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Been teaching my studes about British soaps all this week and could not do it without mentioning Brookie and the brother-sister incest storyline.

I'm gonna burn this motherfucker DOWN

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fulmine wrote:
Second Skin wrote:
fulmine wrote:

Didn't Tracy's teacher have a bit of a fling with her once? Remember Billy shouting "Montague, you're dead!!" at a parent's evening.

Changing room grafitti Tracy Corkhill gave Monty a Swiss Roll

fulmine wrote:

The Collins lad used to wear a China Crisis t-shirt. I remember his dad (can't remember the names, but I remember them showing him in bed with his missus - crapping nora) saying to him once "Oh yes, I know all about your Echo and the Bunnymen!"

Paul Collins.

Didn't Paul once walk in on Gordon & his boyfriend in flagrante?

Blimey, yeah, I think he may well have done... I remember when Gordon had a job interview at a shop (I think) and was worried that he might be prejudiced against because he was wearing a pink triangle badge to say he was out and proud or somesuch. Turned out - wouldn't you know it! - that the shopkeeper was colourblind. Always challenging conventions and people's perceptions, Brookie.

The actor that played Gordon changed part way through. The original pube-headed div transformed into a bequiffed meph.

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Matt the Bat wrote:
fulmine wrote:
Matt the Bat wrote:

Me too
I stood near her once in the Mardi Gras in Liverpool
I told everyone

She used to drink all the time in Casa's. And Karen would always be in the Phil. Used to serve her all the time. She started chatting to me once, but I had to bottle up, so was crouched down with my back to her, fiddling around with bottles of Holsten Pils and going "right... yeah, right." Didn't think she was too impressed.

My 'pad' was in the Hardman House Hotel so Casa's was my regular last chance saloon. It was run on a 'membership' basis by Somalis if I recall. I remember walking behind Karen Grant on Hope Street and was put off as she carried some chunk in the calf department   
I stood next to Sinbad in the Everyman bar and when the barmaid asked what he wanted he pointed to me and said 'this lad was next'
I've wished him well in his career ever since

Casa's, what a place, used to go there after the Poly bar, can well believe it was Somali's running it, must've parked their pirate ship in Albert Dock. Damien and Karen used to hang out in the poly bar n all. Mardi Gras, fuckin hell, and what was the name of the club where all the nurses used to go, was impossible for blokes to get in but once you did it was heaven, wall to wall scouser nurses. The Cabin?

Snatching misery from the jaws of glory since, ooooooh, 1973?

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Mike Jones wrote:

Casa's, what a place, used to go there after the Poly bar, can well believe it was Somali's running it, must've parked their pirate ship in Albert Dock. Damien and Karen used to hang out in the poly bar n all. Mardi Gras, fuckin hell, and what was the name of the club where all the nurses used to go, was impossible for blokes to get in but once you did it was heaven, wall to wall scouser nurses. The Cabin?

Am pretty certain it was the Cabin. Was that the one with the mini jukeboxes on the tables? There was the Blue something as well. There was a nurses' home on Penny Lane, I remember sneaking in there a couple of times. Best poly bar was the Commerce. There was a pub on the other side of the carpark (the Ship I think) where we used to go for afternoon lock-ins (yup, that long ago) and watch porn films.

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Water polo and meeting deadlines.

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Mini jukeboxes - could be. Didn't the Ship also have afternoon strippers? Was across the road from Byrom Street poly building? Commerce was good, had a real claggy mat I remember, with fuckin stuuudents sitting about all over it.

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Fucking hate students.

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Mike Jones wrote:

Mini jukeboxes - could be. Didn't the Ship also have afternoon strippers? Was across the road from Byrom Street poly building? Commerce was good, had a real claggy mat I remember, with fuckin stuuudents sitting about all over it.

Yes, the Commerce was the one around the back of Byrom Street. The barmaid was great, she used to dick around with the jukbeox in there to piss off the raincoat brigade. Think there were strippers in the Ship. I always remember sitting there one afternoon with this scouse lad we all knew as Commerce Pete and about five or six old blokes, watching some hardcore porn flick. Lovely. I went to have a piss and was getting crucified because they all assumed I'd nipped off to bang one out.

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Stumbled on this thread whilst looking for a clip of Damo’s (?) baggy era band on the web. 8 years eh?

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

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kaydubya wrote:

Stumbled on this thread whilst looking for a clip of Damo’s (?) baggy era band on the web. 8 years eh?

So fucking what?!

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Hey if he's given up Social Media and stopped titting about on the internet fair play to him, he can pull faces all he wants. If he's swapped OMJ for another form of pissing about, mmmmmm.

Thinking about it, it would appear he's still using the same hardware as when he left or he has taken the trouble to remember his password and log in, just to cock a snook. Interesting.

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kaydubya wrote:

Stumbled on this thread whilst looking for a clip of Damo’s (?) baggy era band on the web. 8 years eh?

do you mean Dermo and Northside ??

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Smutty Lips wrote:

Hey if he's given up Social Media and stopped titting about on the internet fair play to him, he can pull faces all he wants. If he's swapped OMJ for another form of pissing about, mmmmmm.

Thinking about it, it would appear he's still using the same hardware as when he left or he has taken the trouble to remember his password and log in, just to cock a snook. Interesting.

Saved password on my computer! No snook cocking. Wasn't really sure if OMJ was still going, but seems loads of familiar names.

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

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CBIT wrote:
kaydubya wrote:

Stumbled on this thread whilst looking for a clip of Damo’s (?) baggy era band on the web. 8 years eh?

do you mean Dermo and Northside ??

No, I'm sure there was a band, in Brookside, and I remember them going off to a warehouse or unit somewhere to practice. Every time I try to look for it on the internet it just brings me to myself asking the question from 2010! So maybe I imagined it!

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The posh kid, Gordon Collins was in a band. Jugular Vein they were called I think. With his mate whose name I can't remember. Mark someone...

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Mark Gossage. Played by the strangely-named Captain Mog. The shit you remember.....

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Wasn't mike Dixon in a band and all? Had a guitar and was always reading the NME. Can remember when someone asked him if he liked The Farm and he said "you'd have to be a divvie not to". It was the episode when they did a cameo.

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Wasn't one of the brookside actors the driver of the groovy train?

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Harry

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This band?

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Close to Cantril Farm - cradling such luminaries as:

Craig Charles
Micky Quinn
Nicky Allt
Space
Paul Rutherford
Supersub
But not The Farm

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'Cannibal Farm' as it was probably only known by people outside Liverpool....

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Misura wrote:

Wasn't one of the brookside actors the driver of the groovy train?

Made a cameo appearance on The Word as well.

I seem to remember this episode going out at tea time, before it got moved to a late night slot.

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Travis Bickle wrote:

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Poor George. He was set up.

Call me up in dreamland. Radio to me man.

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