Everybody Needs Good Neighbours…

The Story So Far, In Dr Kennedy’s Words - http://youtu.be/8HKuXEAfGsc

Neighbours: The Explosion - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7Yq3sc_uCs 

Behind the Scenes - The Aftermath http://youtu.be/Uo-UsrsLR5s

Neighbours Backstage: Alan Fletcher - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsE82bDKLTo

Another day as Karl Kennedy - http://youtu.be/cs87qSafLXI

Rob Heeney’s People With Stories - Episode 50 with Alan Fletcher https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/rob-heeneys-people-stories/id581002236

Alan Fletcher’s new Christmas song - https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/id730988630?affId=1409847

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMeRu-0q8E8&feature=youtu.be

Alan Fletcher in Sevenoaks Panto - http://www.sevenoakspanto.com/

Alan Fletcher on Heart Breakfast SW - https://soundcloud.com/josh-andrews-25/karl-kennedy-full-chat

Alan Fletcher on BBC Breakfast Show - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PW92SLh16R0&feature=youtu.be

Neighbours links for latest news, gossip, photos, interviews, etc…

http://www.neighbours.com/

http://www.youtube.com/show/neighbours

http://www.neighboursepisodes.com

http://www.perfectblend.net/

http://www.erinsborough.com/

An audience with the Pope - http://aawtp.libsyn.com/with-alan-fletcher

Red Touch Media -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=encwcr12lTs&feature=youtu.be

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddCrapJCI68

Alan Fletcher TV and Film clips -

http://www.alanfletcher.net/fanzone/multimedia/videos/tv/index.html

Alan Fletcher in OFF THE METER - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRvU7I8B4uU&list=PLZ4MsBTSmdgYLjEOprwIBVn5g6uM-5jD_&index=5

Karl and Susan Website - http://www.edenstreet.net/sunandmoon/

Alan Fletcher on 7pm Project - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xCwg82Uqag

Alan and Jackie on The Project - http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x161zwm_fletch-jackie-on-the-project_shortfilms

Student Beans - http://www.studentbeans.com/tenofthebest/i/top-ten-hottest-aussie-soap-guys/karl-kennedy-alan-fletcher1896.html#content

Alan Fletcher on The Wright Stuff - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FzuWbLW_oU

UK tour / Review - http://alanfletcher.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=tours&action=display&thread=139

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https://myspace.com/philorockin/video/karl-kennedy-at-walkabout../1654880

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZWWs9XQmKo&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aRkygcDbb0

https://myspace.com/jadeinoz/video/karl-kennedy-rocks-you/921995

Character profile…

http://neighbours.com.au/karl-kennedy-character.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Kennedy

http://perfectblend.net/neighbourhood/bio/kennedy-karl.htm

Dr K facts

"Dr K doesn’t wear a watch, he decides the time."

"Dr.K isn’t allowed to tense his abs..if he did, his back would snap"

"Karl Kennedy is a man unbound by convention, a renegade and a maverick. He couldn’t be bound by a mere oath!"

"Karl is the greatest thing since the invention of the wheel"

"Dr K too suave for words”

"I’m sorry but this guy is teh best. Live your life like him and you will be forever happy and the pinnacle of social perfection."

"Legend in Neighbours (as Karl ), legend as a musician, legend that he follows Liverpool FC, born legend, but best of all a living legend."

"Dr Karl Kennedy of Ramsay Street, Erinsborough (neighbours for those of you not sure). Greatest Legend of All Time!!!"

"Karl Kennedy is the saviour of mankind and deserves to be on the front page of every webpage in the WORLD! "

"Karl Kennedy has to be considered as the pinnacle of manhood, I can only aspire to the alpha male that is The Fletch"
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"Declan Dineen braves the world of the superfans and stalkers to interview this month’s cover star, Alan Fletcher, better known as Neighbours’ Dr Karl Kennedy

It’s 3.30 on a Sunday afternoon and I’m in my editors flat having a cup of tea. Sitting opposite me is Alan Fletcher A.K.A Dr. Karl Kennedy A.K.A. Fletch. Surrounding him are five girls in their underwear. “I feel like James Bond,” he says. One of the girls, quick as a flash replies, “Well, I don’t feel like Halle Berry!” We all laugh, I take a sip of tea, the camera flashes away.

