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Brookside

90m, 30m

Brookside is a British soap opera set in Liverpool, England. The series began on the launch night of Channel 4 on 2 November 1982, and ran for 21 years until 4 November 2003. Originally intended to be called Meadowcroft, the series was produced by Mersey Television and it was conceived by Phil Redmond who also devised Grange Hill and Hollyoaks, the latter of which has taken Brookside's place as Channel 4's programme in the "Top 4" British soaps, alongside Coronation Street, EastEnders and Emmerdale. Brookside became very successful for a number of years and is notable for its tackling of realistic and socially challenging storylines. It was at its most popular in the 1980s and the early 1990s. From the mid-1990s it began raising more controversial subjects under the guidance of new producers such as Mal Young and Paul Marquess. It is especially well known for broadcasting the first pre-watershed lesbian kiss on British television in 1994, as well as a powerful domestic abuse storyline resulting in murder. The series caused an uproar when it featured a storyline of a consensual incestuous sexual relationship between two sibling characters during 1996. Brookside was also the first British soap to feature an openly gay character when Gordon Collins came out in 1985, and it was also the first to depict serious drug addiction with a number of different characters. Although the series had a long and successful run, by 2000 its viewing figures were in terminal decline and low ratings eventually led to its cancellation in July 2003. The final episode was broadcast on 4 November 2003 and was watched by around 2 million viewers.

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Release:
1982
Quality:
HD

Cast

  • Image Alex Fletcher
    Alex Fletcher
  • Image Amanda Burton
    Amanda Burton
  • Image Anna Friel
    Anna Friel
  • Image Bernadette Nolan
    Bernadette Nolan
  • Image Claire Sweeney
    Claire Sweeney
  • Image Dean Sullivan
    Dean Sullivan
  • Image Gene Foad
    Gene Foad
  • Image Gillian Kearney
    Gillian Kearney
  • Image Gladys Ambrose
    Gladys Ambrose
  • Image Helen Grace
    Helen Grace
  • Image Ian Hendry
    Ian Hendry
  • Image Jack McMullen
    Jack McMullen
  • Image Jennifer Ellison
    Jennifer Ellison
  • Image Kenneth Cope
    Kenneth Cope
  • Image Letitia Dean
    Letitia Dean
  • Image Mary Tamm
    Mary Tamm
  • Image Michael Starke
    Michael Starke
  • Image Neil Caple
    Neil Caple
  • Image Neil Davies
    Neil Davies
  • Image Philip Olivier
    Philip Olivier
  • Image Ray Quinn
    Ray Quinn
  • Image Sarah White
    Sarah White
  • Image Sue Jenkins
    Sue Jenkins
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