Thursday, 12th July 2001.
More Secret Valley
Since my call for help last week regarding Secret
Valley, I've been inundated with emails. Very few of them have actually
been about Secret Valley, I just get a lot of junk email.
However, one dedicated reader said that Simone Buchanan was one of the child stars
of Secret Valley. Simone Buchanan? You mean the daughter from Hey Dad!?
The one and the same. My informant pointed out that she's been in bugger all since.
Wasn't she in Pacific Drive or something like that? Or was that a Simone
As you all know, I'm not one to put links on planetian.com to other websites, lest
you discover something more interesting on the internet. But staggeringly enough,
there is a website dedicated to
Simone Buchanan. And fair enough too, she's a grouse Aussie sheila. And she
seems to have a fair following in Germany, where Hey Dad! was dubbed into German!
(wasn't she in the Henderson Kids as well? or was that just the son from
Here's another tangent...whatever happened to Nudge? You know who I mean.
(Apologies to non-Australians reading this tosh, normal updates will be resumed
soon, as soon as my thirst for Secret Valley related trivia has been quenched!)
Back to Secret Valley. Spider McGlurk has been spotted in Water Rats, Home & Away (
the poor bastard) and in a tv ad for ANZ.
Well looky here, I've found a cast list for Secret Valley:
"Secret Valley" (1980)[TV-Series]
Terry Bourke (creator)
Credited cast overview:
Simone Buchanan .... Jemma McCloud
Benita Collings (of Play School fame, before she started flashing her tits)
All thanks to the magic of imbd.com. Ah the internet, however did we waste time at work
in days of old?