Wait, what just happened?

Three hours later and I’m in Walkabout in Glasgow, somewhere I wouldn’t usually be on a Sunday evening, and the place is absolutely packed. There is a nervous anticipation in the air, the lights dim and the familiar drums of We Will Rock You begin. The stage illuminates and there he is, centre stage, arms apart, basked in light and glory, the crowd goes absolutely bananas. Fletch lives.”

He is the greatest person eva; saw his band, best thing eva. Karl Kennedy is a god”

"I bow down to the COOLEST MAN IN THE UNIVERSE!!"

"Karl Kennedy - man, amongst children, hero amongst men, legend amongst heroes, god amongst legends"

"Karl is undisputed King of cool, no one pulls off the Jack Nicholson sunglasses and pink shirts better, and I doubt no one will ever have such an impressive list of admirers. Beaumont, Kennedy and Hoyland"

"Karl Kennedy is a fucking LEGEND and definitely the best looking man on TV. Any bloke who can consistently pull birds like Sarah, Izzy and Susan and still find the time to save lives has my utmost respect"

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"I chose Alan Fletcher because he’s the coolest cat of them all!"

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http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x14lzkc_neighbours-karl-and-izzy-bustup_shortfilms

This scene still scares me every time I watch it. Just for a moment you see a glimpse of a completely different man. Despite Karl’s affairs/stupidity, you know he’d never ever raise a hand to hurt a woman. All credit to Fletch for portraying a man reaching that breaking point who has to walk away before he does hurt her (or anyone else).”

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xxsjul_neighbours-episode-4403_shortfilms

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xxuan2_neighbours-episode-4412_shortfilms

"After tonight’s episode, I just felt like saying ‘man I like Karl Kennedy and the actor who plays him, Alan Fletcher. Personally, I think he is the best on the show. The best character, the best actor. He’s flawed to the shithouse, but he’s totally the most realistic character. His little speech at the end of the episode, where he finally opened up about his unsatisfaction with his life, impending retirement, relationship with his wife etc. He verbalised it just so well. The feelings that I’ve had, that I know my dad has had"

"I think Karl is a fantastic character - the actor seems to be able to do serious drama and silly fun, which is Neighbours in a nutshell."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyT1XvppMTU

"One of the saddest moments in TV history IMO was when he was lying at the side of the road clutching his chest on the phone to Susan telling her he loved her…I’m a real man but I’ll tell you this I shed a tear"

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"It is not because Fletch is some ironic cult hero (ok, it’s partly that). But mainly its because young people (like myself) have grown up with this man. He has been a wonderful constant in a scary, changing world. That is not to say he only appeals to the young: he has got something for everybody! He is an Everyman. He has shown us the whole range of human emotion, reflected a part of ourselves back to us. Shown us great human strengths, and more importantly, fragility too"

"I adore him too. Karl is the most complex, mufti-dimensional character on the show. For a long time Karl and Susan were not only compatible, they also had an edge whereby they provided sufficient counterpoint to each other. There was a great sense of intellectual attachment as well. However, Karl has always been mercurial and susceptible to his instincts and the chasm between them began to widen as he gradually gave in and Susan got on her high horse. She’s Mother Superior to the corruptible smugness of Tiny Tom."

"Never has a man brought me so much happiness, joy, anger, annoyance, love, pity, admiration, irritation, respect, disrespect, sadness, laughter, amazement (in a good and bad way). I love Susan and I only hated her once when she behaved badly towards Karl during the amnesia days. I hate Izzy (hate is a strong word) but Karl is the only character who has put me through a gamut of emotions"

"The Single best moment of my life was to meet my absolute favourite actor of all time, Alan Fletcher who plays Doctor Karl Kennedy in Neighbours, he’s an absolute legend! And yes, he’s a better actor than Alec Baldwin. He’s the best actor that has ever lived!"

