The killer of Home and Away (opens in new tab)'s tearaway teen Stu Henderson has been revealed on screen in Australia. Alf Stewart, played by Ray Meagher, found Stu (Brenton Thwaites) lying dead in the caravan park in Summer Bay, sparking a murder mystery. Stu was previously attacked by Sid Bezmel, for violently abusing his daughter Sasha Bezmel (Demi Harman), making him the top suspect. Now Sasha has confessed all in the latest episode of the soap to air Down Under, in emotional scenes with her father. The troubled student was overcome with guilt after Stu's father Alan lashed out at Sid, wrongly suspecting that he was the killer. Sid had confided in Sasha, saying he was worried even his own children didn't believe he was innocent. Sasha replied: "I do believe it. I know you're innocent because it was me. I killed Stu." Demi later tweeted: "So guys... It was me... Awkward moment when you kill someone." Luke Mitchell, who plays Romeo Smith, recently explained that the killer's confession would trigger a whole new mystery. He said: "Then it turns into the story about how it happened and what now happens to that person. Is it murder or an accident? And what happened on that night? There are a lot of possibilities." The Home and Away murder mystery is just beginning to unfold on UK screens on Channel 5.
Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix.
An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.
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