The 2001-2 series saw the return of four characters from the show's prior run (1964-88). These were Jill Harvey, Adam Chance, Doris Luke and Sarah-Jane Harvey. The first three were reprised by original actors Jane Rossington, Tony Adams and Kathy Staff, whilst the last - Jill's daughter - was previously only seen as a child. The makers of the 2003 series were intending to bring back Chance, but the show was cancelled before they could. See more »
As a soap-a-holic, I was pleased to hear that "Crossroads" was making a comeback, as I was only three years old when the show was cancelled, and therefore never saw it.
Alas, I was rather dissapointed with what I found. Crossroads Motel had been demolished and replaced with a Crossroads four star hotel. Some of the acting from the new actors is terrible, the script is dier at times, and what seems like the beginning of an ongoing storyline is over by the commerical break.
But perhaps the biggest mistake of all was killing of Jane Rossington as Jill Harvey. Jane was the best of the three original cast members that had returned to the show. The writers killed her off because the ratings weren't high enough.
If that were the case, then surely the most sensible thing to do would have been to pull the plug on the whole show, and not the best character.
I'm not too surprised. Even at the age of 15, I have noticed a severe landslide in the quality of British TV. The overall quality of British soaps has plummetted, making most of British TV cheesy, boring and unrealistic.
Take the conversations held by some of the teens in Crossroads - nobody talks like that!!!!
5 out of 10.
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