Topic: Brookside

Just causally tossed the name Tommy McArdle in to the office chat and it's brought on a right bout of 80's soap nostalgia.  Try it and see who bites. It seems anyone in their 40's can reel off the names of even the most obscure residents of the Close and the dodgy deeds they got up to. I think it holds a place in our hearts in a way that other soaps have never managed. Maybe because it was a fresh approach to the genre, on a brand new channel and with more identifiable characters of our own age that made it so refreshing. It was probably of it's time, but it would be great to see a one off catch up episode - although maybe Bobby and Sheila are now too familiar as Jim & Barbara - it would be great revisit those scally schemers Barry, Terry, Jimmy and Sinbad.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brookside

A man may fight for many things. His country, his friends, his principles, the glistening tear on the cheek of a golden child. But personally, I'd mud-wrestle my own mother for a ton of cash, an amusing clock and a sack of French p*rn.

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Was looking for a clip of Damon's (?) baggy era band on the net the other week but to no avail. In fact, couldn't find anything about it.

[i]Freak out, Sugar! Come with us to Grantham[/i]

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Haven't watched it since the early 80's - when Rod was the token Blue and the rest were Reds with Barry doing the European robbing trips.

Social realism for a while. Oh yeah, and the Lezzies.

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Just sadly a cast full of scousers (well when they were not being buried under the patio)

'I could have been someone'
"Well so could anyone"

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A mate of mine at uni got a bit part playing a racist thug who blinded Sinbad in one particular episode.

I don't know who Sinbad is or was, but I know he is now sightless.

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Gizmo and S-s-s-sizzler big_smile

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I cried when Damon Grant died.



I shouldve put a 'plot spoiler' in there maybe.


Sizzler, good call.

Alexandra Pigg, got em out in Letter to Brezhnev big_smile

Same shit different banner.
'They were great!  If I could only make out the words they'd be greater.'
'Fuck the recession let's pogo'
Love Leeds, Hate Bates

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Matty, Sheila, Bing

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Ralph and Harry were an ace double act.

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Later on Tin head was a right little bastard.

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I reckon I could do Brookside 1982 - 1984 on Mastermind, no bother

To be someone must be a wonderful thing
A famous footballer or a rock singer

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In the first episode, one of the empty houses in the close was broken into and vandalised and whoever had done it had sprayed the word 'BOLLOCKS' on the living room wall. That set the tone and I was hooked. Was very unhappy when they changed the actress who played Lucy Collins. Come 'ead, soft lad.

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the band me, bass bc and don k dick who cutsyke and between vince and hilaire watched a few times had a song called 'Edna's Dead' which started with the dialogue Harry delivered to his beloved Edna at her grave side. "Edna, Edna, speak to me Edna". It then moved into a long list of people who were dead. Whenever stuck for words I just stuck in names of Leeds players. Living. But Retired.

Edna;s death was the best thing to happen to harry because as mentioned before it set up the classic partnership with Ralph.

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I once met Ron Dixon at a charity do when i was a young upstart. He was ace and signed a napkin for me. "all the best, vince earl (ron dicko)". Might have to ask me mam if she knows where it went.

http://static.guim.co.uk/Guardian/media/gallery/2008/dec/02/brookside-close/RonDixonBurglar-5110.jpg

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talking of Edna how's Glam?

To be someone must be a wonderful thing
A famous footballer or a rock singer

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The Collins lad was in a band called Jugular Vein from memory, his first visit to the pub 'well, I'd like two pints of bitter beer please'
The first time I heard the expression 'jolly hockeysticks' was when Barry Grant said it to Lucy.

She’s the main man in the office in the city and she treats me like I’m just another lackey, but I can put a tennis racket up against my face and pretend that I am Kendo Nagasaki...

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Had a few games of squash with the guy who played max [steve pinder], played in the same mini league .16 years and 2 stone ago.Big Blackburn fan , he was sound never mentioned his telly work ,then again neither did I.

To stand aside is to take sides.

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Harry Cross was good in Scum. "I give you my fucking coffee...."

A man may fight for many things. His country, his friends, his principles, the glistening tear on the cheek of a golden child. But personally, I'd mud-wrestle my own mother for a ton of cash, an amusing clock and a sack of French p*rn.

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http://www.brooksidesoapbox.co.uk/MAX-SAM.jpg

and also
http://www.brooksidesoapbox.co.uk/jacqui_sammy_max.jpg

Maxi knobbed them all.

something about scouse laydees though tongue

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Gillian Kearney (Debbie, Damons girlfriend) used to sit behind us at VP when her brother Tom played for us for a bit before we got really shit.

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That bloke who used to present PictureBox as that posh sorts smack addict ex-lover

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CBDS wrote:

That bloke who used to present PictureBox as that posh sorts smack addict ex-lover

Alan I think his name was.

great story line that - with his mate Charlie.

Heather Haversham!

Good God.

All our yesterdays.

You could see brookside going slowly downhill. I think it culminated with that religious cult bollocks. Prior to that you had the Ron Dicko BNP story line. And then Sheila conveniently got off with Billy Corkhill shortly after Bobby fucked off

Corkhill, wiry chest hair protruding over vest, churning front neat kept lawns up in his work car, shouting "You can have me wife for a fiver!"

I stopped watching after they introduced incest. It was like the last ultimate outrage/moral "talking point" after they'd gone from A to Z with everything else

I do remember Rod Corkhill being moved to Hull in the later ones. The local paper tried to start of a "Rod Spotting" competition. No-one entered.

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Bu Sammy Rodgers I was utterly smitten with for years.

The pissed up doe eyed strumpet.

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Any of you lads, ever seen one of those video nasties ?

Got more soul, than a sock with a hole.

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Free George Jackson.

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