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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Alexandra Fletcher Alexandra Fletcher ...  Jacqui Dixon / ... 396 episodes, 1990-2003
Diane Burke Diane Burke ...  Katie Rogers 357 episodes, 1989-2003
Steven Pinder Steven Pinder ...  Max Farnham 339 episodes, 1990-2003
Vince Earl Vince Earl ...  Ron Dixon 297 episodes, 1990-2003
Tiffany Chapman Tiffany Chapman ...  Rachel Jordache / ... 285 episodes, 1993-2003
Dean Sullivan Dean Sullivan ...  Jimmy Corkhill 249 episodes, 1986-2003
Sue Johnston ...  Sheila Grant 233 episodes, 1982-1989
Paul Byatt Paul Byatt ...  Mike Dixon 225 episodes, 1990-2003
Suzanne Collins Suzanne Collins ...  Nikki Shadwick 220 episodes, 1998-2003
Leon Lopez ...  Jerome Johnson 212 episodes, 1999-2002
Jim Wiggins Jim Wiggins ...  Paul Collins 212 episodes, 1982-2003
Doreen Sloane Doreen Sloane ...  Annabelle Collins / ... 205 episodes, 1982-1989
Paul Usher Paul Usher ...  Barry Grant 200 episodes, 1982-2003
Ricky Tomlinson ...  Bobby Grant 190 episodes, 1982-1988
Steven Cole ...  Leo Johnson 184 episodes, 1996-2001
Rachael Lindsay Rachael Lindsay ...  Sammy Rogers / ... 182 episodes, 1987-2003
Brian Regan Brian Regan ...  Terry Sullivan 179 episodes, 1982-2003
Louis Emerick ...  Mick Johnson 174 episodes, 1989-2001
Karen Drury Karen Drury ...  Susannah Farnham / ... 174 episodes, 1991-2000
Naomi Kamanga Naomi Kamanga ...  Gemma Johnson 159 episodes, 1990-1998
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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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UK

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English

Release Date:

2 November 1982 (UK) See more »

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Meadowcroft See more »

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Mersey Television See more »
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Runtime:

| (2002)

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In 2000, the character Matt Musgrove (played by 'Kristian Ealey') transferred from Brookside to Hollyoaks (1995), the first time this had been done in England. 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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Spin-off Brookside: The Lost Weekend (1997) See more »

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A soap that fell victim to sensationalism
6 November 2005 | by walfordqueenSee 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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