The four or five times a week adventures of a motel owner, son, daughter and her staff. Drama was never far away from the ringing of the reception bell.

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Noele Gordon ...
 Meg Mortimer / ... (220 episodes, 1964-1981)
Susan Hanson ...
 Diane Parker / ... (204 episodes, 1966-1985)
Ronald Allen ...
 David Hunter (195 episodes, 1972-1983)
Paul Henry ...
 Benny / ... (172 episodes, 1976-1987)
Roger Tonge ...
 Sandy Richardson (153 episodes, 1964-1980)
Jane Rossington ...
 Jill Harvey / ... (126 episodes, 1964-1988)
Sally Adcock ...
 Jane Smith (119 episodes, 1973-1978)
Kathy Staff ...
 Doris Luke (107 episodes, 1978-1982)
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The four or five times a week adventures of a motel owner, son, daughter and her staff. Drama was never far away from the ringing of the reception bell.

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The show was responsible for launching several singles into the UK charts: first was Sue Nicholls' July 1968 release "Where Will You Be?" (Marilyn Gates' nightclub song hit number 17). 'Stephanie de Sykes' guested in the soap in 1974 as singer Holly Brown, who checked into the motel under the assumed name Harriet following a breakdown. Her big hit, much-played in the series at the time, was July 1974's "Born With A Smile On My Face" which raced to number 2, whilst "We'll Find Our Day" (the Mortimers' wedding song) reached 7 in April 1975 for her. Simon May's October 1976 record "Summer of My Life" similarly peaked at 7. May also composed "Benny's Theme", released by Paul Henry with the Mayson Glen Orchestra in January 1978 (reaching 39, it centred around Benny Hawkins' abortive wedding to Maureen Flynn). More successful was Kate Robbins and Beyond's track "More Than In Love" from May 1981, which went to number 2; Robbins was currently playing chanteuse Kate Loring, who recorded the song in the Crossroads basement. See more »

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Crossroads Returns
1 October 2000 | by (Cranfield, England) – See all my reviews

Yes, Carlton Television who brought Central TV is now bringing back the Queen of soaps.

Crossroads will no doubt be very different to what we used to see on our screens, but it would be wonderful to hear that music again as well as travel through the village of Kings Oak once again.

I, for one, will be glued to the screen to see what strange new storylines the writers will come up with. I don't think I'll be alone either.

Welcome back Crossroads, show EastEnders and Coronation Street what REAL soap-opera is all about!


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