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x14lz3n_karl-kennedy-reception-at-manchester-gig_music

"Ladies and Gentlemen put your hands together for………..Doctor Karl Kennedy! Well I have never seen a place erupt like it! I’ve seen England play at Wembley, the Chilli Peppers at Earls Court, even the All Blacks in front of their home crowd but nothing competes to the sheer shrieking and deafening reception reserved for the Doc, a week later and my ears are still bleeding! The man epitomised youth, everyone wanted him, I wanted him to be my dad and the girl next to me wanted him so much she started crying! The doc lapped up the applause and pirouetted on the floor like a man half his age in his trendy Converse pumps."

"had the opportunity to go and meet the actor that plays Karl Kennedy (alan fletcher) at Strathclyde Union in Glasgow before the summer. The place was packed, you couldn’t move and the chanting of "KARL KARL KARL" as he stepped up onto the stage was more than any band or celebrity would ever get.

to say Neighbours has cult status with students is just weak, it is god.”

"The people who were in the Bunatee after the show to meet Fletch?

One word - psycho.

That queue was a mile long, and they were acting like they were pushing to the front of a barbaric metal gig. Insane…”


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"I saw him and his band, and it was more mental than when I saw Prodigy! My clothes were torn! And he told us some spoilers (in song)."

"seen him at my uni. He was excellent"

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"To the student population of England AND the world, you are an absolute legend! You are a God! Just one look at your photos proves this! Especially the new homepage one! Talk about a brood-athon!"

"I saw him ages ago at walkabout in derby, was fuckin awesome, which suprised me alot."

"Chants began all over of “Karl!”, instigated mainly by the people wearing Karl face masks, Kar T-shirts, or dressed as Doctors/Nurses. But by the time that the band were due to come onstage the enthusiasm and energy was more like that which you get at the end of a gig! It was phenomenal the amount of respect that everyone had for this guy!"

" I would like it on cyber record that:

Last night I got to meet God’s representative on earth, Dr Karl Kennedy. !!!!!.

He and his band Waiting Room, after touring what seems like every other uni in the country twice, finally got to mine, making the place 10004% less shit.

We then queued for fucking weeks and got to meet him, where he signed my CD and I told him he was my telly dad, which he seemed pleased at.

I am now listening to my Waiting Room CD. It is brilliant. One track is even co-written by Susan Kennedy. x”

"Never have I seen so many people packed into Reading University Students’ Union. Never have I seen people queuing outside for hours beforehand, or so many overly passionate fans desperate to meet their idol.

"In the student day, there are three main times - AM, PM and AN… otherwise known as After Neighbours. Common rooms are packed out and students scurry across campus to make it back for Neighbours. And it is the same all over the country, so it is not surprising that students traveled from as far as Sheffield, Manchester and Bristol tonight to see the legendary Dr Karl Kennedy himself, playing with his band Waiting Room.

 Being completely sold out and completely packed out, the atmosphere was incredible before it even began, and there was such a diverse mix of people, with young men screaming as loud as the girls.”

"Now I consider myself to be quite a fan of Neighbours and Dr Karl, the silver fox that he is, is one of my favourite characters but the level of adulation and down right Kennedy worshipping was madness.  The crowd was not what you would have expected either a group of leather clad, tattoo covered biker men behind me were at one stage chanting ‘we love Karl, we love Karl’."

"We were even lucky enough to have the man himself in our very own living room. I’ve never seen so many swooning girls. Fletch you’ve got some serious powers."

"Our Andy went one better this week however. He got to interview Dr Karl Kennedy, the Neighbours hearthrob. I’ve never seen him so excited. Or nervous. As far as we’re concerned Dr Karl is God.”

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/bizarre/548029/Neighbours-star-Alan-Fletcher-chats-to-The-Sun-Dr-Karl-Kennedy.html

"FAMOUS faces including Spice Girl EMMA BUNTON and boyband MCFLY have graced The Sun offices - but none have turned heads like Oz star ALAN FLETCHER."

"Next came the night. You’d think the poor actors must be gutted to have to do this every week but they’re actually quite cherry and seem to really enjoy it. Well who wouldn’t when ur given a hero’s reception upon being introduced on stage. The funniest being the introduction of the panty moistener himself Carl Kennedy - u’d think Brad Pitt had just walked in."


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxtoGUU3hTc&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ghvQ3Xazkg

"I was actually with the one and only Dr K last week at the Neighbours party in Melbourne!!!! He is the biggest legend!"

