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Brookside, commonly referred to as "Brookie", was a soap opera based in West Derby, a suburb of Liverpool, United Kingdom - introduced with the new British television network, Channel 4. Produced by Mersey Television, it aired from the channel's first night on November 2, 1982. Conceived by Phil Redmond, who also devised Hollyoaks and Grange Hill, the soap was set to become Britain's gritty soap, with extremely compelling and challenging story lines.

 

Brookside became well known for its tackling of realistic and socially challenging storylines and was most popular in the 1980s and early 1990s. In the mid-1990s it began raising more controversial, and perhaps sensationalist issues 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 storyline featuring consensual incestuous sexual relations between two sibling characters. Although the series had a long and successful run, by the 2000s its viewing figures were in decline and low ratings eventually called for its cancellation. The final episode was broadcast on November 4, 2003 and was watched by around 2 million viewers.

 

Such is the continuing popularity of Brookside in the United Kingdom, devoted fans have begun a petition at www.brookside.tk [1] to have classic episodes, or the entire series, released on DVD in the near future.

 

Brookside is now available for free on 4oD (Virgin Media) and 4oD (Internet, price 99p).

 

 

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