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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 (1978–2008) and Hollyoaks (1995–present).

Cast: Bobby Grant - Ricky Tomlinson; Jimmy Corkhill - Dean Sullivan; Beth Jordache - Anna Friel; Ron Dixon - Vince Earl; Sheila Grant - Sue Johnston; Thomas 'Sinbad' Sweeney - Michael Starke; Jackie Corkhill - Sue Jenkins; Heather Huntington - Amanda Burton; Barry Grant - Paul Usher; Damon Grant - Simon O'Brien; Lindsey Stanlow - Claire Sweeney; Harry Cross - Bill Dean; Margaret Clemence - Nicola Stephenson; Emily O'Leary - Jennifer Ellison;

Network: Channel 4 (United Kingdom)
Premiered: 02.November.1982
Status: Ended