"Monday night in st kilda was the best god damn night of my life!! haha!! Thank you Karl, Alan, god, or whatever you would prefer to be called!!"

"This was Alan Fletchers band (aka, Karl Kennedy and The Waiting Room!) They were brilliant, the girls loved him, the guys were jealous of him and they were really really good."

"Seems like Karl Kennedy generates more excitement for you than brad Pitt and George Clooney put together. Did you have a bit of craic with him? Love dad"


"In that pub Karl Kennedy was a superstar and a god among men. Everyone marvelled at his cool, casual appearance, he was simply the king of cool."

"Very surreal watching 18 year old girls screaming at him!"


"Just got back to the UK from Oz and I have to say one of the biggest highlights of my trip was the Neighbours night at the Elephant and Castle pub in St Kilda. Alan’s band absolutely rocked and I’ve never seen so many swooning girls!"

"Why do all women love special k doctor love Kennedy what has he got and more to the point how do you get it……………"
"Karl Kennedy. The most manly man there ever was for sure. Susan is damn lucky!"

“He has sheer charisma, appeal, whatever it is, oozing out of every pore!”
“Dr K is the fittest, coolest thing ever. Why don’t we have docs like that over here? The shame, when I met him at the neighbours’ night in Sydney, I told him I’d fancied him since I was 11!!! Class act. He’s an institution and the only thing that makes Neighbours unmissable.”
"I think if I met Alan I wouldn’t be able to look directly at him! I’d just melt in a pool on the floor. His eyes are so intense, if he looked at me that would be it, I’m not sure what I’d do (probably start spurting out all kinds of stuff like, “oh my god you are sooo fine”). Gonna have to practice some restraint by staring at that pic all night me thinks (still can’t look at it for prolonged periods of time).  It should come with a warning: Prolonged exposure may cause heart palpitations and shortness of breath!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XavMwYk6MVc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9j0TifVK7g
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FY2XvN6yff8
“The Bill? Good Lord…Right, enlighten us. Why do girls fancy Karl Kennedy?” “Because he’s just got the X Factor. He really does, I’ve worked with him and he’s just one of those people who has a lot of charisma. There are just a few people who have that X-Factor, and those of us who don’t have it will never understand it” Imogen Bailey aka Nicola West


"He really needs his own spin off series shown later at night where he can parade his conquests. He’s what all men want to be and what all women want to bed. Has been for years."

"The definition of ‘coolest man’ is clear: men want to be him; women want to be with him!"

"Get in! Love you Karl, you are our teacher and guide in life. Without you we would be sheep getting it forced upon us by wolves… but with you we are the wolves!"

"Why do all women love special k doctor love Kennedy what has he got and more to the point how do you get it……………"


"Karl Kennedy. The most manly man there ever was for sure. Susan is damn lucky!"


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“He has sheer charisma, appeal, whatever it is, oozing out of every pore!”

“Dr K is the fittest, coolest thing ever. Why don’t we have docs like that over here? The shame, when I met him at the neighbours’ night in Sydney, I told him I’d fancied him since I was 11!!! Class act. He’s an institution and the only thing that makes Neighbours unmissable.”

"I think if I met Alan I wouldn’t be able to look directly at him! I’d just melt in a pool on the floor. His eyes are so intense, if he looked at me that would be it, I’m not sure what I’d do (probably start spurting out all kinds of stuff like, “oh my god you are sooo fine”). Gonna have to practice some restraint by staring at that pic all night me thinks (still can’t look at it for prolonged periods of time).  It should come with a warning: Prolonged exposure may cause heart palpitations and shortness of breath!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XavMwYk6MVc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9j0TifVK7g

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FY2XvN6yff8

“The Bill? Good Lord…Right, enlighten us. Why do girls fancy Karl Kennedy?”

“Because he’s just got the X Factor. He really does, I’ve worked with him and he’s just one of those people who has a lot of charisma. There are just a few people who have that X-Factor, and those of us who don’t have it will never understand it”
Imogen Bailey aka Nicola West

"He really needs his own spin off series shown later at night where he can parade his conquests. He’s what all men want to be and what all women want to bed. Has been for years."

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b386/Neighboursfanatics2/79b8ee61-de46-4110-bf75-ce7b6dbaac2b.jpg?t=1375493436

"The definition of ‘coolest man’ is clear: men want to be him; women want to be with him!"

