Linda Robson calls for Brookside return

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 2 September 2020
Linda Robson

Linda Robson

'Loose Women' panellists Linda Robson and Brenda Edwards would love to see the show return one day, as they believe the Channel 4 soap was "way before its time"

Linda Robson and Brenda Edwards would love to see 'Brookside' return.

The 'Loose Women' panellists are keen for the axed Channel 4 soap – which was created by Phil Redmond – to make a return to the small screen at some point, after admitting the show was "way before its time".

Singer Brenda said: "I would love to see 'Brookside' back. I think that was a series that was way before its time.

"It covered so many important issues that are going on now.

"I felt like they were real people.

"It covered domestic violence, it covered murder, first lesbian kiss. It covered so many things."

Speaking on 'Loose Women', 'Birds of a Feather' actress Linda added: "I agree with you.

"I definitely feel it was ahead of its time."

And the pair are not the only ones who have recently called for the return of 'Brookside', which aired from 1982 to 2003.

'Killing Eve' actress Jodie Comer was a huge fan of the show back in the day, and recently admitted she wishes she could tune into new episodes of the now-defunct soap.

She said: "I wish I could watch 'Brookside' now. They need to make a comeback."

Jodie – who is from Liverpool, where 'Brookie' was set – recalled sitting by the fire eating spearmints while tuning into the programme during her early years.

She explained: "My earliest memory of television is 'Brookside'.

"I used to get in the shower, wash my hair and sit in front of the fire with my nan and watch Brookside – and eat spearmints."

'Brookside' was the first of its kind to be filmed in real, brand-new homes on a cul-de sac in Liverpool.

Phil's production company Mersey TV purchased 13 houses and used six of them as sets on the famous close.

Stars of the show included Ricky Tomlinson and Sue Johnston, who played husband and wife Bobby and Sheila Grant, before the pair played a married couple in 'The Royle Family'.

Other actors who cut their teeth on Brookside Close included Anna Friel, whose character Beth Jordache's kiss with Nicola Stephenson's alter ego Margaret Clemencein January 1994 made history as the first female same-sex kiss to be broadcast before the 9pm watershed.

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