Seven Network on this landmark deal and ensure that audiences can continue to enjoy this beautifully crafted and elegantly produced series for a further two seasons.

“The Seven Network has produced Australian television’s most successful drama series of all time and we are delighted to partner with the highly experienced creative team at Seven, who will now work their magic for Foxtel subscribers.”

Lyons went on to say, “This is a terrific signing. All of us are proud of A Place to Call Home and its success. Today’s agreement is great for Seven Productions and it is also a tremendous signing for the cast and crew of the programme and the millions of people who love the programme.”

Starts at 60 fans were appalled when the announcement came out about the show being cancelled and many stepped in behind an online petition that gathered many thousands of signatures.

Are you excited about the return of the show?  Did you sign the petition?  How do you feel about it being behind Foxtel’s paywall? 


Rebecca Wilson

Rebecca Wilson is the founder and publisher of Starts at Sixty. The daughter of two baby boomers, she has built the online community for over 60s by listening carefully to the issues and seeking out answers, insights and information for over 60s throughout Australia. Rebecca is an experienced marketer, a trained journalist and has a degree in politics. A mother of 3, she passionately facilitates and leads our over 60s community, bringing the community opinions, needs and interests to the fore and making Starts at Sixty a fun place to be.

  1. I don’t and will never be getting pay TV and I am sure I am not the only one. If they are so proud of it, why isn’t it on free to air???

  2. This programme has just finished in NZ TV. A wonderful programme a d would like it to continue here too. Come on TVNZ don’t miss out on a great story of “the place to call home” on our screens.

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  3. We do have paid tv so we can watch sport. I will record A Place to Call Home and invite my friends, who are going to miss out, over to watch it. I suggest that you find friends with pay tv to do the same. The other alternative is to wait until they put the series on dvd ( which they will to make money ) and share it around. Yes it should be on free to air though. Boo and hiss to Channel 7.

  4. Didn’t know of petition but would have signed it. This is a fabulous piece of Aus TV and provided much needed work for our home grown stars. Tis a shame though that it will be on cable as I can’t afford it. Any chance of another petition to have it shown on Seven.

  5. Well, I can’t be excited, because I don’t subscribe to pay TV. When you think about some of the rubbish that is on free to air, often repeats, it beggars belief that they would do this to such a popular local drama. At least with the series continuing there is an opportunity to catch it eventually I suppose.

  6. NOT GOOD ENOUGH we want it in free to air TV. Continue to petition for it. Show our strength and vote again.

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    • Just love the show..Why put it on pay tv.??? TVNZ better not go this way

  7. love this show.. not happy about pay tv… lets hope NZ doesnt put it on pay tv as well.

  8. I am definitely not happy. I can’t get Foxtel just to see the few shows that would interest me as it is too expensive but I loved this show.

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