"Get in! Love you Karl, you are our teacher and guide in life. Without you we would be sheep getting it forced upon us by wolves… but with you we are the wolves!"

From Doctor to Professor -  bbc.co.uk/neighbours 05
Alan Fletcher (Dr Karl Kennedy) has been receiving rave reviews for his recent turn as Professor Henry Higgins in Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre rendition of My Fair Lady.
The classic musical has had several incarnations as a stage play and as the celebrated film featuring Audrey Hepburn as heroine Eliza Doolittle. Legendary British actor Rex Harrison won both a Tony and a n Oscar for his performance in the role of Higgins.
“I know that comparisons with Rex Harrison are inevitable,” Alan admitted. “So are comparisons with Dr. Karl. But all I care about is whether I can do justice to one of the truly great roles in stage musicals.”
While it’s easy to see how Alan could be compared to previous performers of the same role, it might be harder for those of you not familiar with the play to see where Karl Kennedy might come into it.
Alan gives us a clue when he suggests what his show offers that might have been lacking in the film.
“If the film version has a problem for some people, it is the difficulty they have in coming to terms with the age difference between Rex Harrison and Audrey Hepburn. Hopefully the relationship between Laura (Fitzpatrick, playing Eliza) and me will be more credible,” he explains.
Clearly, Alan is no stranger to acting out unlikely alliances with younger women. Higgins is a professor of phonetics seeking to transform a ****ney flower girl into a lady. It’s not a million miles away from a doctor of medicine seeking to transform scheming Isabelle Hoyland into a decent and respectable member of society.
When it comes to comparisons with the late, great Rex Harrison, Alan has one key advantage. Harrison couldn’t sing! Rex masterly spoke his musical verses in a non-singing vocal style, whereas Fletch fans will already know that Alan is a seasoned singer and musician.
“You don’t need to be Pavarotti to play Higgins, but you need a strong feel for music and timing,” said Alan, diplomatically.
You only need to watch his occasional musical outbursts in Neighbours, or read our review of his band Waiting Room’s UK tour earlier this year, to know that our Fletch has that by the bucket load.
It comes as no surprise then, that Alan has unquestionably succeeded in doing justice to the role. The reviews have been fantastic.
“It’s an unqualified winner,” reports Australian newspaper The Age. “Neighbours actor Alan Fletcher is an authoritative figure as Henry Higgins… Fletcher possesses a warm baritone voice, which he uses much more musically than the role’s creator, Rex Harrison, ever did, and to great effect. His Higgins is more persuasive than blustering, and all the more enjoyable for the restraint.”
We expected nothing less from Erinsborough’s finest physician. If you don’t get a chance to see him treading the boards in Australia, do not fear: a reliable source (that’ll be Alan) has outlined his plans to return to the UK in November to do another tour with his band Waiting Room

From Doctor to Professor -  bbc.co.uk/neighbours 05

Alan Fletcher (Dr Karl Kennedy) has been receiving rave reviews for his recent turn as Professor Henry Higgins in Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre rendition of My Fair Lady.

The classic musical has had several incarnations as a stage play and as the celebrated film featuring Audrey Hepburn as heroine Eliza Doolittle. Legendary British actor Rex Harrison won both a Tony and a n Oscar for his performance in the role of Higgins.

“I know that comparisons with Rex Harrison are inevitable,” Alan admitted. “So are comparisons with Dr. Karl. But all I care about is whether I can do justice to one of the truly great roles in stage musicals.”

While it’s easy to see how Alan could be compared to previous performers of the same role, it might be harder for those of you not familiar with the play to see where Karl Kennedy might come into it.

Alan gives us a clue when he suggests what his show offers that might have been lacking in the film.

“If the film version has a problem for some people, it is the difficulty they have in coming to terms with the age difference between Rex Harrison and Audrey Hepburn. Hopefully the relationship between Laura (Fitzpatrick, playing Eliza) and me will be more credible,” he explains.

Clearly, Alan is no stranger to acting out unlikely alliances with younger women. Higgins is a professor of phonetics seeking to transform a ****ney flower girl into a lady. It’s not a million miles away from a doctor of medicine seeking to transform scheming Isabelle Hoyland into a decent and respectable member of society.

