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.