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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Alexandra Fletcher ...
 Jacqui Dixon / ... (419 episodes, 1990-2003)
Diane Burke ...
 Katie Rogers (378 episodes, 1989-2003)
Steven Pinder ...
 Max Farnham (347 episodes, 1990-2003)
Vince Earl ...
 Ron Dixon (317 episodes, 1990-2003)
Tiffany Chapman ...
 Rachel Jordache / ... (308 episodes, 1993-2003)
Dean Sullivan ...
 Jimmy Corkhill (253 episodes, 1986-2003)
Paul Byatt ...
 Mike Dixon (247 episodes, 1990-2003)
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 Sheila Grant (233 episodes, 1982-1989)
Suzanne Collins ...
 Nikki Shadwick (220 episodes, 1998-2003)
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 Jerome Johnson (212 episodes, 1999-2002)
Jim Wiggins ...
 Paul Collins (205 episodes, 1982-2003)
Doreen Sloane ...
 Annabelle Collins / ... (199 episodes, 1982-1989)
Paul Usher ...
 Barry Grant (200 episodes, 1982-2003)
Rachael Lindsay ...
 Sammy Rogers / ... (194 episodes, 1987-2003)
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 Bobby Grant (190 episodes, 1982-1988)
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 Leo Johnson (184 episodes, 1996-2001)
Brian Regan ...
 Terry Sullivan (179 episodes, 1982-2003)
Karen Drury ...
 Susannah Farnham / ... (175 episodes, 1991-2000)
Louis Emerick ...
 Mick Johnson (174 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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Sue Johnston and Ricky Tomlinson played popular couple Sheila and Bobby Grant from the show's inception in 1982 until Tomlinson's departure in 1988. They would in 1998 go on to play another married couple, Barbara and Jim Royle, in the hugely-successful BBC comedy The Royle Family. 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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