Brookside (1982–2003)

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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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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)
 Jerome Johnson (212 episodes, 1999-2002)
 Nikki Shadwick (211 episodes, 1998-2003)
Rachael Lindsay ...
 Sammy Rogers / ... (191 episodes, 1987-2003)
Steven Cole ...
 Leo Johnson (184 episodes, 1996-2001)
Karen Drury ...
 Susannah Farnham / ... (173 episodes, 1991-2000)
Louis Emerick ...
 Mick Johnson (170 episodes, 1989-2001)


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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Release Date:

2 November 1982 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Meadowcroft  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The last resident to leave Brookside Close, Jimmy Corkhill, added the letter 'd' to the word 'Close', symbolically signalling the end of the soap. See more »


Beverly 'Bev' McLoughlin Gonzales Dixon: [making fun of Lindsey] She's gone from stealing pesetas to peeling potatoes.
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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #19.63 (2014) See more »

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A soap that fell victim to sensationalism
6 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

Brookside was a classic soap opera that was brilliant at character building however things started to go wrong in the late 1990s. Whilst the real rot didn't set in until about 2001 onwards things were starting to go wrong for a period of time before then. The final straw for me was when they had the lesbian storyline involving Jackie Corkhill and Lindsey Corkhill. Jackie Corkhill was one of the most believable characters ever to grace a soap before that plot line. Her and Jimmy were so believable with their fighting and arguing however the character of Jimmy was eventually exhausted as well. It's a shame really but the show just fell foul to sensationalism, gone were the nitty, gritty dramatic days that were good drama yet true to the characters. There was a great friendship going on between the delightful Jacqui Dixon, Rachel Jordache and Katie Rogers for instance that focused on character building over the years. I loved Brookside in it's heyday but it should have been axed before the rot really had a chance to set in. I blame Phil Redmond and Channel 4 for letting the show go down the pan though, Phil Redmond just had to be in charge of his show, nobody else could have touched Brookside. Channel 4 showed no support whatsoever for what was once the most popular programme airing on the channel. I stuck with Brookside up until the end out of loyalty and it still had some great characters like the wonderful Bev however all the time shifting before it's demise was disgusting, you just didn't know when the programme was on half the time.

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