When it comes to comparisons with the late, great Rex Harrison, Alan has one key advantage. Harrison couldn’t sing! Rex masterly spoke his musical verses in a non-singing vocal style, whereas Fletch fans will already know that Alan is a seasoned singer and musician.

“You don’t need to be Pavarotti to play Higgins, but you need a strong feel for music and timing,” said Alan, diplomatically.

You only need to watch his occasional musical outbursts in Neighbours, or read our review of his band Waiting Room’s UK tour earlier this year, to know that our Fletch has that by the bucket load.

It comes as no surprise then, that Alan has unquestionably succeeded in doing justice to the role. The reviews have been fantastic.

“It’s an unqualified winner,” reports Australian newspaper The Age. “Neighbours actor Alan Fletcher is an authoritative figure as Henry Higgins… Fletcher possesses a warm baritone voice, which he uses much more musically than the role’s creator, Rex Harrison, ever did, and to great effect. His Higgins is more persuasive than blustering, and all the more enjoyable for the restraint.”

We expected nothing less from Erinsborough’s finest physician. If you don’t get a chance to see him treading the boards in Australia, do not fear: a reliable source (that’ll be Alan) has outlined his plans to return to the UK in November to do another tour with his band Waiting Room

http://www.shaunareid.com/2001/03/dr-karl-kennedy-medical-genius.html

"I think the other fact that Dr Karl is a legend, is due to the fact that Dr Karl, not only was a GP, but also a surgeon, a gynecologist, oncologist, Ophthalmologist, Pediatrician,  psychologist, radiologist, endocrinologist, cardiologist, neurologist, anything finishing in ologist! If the NHS had Dr. K…arl, then it wouldn’t be in the position it currently is"

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"Dr Karl Kennedy, first to an emergency, last to leave, hero to men, loved by women, affable enough to animals (remember when he saved that lamb from that snake?) the guy’s a complete legend"

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"He really is a true legend, when children get asked what they want to be when they grow up I think most say "Dr Karl Kennedy"

"He’s 15 consultants put together, that’ll never be matched by any human being again"

http://cultpotato.blogspot.co.uk/2008/09/dr-karl-kennedy-superdoc.html

The article in the New Scientist reckoned the “he pushes the earth down” thing was advanced theoretical physics, but to my mind it seems like simple Newtonian mechanics - for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction, so Dr K does push down on the earth in order to lift himself up.”

"Worst story? When I had to jump out of a boat to save Issy, that was really hard, with the temperature of the sea. I thought I was going to perish. I said, if I have to do this again, I won’t come up. I got pretty ill" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHws3eUpI9M&list=PLD659F83BE0DB2850&index=30

The Fletch Does Panto: An (unbiased) Review - Even More Gorgeous In The Flesh

Saturday 18 December: 7pm: The Festival Theatre, Great Malvern, somewhere in the deepest darkest Malvern Hills.

As beautiful as the Worcestershire countryside is this time of year, myself and my sister were in Great Malvern to see one thing and one thing only.

The God that is Fletch.

He was playing the role of Abanazar in Aladdin and boy, did he make a good villain. An excrutiating (all of 10 minutes) wait into the performance and there he was - resplendant in a long black robe with pointy shoes and a turban. he had fake eyebrows, fake beard and black nail varnish.

If his on screen presence isn’t enough, his stage presence is even better. He commandered that stage from his first scene, being suitably evil but unwittingly gorgeous for all the kiddies in the audience to wonder why there were so many single women in the audience sans child.

In true Hollywood style, Alan did a loud booming English accent to emphasise his wickedness, but had the odd lapse into the old Aussie twaaaaaaang which the girl playing Princess Jasmine did an excellent take off of. “You haaaave to rub the laaaamp,” she said in a pitch-perfect Joe Mangel accent. You probably had to be there. The audience lapped it up.

I could wax lyrical for ages. There seemed to be more than a fair share of Neighbours fans in the Gods. Cue some loud cheers everytime a Neighbours in-joke came up.

As Abanazar, Alan was told to get a doctor in one scene, there was another chortle chortle moment about good neighbours. Then we get to the best bit. Alan had the Princess trapped in his hideaway and called upon his servants ‘Izzy’ and ‘Susan’ to get the door. We loved it.

