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One of the most popular TV dramas of all time is celebrating a special milestone later this month, its golden anniversary. Can you guess which one it is? Chances are, you have seen it at one time or another.

Yes, it’s the American show Days of Our Lives, which has been keeping millions of fans around the world entertained with its tales of love, lust and drama and convoluted plots since it burst onto our screens 50 years ago.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary on October 26, the cast got together for a special photo shoot and a 50th anniversary book has also just been released called Days of our Lives: 50 Years!  

Who can forget lovers Bo and Hope, Patch and Kayla and Jack and Jennifer? What about arch villain Victor Kiriakis?

Remember rushing home or taking time out from the housework when it used to screen on Channel 9 at lunchtime so you could catch up with what was going on in the much loved world of Salem?

One of the best things about the show was that the writers managed to draw out even the seemingly most simple of plots with dozens of twists and turns. You’d think everything was going along just fine and then someone’s long-lost son or daughter would turn up out of the blue.

On the other hand, the show could be frustrating too. They used to end each show just before the “good bit”, so you had to wait on tenterhooks for the next instalment.

Promised highlights of the book include features on the famous triangles, supercouples, villians, groundbreaking storylines, shocking twists and much more.


Many of the cast will be going on a tour of the US to promote the book.

For more information about the 50th anniversary celebrations or to purchase the book click here.

Are you a fan of Days of Our Lives? Who is your favourite character? What was your favourite storyline?

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  1. I used to watch it when I was much younger and have not watched it since till one small of a part of an episode recently, it appeared to me they had not progressed much since the last time I saw it. I out grew it years and years ago

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    • I watched it until my youngest went to school he is 36yrs now i caught a glimpse of it at my daughters house a year or so ago you are right not much has changed. The other one was The young and the restless. I also remember my mum as i was growing up watching peyton place but we were not allowed to watch it.

  2. Watched it once. Could not understand the attraction. How it lasted for 50 years is beyond me. I would rather be out there living.

  3. Didn’t watch it at the beginning, started to used to record and watch when I got home from work when tired and just wanted to chill for awhile, lost interest when they jumped seven years to catch up with the US.

  4. My mother would get VERY testy if she missed her episode of “Days of their Lives, while I just wanted to get on with what we had to do & I couldn’t because mum had To see HER SHOW FIRST. Didn’t matter that she had shopping to do & I had children to collect from kindy & school – and now of course I miss her so……

  5. It is a bit like Bold and the Beautiful , used to watch it all the time , but I think it has run past its time .

  6. Never watched it, although I remember a nurse who used to record every single episode when they changed her shift around.

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