To celebrate the launch of It’s A Stampede!, every day for the next year I will be presenting a totally informative, yet totally useless fact under the banner heading: ‘On this day in geekdom’.

Yep, that’s 365 facts!

Here’s today’s slice of geekdom…

March 18th – On this day in 1985, Australian soap opera, Neighbours hits TV screens. The show – set in the fictional district of Erinsborough – builds a loyal audience and eventually becomes a huge hit – especially in the UK.

More tomorrow…