|Season 1, Episode "Pilot"|
|Air date||17 January 1988|
|Written by||Bevan Lee|
|Directed by||Riccardo Pellizzeri|
Pilot was the 1st episode of Home and Away, a new Australian TV drama serial about a childless couple who foster five children from broken homes, orphanages and institutions. The pilot was aired on January 17, 1988, and had a length of 93 minutes.
When 42-year old Tom Fletcher is retrenched, he and his wife Pippa sell up and buy a derelict caravan park in Summer Bay, taking their five charges with them.
The pilot, which was about four times as long as the other episodes ot the TV series, did not receive an episode number so that Episode 1 was in deed the second episode of the show.