Paul Henry, best known for his role as Benny Hawkins in ITV soap Crossroads, is recovering following a life-saving cancer op.
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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.
From episode 86 in 1965 through to 1977 actor John Bentley became a housewives favourite as Crossroads’ Hugh Mortimer. He also helped the soap reach its biggest-ever ratings in 1975 when he married Meg Richardson, the matriarch of the Crossroads Motel since episode one in 1964.
The revived former ATV soap opera is being dropped from the schedules following a disastrous ‘camp revamp’.