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Member Name: kirstieksf
Date: 02/09/00, updated on 02/09/00 (116 review reads)
Disadvantages: Not the most polished programme!
Crossroads was a half hour soap opera that ran from 1964 to 1988, I used to watch it every weekday evening, from about 1983 to its end five years later, and despite it's being a "low budget" production, I think it was one of the best soaps around.
Set in the fictional Birmingham suburb of King's Oak, Crossroads motel was remarkable for one thing in particular - there never seemed to be any guests! However, who worried about guests when there were the staff's personal problems to concern ourselves with?
Recently, it has been confirmed that Crossroads will be returning to our screens next year, to fill the weekday lunchtime slot left vacant when Home & Away moved to Channel 5. It has also been rumoured that Crossroads will now be set in a hotel, instead of a motel, and that Jane Rossington will return as Jill Chance, but that Paul Henry has not yet been approached about returning to his role as lovable handyman Benny.
It remains to be seen whether Crossroads can be successfully resurrected after 13 years, but I certainly look forward to it's return at last!