This is the point where I started getting heart palpitations. Alan launched into a song and dance number with all the gusto of the accomplished thespian he truly is. Tonight, ladies and gentlemen, Love God Dr. Kennedy does Robbie Williams’ ‘Radio’ - be still my beating heart. The words were changed to tie in with the script of course, and it was amazing. The man can welll and truly sing. This was also my favourite scene because he had his turban off and you could see his cute haircut - still looking good!

And then, there was the requisite all-cast sing-a-long at the end. They’d adapted the McFly song ‘Obviously’ (it’s all the rage with the kiddies these days!!) Alan was smouldering away on stage chuckling with the Princess because he’d obviously been struggling with this one. But he nailed it. And I wouldn’t have even noticed if I could have focused on the overall production, but I couldn’t. Alan was the star, his face was splashed across the posters dotted around this pretty little town and he’d even made one of the bill lines on the front of the Malvern Gazette.

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In his interview with the Gazette, he said that he had some ‘saucy’ storylines coming up in 2005. Have I died and gone to heaven?

Let’s save the best til last. Being the consumate professional that he is, Alan appeared after the show. (Flecks of hastily rubbed off black nail polish still adorning his cuticles.) I’ve interviewed many let’s say not-so-famous famous people in my job as a reporter, but no-one has made me go as weak at the knees as Fletch.

He was wearing a blue and white striped shirt, a black leather jacket and jeans. It was gone 10pm and he’d had a matinee performance to get through that day as well and he still had time for his fans. What a guy. At first he was mobbed, then me and my sister finally plucked up the courage to abandon the Festival Theatre vastly overpriced wine at the bar and see The Fletch. The most frustrating thing was not taking a camera, not thinking for one moment we would get to speak to the great man of Erinsborough himself. He posed for photos, then he caught our eye, smiled and signed our programme. I told him it was an absolutely brilliant show, the highlight being his singing. My sister then chipped in with the ‘you’re even more gorgeous in the flesh’ and he took a beat, smiled and those crinkly little laughter lines appeared around his eyes and said: “You’re too kind.” I thanked him for taking the time to meet us all and he said “You’re welcome” and touched me on the arm. A moment I will never forget.

Then off he went, back to his little cottage in one of the villages nearby. I read that his wife is coming over for Christmas and he’s off to Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve. He intends to spend Christmas gorging himself on British TV.

What could be a better way to round off the year than seeing The Fletch in panto? It’s obviously something he enjoys and finds easy and it shows - he sailed through it. It’s rare to find someone of Alan’s ilk who gives his fans so much time and effort. Little old Malvern is truly lucky to have been ‘Fletchered’.

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/soaps/s14/neighbours/news/a300087/woodburne-gets-starstruck-on-neighbours.html
Neighbours actress Jackie Woodburne has admitted that working alongside her screen husband Alan Fletcher still makes her feel “starstruck”.
The pair have been colleagues on the Ramsay Street soap for the past 16 years, portraying fan favourites Susan and Karl Kennedy.
Woodburne told the Daily Star Sunday: “I know it sounds crazy but every time we have to do a scene together I get starstruck. Even after all these years, it still happens. Alan is a fantastic leading man and I feel really lucky to have played his wife for all this time.

With Bassingthwaighte a star in England for her work with Rogue Traders as much as Neighbours, you’d think she would have been recognised by the public everywhere she went. But she says it was Fletcher who attracted the most attention. “We had a couple of hysterical moments. “Alan and I were doing interviews and were waiting at a cafe when this woman (a fan) went ballistic (screaming) at Alan,” she says.


"Natalie on her final day on Neighbours: I was in tears all day and just a total wreck. I was certain that I would be fine as I was prepared for it, but I couldn’t stop the tears flowing as we filmed. I was so emotional. If Alan (Fletcher) was there, I would have been worse. We had done so much together on the show. I probably wouldn’t have been able to speak all if he was there."



