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Crossroads 

The four or five times a week adventures of a motel owner, son, daughter and her staff. Drama was never far away from the ringing of the reception bell.

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Hazel Adair, Peter Ling
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Series cast summary:
Noele Gordon Noele Gordon ...  Meg Mortimer / ... 220 episodes, 1964-1981
Susan Hanson Susan Hanson ...  Diane Parker / ... 204 episodes, 1966-1985
Ronald Allen ...  David Hunter 196 episodes, 1972-1985
Paul Henry Paul Henry ...  Benny / ... 172 episodes, 1976-1987
Roger Tonge Roger Tonge ...  Sandy Richardson 153 episodes, 1964-1980
Jane Rossington Jane Rossington ...  Jill Harvey / ... 126 episodes, 1964-1988
Sally Adcock Sally Adcock ...  Jane Smith 119 episodes, 1973-1978
Kathy Staff ...  Doris Luke 107 episodes, 1978-1982
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The four or five times a week adventures of a motel owner, son, daughter and her staff. Drama was never far away from the ringing of the reception bell.

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English

Release Date:

2 November 1964 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Midland Road See more »

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(4510 episodes)

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

For many years the end credits famously entered the screen at Widdershins from bottom-to-top and right-to-left; this was meant to emphasize the "crossroads" nature of the show. Similarly in very early editions the title would zoom up on viewers, as if they were motoring towards it. See more »

Goofs

The March 1975 civil ceremony wedding of a fairly anonymous motel owner to a businessman - Meg Richardson and Hugh Mortimer - at Birmingham Register Office sees the city centre thronged with well-wishers; similarly the later affirmation/blessing at Birmingham Cathedral has a packed congregation, outside police supervision and reporters. Whilst in reality this reflects the interest of the general public in the show and its production, in narrative terms it is completely nonsensical. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Blankety Blank: Episode #4.6 (1981) See more »

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Wonderfully awful
13 January 2000 | by Dodger-9See all my reviews

For about 25 years, this was British TV's best loved bad soap. Shaky sets, some over the top storylines and a host of okay actors revelling in the whole affair.

Set in a fictitious Midlands town, it centres on the staff and guests at the eponymous Motel - in the early days run by Meg Mortimer (Noelle Gordon) and later by Nicola Freeman (Gabrielle Drake).

The best characters included irascible Scots chef Shughie McFee (from The Great Escape); David Hunter (Ronald Allen from a Night to Remember) and Hammer veteran Sandor Eles (Countess Dracula) as a cliched chef.

Look out too for the late Jeremy Sinden (Donald's son) who went on to play one of the ill-fated pilots in Star Wars - a little movie he shot inbetween breaks from Crossroads.

However, head and shoulders above them all was scruffy, backward, lovable Benny Hawkins who never had much luck - his gypsy girlfriend was knocked down and killed on his wedding day - but with his woolly hat and good heart, he was the Midlands version of Forrest Gump long before Tom Hanks cornered the market in loveable simpletons.

The whole thing was repackaged and revamped as Neighbours, a show also boasting a Tony Hatch theme tune. At one point in the late Seventies, Paul McCartney and Wings even provided a rockier theme tune for this Seventies slice of nonsense, nicely spoofed as Acorn Antiques in Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV.


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