Misplaced sections of iconic ATV soap ‘Crossroads’ will be shown for the first time in more than 50 years in Birmingham this weekend.
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Sue Nicholls is to look back at her time on the UK’s first daily American style daytime soap – Crossroads – on ITV next week.
It ran for over 4500 episodes, became ITV’s top rating daytime programme and even beat prime time Coronation Street in the ratings. Loved by its loyal viewers – hated by critics – Crossroads was for nearly 25 years the UK’s first ‘true’ soap, now you can test your knowledge of the Midland saga.
Actor Norman Jones has died aged 78. In the sixties he became best known as Milkman Ralph Palmer in ITV soap Crossroads, and later starred in 15 episodes of cult BBC sci-fi drama Doctor Who. (pictured left in 1965 with Crossroads co-star Sue Nicholls.)
25 Years ago on Easter Monday, April 4th 1988, the UK’s third most watched soap ended. For most of its life it had been the UK’s second most watched saga behind Coronation Street – an amazing feat considering it was a daytime series, and aired at different times across the country. During its run Crossroads played host to many faces who either had been big stars or went onto primetime
With Sue Nicholls currently part of another major storyline in Coronation Street, we take a look at the life and work of the actress behind Weatherfield’s Audrey Roberts.
The iconic building that became known to millions of viewers as the Crossroads Motel from the sixties to the eighties is in the process of being demolished.
The third and final release of Pipkins brings more of the best episodes from the long running ATV children’s series that aired on ITV from 1973 to 1981.
Topov, Pig, Tortoise, Octavia the Ostrich and, of course, the irrepressible Hartley Hare spend their time helping out people, usually with unforeseen results!
You can’t keep a good hare down! For a generation of schoolchildren who ran home from school at lunchtime throughout most of the 1970s and early 1980s there was one programme that stood head and shoulders above all others in the arena of children’s television – Pipkins!