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Tom Ramsay.

Thomas "Tom" Ramsay was a character in Neighbours in 1986 and again in 1990 to 1991. He is the younger brother of former Ramsay Street resident Max Ramsay and the older brother of Madge Bishop. He was as talkative as his brother Max but not as loud or as fiery. He first appeared in Episode 251 - 12 May 1986 and a few months later left Erinsborough but returned again in 1990, last appearing in Episode 1360 - 1 February 1991. He was played by Gary Files who was bought in as Max's brother Tom because Francis Bell had left the role of Max and Tom was bought in to finish storylines originally devised for Max.

Tom returned to Erinsborough in March 2015 for the wedding of his great nephew Daniel Robinson.


Tom Ramsay was born in 1941 in Erinsborough, the second child of Dan Ramsay and Edna Ramsay. He had an older brother Max Ramsay and a younger sister Madge Ramsay. As a young man, Tom started in the plumbing trade in 1960. He later married to Doreen Leicester and moved to Queensland. Tom had 2 daughters, Moira Ramsay and Gemma Ramsay. Tom spent some time in Vietnam. He watched a village being shelled. But he came out of the army and returned to Australia. He carried on his plumbing.

In May 1986, Tom's brother Max, of No 24 Ramsay Street, in Erinsborough, quickly left Erinsborough to see his estranged wife Maria and asked Tom to go to Erinsborough to cover for him. Tom got the next available flight to Erinsborough.


In May 1986 Tom Ramsay arrived in Erinsborough and came to stay at No 24 Ramsay Street with his sister Madge Mitchell and nephew Shane Ramsay and niece Charlene Mitchell to cover for Max while he was in Queensland. Shane was having relationship problems and greeted Tom with just a simple, frosty "G'Day". Tom replied with "That is one hell of a welcome".

Tom soon interfered with the way Daphne Lawrence was behaving towards his nephew Shane. One time Tom heard that Scott Robinson had taken Charlene to a hotel room at Lassiters Hotel. Tom went round but Jim soon put him straight, saying Scott did not take advantage of her. Tom said he will be back. One time, Tom posed as Madge's secret admirer, trying to coax her and rich businessman Jack Lassiter together. Tom trained Mike Young and Scott Robinson for a diving competition. He even was a bit of a tyrant to them but he said it was so they were in with a chance of winning.

In June 1986, Tom became friendly with Jean Richards and they went out for dinner. She suggested another date. Tom was ecstatic. His excitement was short lived when Jean had to rush off during a date and started giving him the brush off. It turned out Jean was married and her husband Jeff Richards was a quadraplegic after an injury in Vietnam. Jean and Tom decided to remnain friends but as Shane drove her to the airport, as she was going away for a while, the car suffered a tyre blow out and Jean was killed. A passer by gave Shane grog and Shane was arrested for appearing to be driving while over the limit. Tom was angry at Shane and did not believe Shane's story. Shane pleaded his innocence. In the end, Shane tried to trace the man who gave him grog.

In late 1986, Tom was told he had a granddaughter, Holly Harrigan, born to his daughter Moira. Tom decided to return to Queensland to live with Moira and sold No 24 to his future brother in law Harold Bishop, who was now dating Madge again.


Tom Ramsay briefly returned in December 1990.
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Tom in 1991.

He came to visit Madge and Harold while he was on holiday but while in Ramsay Street his daughter Gemma Ramsay had a motorbike accident. When Gemma came out of hospital in February 1991, she moved into No 24 temporarily, now she was recovering. Due to his work, the next day, Tom returned to Queensland.


In March 2015, 24 years since his last visit, Tom returned for the wedding of his great nephew Daniel Robinson to Amber Turner. He briefly met Imogen Willis when he saw she was holding a photo of the fiancee of his late great uncle Fred Ramsay. Tom met his great nephew Daniel and congratulated him. The wedding never went ahead. Tom then returned to Queensland.

Tom later spoke to Mark Brennan on the phone after Imogen and Daniel went missing. Tom had said they went to a well to try and retrieve Agnes's ring.

Memorable infoEdit

Birthday: 1941

Full Name: Thomas Ramsay

Tom Ramsay was hastily introduced to the show to cover for his brother Max while Max was in Brisbane. Tom said that Max had phoned him to ask him to go down to Erinsborough and cover for him. This introduction was because actor Francis Bell who played Max abruptly left the show due to sick leave because of a back injury. During his sick leave, Francis decided not to return to the show altogether so was written out there and then. Tom was made a regular character.


Father Dan Ramsay

Mother Edna Ramsay

Siblings Max Ramsay, Madge Bishop

Grandfathers Jack Ramsay

Grandmothers Mrs Ramsay

AuntMaud Ramsay

Spouse Doreen Leicester (c1965-1986)

Children Moira Ramsay (c1966), Gemma Ramsay (1972)

Grandchildren Holly Harrigan

Nephews/NiecesShane RamsayJill RamsayDanny Ramsay (adoptive) Charlene RobinsonHenry Ramsay

Second Nephews/NiecesHarry RamsayKate RamsaySophie RamsayDaniel RobinsonMadison Robinson

See alsoEdit


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