Brookside (1982-2003)

Status: Ended

Airdate: 1982-11-02

Runtime: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Genre(s): Soap, Drama

Language(s): English

Description

Brookside is a British soap opera set in Liverpool, England. The series began on the launch night of Channel 4 on 2 November 1982, and ran for 21 years until 4 November 2003. Originally intended to be called Meadowcroft, the series was produced by Mersey Television and it was conceived by Phil Redmond who also devised Grange Hill and Hollyoaks, the latter of which has taken Brookside's place as Channel 4's programme in the "Top 4" British soaps, alongside Coronation Street, EastEnders and Emmerdale. Brookside became very successful for a number of years and is notable for its tackling of realistic and socially challenging storylines. It was at its most popular in the 1980s and the early 1990s. From the mid-1990s it began raising more controversial subjects 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 powerful domestic abuse storyline resulting in murder. The series caused an uproar when it featured a storyline of a consensual incestuous sexual relationship between two sibling characters during 1996. Brookside was also the first British soap to feature an openly gay character when Gordon Collins came out in 1985, and it was also the first to depict serious drug addiction with a number of different characters. Although the series had a long and successful run, by 2000 its viewing figures were in terminal decline and low ratings eventually led to its cancellation in July 2003. The final episode was broadcast on 4 November 2003 and was watched by around 2 million viewers.

Episode Title Rating Airdate Skipped Watched
Normal Episodes 2879
Season 1 47
Season 2 104
S02E01
The Real World
S02E02
Too Good To Be True
S02E03
Individualism
S02E04
Money
S02E05
Nothing's Easy
S02E06
The Poverty Trap
S02E07
Measuring
S02E08
Copped
S02E09
Prospects
S02E10
He Was Younger Than Me
S02E11
Inertia
S02E12
Campaign Plan
S02E13
Episode 31
S02E14
Episode 32
S02E15
Episode 33
S02E16
Episode 34
S02E17
Episode 35
S02E18
Episode 36
S02E19
Episode 37
S02E20
Episode 38
S02E21
Episode 39
S02E22
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S02E23
Episode 41
S02E24
Episode 42
S02E25
Episode 43
S02E26
Episode 44
S02E27
Episode 45
S02E28
Episode 46
S02E29
Episode 47
S02E30
Episode 48
S02E31
Episode 49
S02E32
Episode 50
S02E33
Episode 51
S02E34
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S02E35
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S02E36
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S02E37
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S02E38
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S02E39
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S02E40
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S02E41
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S02E42
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S02E43
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S02E48
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S02E55
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Season 3 105
S03E01
Episode 123
S03E02
Episode 124
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S03E14
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S03E28
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S03E64
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S03E69
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S03E70
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Season 4 105
S04E01
Episode 228
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S04E27
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S04E28
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Episode 264
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S04E64
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Season 5 104
S05E01
Episode 333
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Season 6 104