Was about life set in a local indoor market. Never quite took off. Even with Kate omara and Hellen Shapiro appearing. Guess only so much happens in a place like this.
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Noreen Kershaw ...
 Lynne Harrison (11 episodes, 1985-1986)
Derek Hicks ...
 Keith Naylor (9 episodes, 1985-1986)
Sally Baxter ...
 Lisa O'Shea (9 episodes, 1985-1986)
Dev Sagoo ...
 Raju Sharma (9 episodes, 1985-1986)
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 Jaz Sharma (9 episodes, 1985-1986)
David Hargreaves ...
 Derek Owen (8 episodes, 1985-1986)
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 Larry Rigg (8 episodes, 1985-1986)
Paula Jacobs ...
 Peggy Sagar (8 episodes, 1985-1986)
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 Carol Broadbent (8 episodes, 1985-1986)
Geoffrey Leesley ...
 Geoff Travis (8 episodes, 1985-1986)
Carol Kaye ...
 Miriam Ransome (8 episodes, 1985-1986)
Bernard Spear ...
 Morris Ransome (8 episodes, 1985-1986)
Valerie Lilley ...
 Brenda Rigg (8 episodes, 1985-1986)
Burt Caesar ...
 Phil Smith (7 episodes, 1985)
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 Ly Nhu Chan (7 episodes, 1985-1986)
Jonathan Barlow ...
 Roy Harrison (6 episodes, 1985)
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 Tony Fraser (6 episodes, 1985)
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 Lam Quoc Hoa (6 episodes, 1985)
Alistair Walker ...
 Duane Rigg (5 episodes, 1985)
Liam Flannery ...
 Billy Nicholls (5 episodes, 1985)
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Was about life set in a local indoor market. Never quite took off. Even with Kate omara and Hellen Shapiro appearing. Guess only so much happens in a place like this.

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The shortest running soap opera ever to be shown. Lasted a year on British TVs. See more »

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Certainly didn't last its predicted 25 years
5 March 2012 | by (Whitehaven Cumbria) – See all my reviews

Albion Market must be the most hyped up flop of the eighties( barring Sigue Sigue Sputnik, who were around at the same time). ITV were badly rattled by the success of Eastenders and decided to launch their own market based rival with an expensive round of promotion and a boast from its producer that Albion Market would last at least 25 years and be a massive ratings hit. Unfortunately the cheap looking set, depressing story lines and hopeless acting, not to mention Albion Market being shown opposite the ratings hit Open All Hours, meant Albion Market sank without trace and struggled to attract 2 million viewers in its peak time slots. Some ITV regions, embarrassed at the soap's terrible ratings, moved it out of peak time slots and a massive campaign in the TV Times to promote the soap failed to halt the complete apathy to the show. Even a move away from the grim up North story lines to a glossier yuppy style approach, which saw Helen Shapiro appear in the soap, failed and Albion Market was cancelled with no comment after 100 episodes. Truly a flop if ever there was one and a cautionary tale about believing your own hype too much.


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