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Home and Away welcomes Walker family

Home and Away welcomes Walker family
Home and Away welcomes Walker family (Image credit: five)

Home and Away will welcome a new family shortly. The Walkers are set to move to Summer Bay from the city, so that patriarch Dr Sid Walker (played by Robert Mammone) can provide maternity cover for Rachel at the hospital. He may look like the perfect family man, but he's a serial philanderer and his wife Jody (Victoria Haralabidou) is hoping a fresh start in a new town will inspire her errant husband to behave himself in future. The couple have two teenage children - Indigo (Samara Weaving, niece of Matrix and Lord of the Rings actor Hugo Weaving) and Dexter (Tom Green). They're not happy about being forced to leave the city, especially Indigo, who feels particularly cut off from her old life and friends after having her mobile phone confiscated by her parents following a 500 dollar bill. Click here to watch's new weekly soaps video preview, the Soap Scoop (opens in new tab)

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.