"What are some of your favourite Memories?"
"My favorite memories of being on the show are with Alan Fletcher. He’s a lovely guy and a great actor and I learned a lot from him."
http://www.dailystar.co.uk/soaperstar/316765/Neighbours-Saskia-Hampele-fond-of-Alan-Fletcher
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDrECs6bmEY

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/soaps/s14/neighbours/news/a300087/woodburne-gets-starstruck-on-neighbours.html

Neighbours actress Jackie Woodburne has admitted that working alongside her screen husband Alan Fletcher still makes her feel “starstruck”.

The pair have been colleagues on the Ramsay Street soap for the past 16 years, portraying fan favourites Susan and Karl Kennedy.

Woodburne told the Daily Star Sunday: “I know it sounds crazy but every time we have to do a scene together I get starstruck. Even after all these years, it still happens. Alan is a fantastic leading man and I feel really lucky to have played his wife for all this time.


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With Bassingthwaighte a star in England for her work with Rogue Traders as much as Neighbours, you’d think she would have been recognised by the public everywhere she went.

But she says it was Fletcher who attracted the most attention. “We had a couple of hysterical moments.

“Alan and I were doing interviews and were waiting at a cafe when this woman (a fan) went ballistic (screaming) at Alan,” she says.

"Natalie on her final day on Neighbours: I was in tears all day and just a total wreck. I was certain that I would be fine as I was prepared for it, but I couldn’t stop the tears flowing as we filmed. I was so emotional. If Alan (Fletcher) was there, I would have been worse. We had done so much together on the show. I probably wouldn’t have been able to speak all if he was there."


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"What are some of your favourite Memories?"

"My favorite memories of being on the show are with Alan Fletcher. He’s a lovely guy and a great actor and I learned a lot from him."

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/soaperstar/316765/Neighbours-Saskia-Hampele-fond-of-Alan-Fletcher

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDrECs6bmEY

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Perfectblend.net: The Kennedys’ Magic Moments http://perfectblend.net/features/kennedymagic.htm


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Karl & Susan Music Videos…

http://youtu.be/Gv99cS6YGK8

http://youtu.be/YIzQxGyx1JM

http://youtu.be/7xNusC40S2o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22ClOA-WDNM

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Susan: It’s really silly the things you miss. When we woke up in the morning we used to just lie there and sometimes we’d talk and sometimes we wouldn’t say anything. But always our feet would be all tangled up and this morning I woke and I moved my feet over to find his feet and they weren’t there. It’s silly the things you fixate upon isn’t it. Of all the stupid things to be crying about. This isn’t the way my life would go. I don’t want this.

Karl to Susan: You’re the centre of my world. If I didn’t have you I don’t know what the point would be

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyOqVjlZTck

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Karl: Susan, I adore you with a love that knows no bounds. You are the sun, I am the moon. You are the words, I am the tune.

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Funny Karl and Susan clips…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4ZITvtYQjA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Zs1lPpzdPA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8Lk08N-5Hw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfJ5rtMgfm4

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xy78lj_neighbours-episode-4464_shortfilms

"I can see how Karl and Susan are a good fit. I just ship him with Izzy! To me Karl is a rare person who has many true loves in different ways."

"I love Karl and Susan, they are the glue that holds all the Ramsay Street couples together, but Izzy and Karl just have a great rapport"

“Karl and Izzy -whew! There was smoke coming off our TV set during those scenes”

Kizzy Kemistry™ rules”

"I’m happy there are Kizzy fans in the world still! Kizzy had a sweet bond underneath Izzy’s lies. Emotionally she was genuine with Karl. They were blissful around each other. They had a loving, tender connection. They had fun together! They lit each other up inside! I adored their “Get Smart” banter. They also had superb and shining banter about a multitude of other things. Also, they were HOT! The lift kiss was the most sizzling kiss ever on TV! I feel Kizzy will always keep the bond they shared in their hearts. Karl is the love of Izzy’s life. I feel Karl has Izzy and Susan both as equally heartfelt things in his life. They both stimulate and charm Karl, in different ways tho. They each give Karl unique fire and delight that he cherishes. He has needed them both on his journey in life to make him whole as a person! Nat and Alan had the best, completely adorable and most sizzling chemistry!"

"Dr K is just a truly great character who is far from perfect which is what keeps him interesting. His stunning scenes with both Izzy and with Susan, has genuinely put the audience in a position where they don’t know who they want to succeed with Karl."