The everyday life and times of the residents, friends and enemies who live in a suburban street in the city of Liverpool in the north of England.
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Series cast summary:
Alexandra Fletcher ...
 Jacqui Dixon / ... (404 episodes, 1990-2003)
Diane Burke ...
 Katie Rogers (367 episodes, 1989-2003)
Steven Pinder ...
 Max Farnham (332 episodes, 1990-2003)
Vince Earl ...
 Ron Dixon (302 episodes, 1990-2003)
Tiffany Chapman ...
 Rachel Jordache / ... (301 episodes, 1993-2003)
Paul Byatt ...
 Mike Dixon (238 episodes, 1990-2003)
Dean Sullivan ...
 Jimmy Corkhill (231 episodes, 1986-2003)
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 Jerome Johnson (212 episodes, 1999-2002)
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 Nikki Shadwick (211 episodes, 1998-2003)
Rachael Lindsay ...
 Sammy Rogers / ... (191 episodes, 1987-2003)
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 Leo Johnson (184 episodes, 1996-2001)
Karen Drury ...
 Susannah Farnham / ... (173 episodes, 1991-2000)
Louis Emerick ...
 Mick Johnson (170 episodes, 1989-2001)
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The everyday life and times of the residents, friends and enemies who live in a suburban street in the city of Liverpool in the north of England.

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The series was filmed on a real estate in Liverpool. Mersey TV owned all the houses one of which was used as a production office and never actually filmed in. When the series was cancelled in 2003 the houses were renovated and are now used for the interior scenes in Hollyoaks (1995). The only exterior scenes are shot around the front doors. See more »

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Beverly 'Bev' McLoughlin Gonzales Dixon: [making fun of Lindsey] She's gone from stealing pesetas to peeling potatoes.
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Good in the early days
24 October 2013 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

When it first aired in 1982 Brookside was clearly different to what had been on UK TV. Swearing and scenes like Karen Grant being threatened by her boyfriend with a pot of hot tea into having sex drew criticism from the press to Mary Whitehouse. They toned the swearing down but delivered great plots some of which had good social comment like Damon's spell on the YTS. There was some fun moments too like Sheila and Marie's slanging match on the close. By the 1990s plots like the body under the patio and the religious cult siege took the show to a new and far-fetched low. The Nikki Shadwick rape whodunit was too overdrawn whilst the Nat and Georgia incest storyline could have been interesting but due to tabloid outrage was quickly wound up. By the 2000s channel 4 started airing Big Brother and Brookside found itself playing second fiddle in the prime time schedules and got a weekly Saturday afternoon slot. And in 2003 Brookside went out without as much as a bang.


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