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 / ... (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 (254 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 (207 episodes, 1982-2003)
Doreen Sloane ...
 Annabelle Collins / ... (201 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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2 November 1982 (UK)  »

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Meadowcroft  »

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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Beverly 'Bev' McLoughlin Gonzales Dixon: [making fun of Lindsey] She's gone from stealing pesetas to peeling potatoes.
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Referenced in Brookside: Double Take! (1999) See more »

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King of the soaps
10 April 2001 | by (Liverpool, England) – See all my reviews

Lots of people argue that this show was better in its formative years in the 80s, when respected screenwriters such as Jimmy McGovern were learning their craft by turning out 2 (later 3) high-quality episodes a week, and people like Ricky Tomlinson were strutting their acting stuff.

Unfortunately, these people left to do bigger and better things, and it's not unfair to say that during the mid-to-late-90s the show reached a nadir as boring characters became involved in repetitive, far-fetched storylines. Viewers switched off in their droves and Brookside was threatened with the axe by Channel 4.

Fortunately, a new producer by the name of Paul Marquess joined the show in 1999 and has succeeded in turning the show around, giving it a new lease of life. Although there have been some minor blips along the way (the worst being the badly executed exit of long-serving character Thomas "Sinbad" Sweeney in 2000), Brookside is now once again a show that can be taken seriously. Heavy drama is blended with light-hearted comedy, helped along by inventive, witty dialogue from a new generation of writers.

In 2000, the show celebrated its 18th birthday, and can look forward to a long and prosperous future as a cornerstone of the Channel 4 schedule for many years to come.


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