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Old 05-12-2008, 18:14
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Its not yet official, but listen to this video i just recorded from the Dean Sullivan show (Dean played Jimmy Corkhill for 18 years in Brookside) this is recorded from citytalk.fm 105.9 on the 3/12/08.

He said this:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=-Z-zXu9v27g


Would you class this as proof? i do think he sounded serious, and why would he tell thousands of listeners if it was false?

maybe it is to do with our Brookside dvd campaign maybe???

let you know more ASAP.
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Old 05-12-2008, 18:31
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I am not sure Ch4 will have a big enough budget to support that and Hollyoaks. I replaced Brookside with Hollyoaks, so I don't think I'd like it to return now!
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Old 05-12-2008, 18:35
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What does dean say? With me useing my mob can not view the vid on you tube
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Old 05-12-2008, 18:42
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It makes no sense to me. If it's coming back why are they selling the set off then?
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Old 05-12-2008, 18:50
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Well Dean basicly saying that he has heard from the hourses mouth that Brookside is set to come back.

I was thinking that maybe Phil Redmond is going to get them on the cheap for a 2nd time, as he did back in 1982. And will possibly put it out to some tv company. as all the houses go up for auction for only half a million on the 17th. well thats all we know up to know. coz i have a few good contacts with doing the campaign i will try to find out anymore and post it. but i know c4 wouldnt have it. no chance. it would be some other channel i would think.
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Old 05-12-2008, 18:54
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Five seens to be were old progs are comeing back on, and five need a uk soap, so hope its true.
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Old 05-12-2008, 18:58
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Hope it does.
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Old 05-12-2008, 19:02
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Would love to see this back.
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Old 05-12-2008, 19:02
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I hope he buys it back then and manages to get a channel to take it.

I wonder who will return to the show if it does make a comeback.
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Old 05-12-2008, 19:14
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I like to see it return but not to ch4 I like one of the digital channels or five maybe to show it. 4 treated it badly, lets hope it does return. I was a big fan of Brookie
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Old 05-12-2008, 19:18
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Dean Sullivan can't let go though. Brookside was excellent & I was a massive fan but it became too much like the Jimmy & Lindsey Corkhill show which ruined it for me. I don't think it should be brought back because it would be far too unrealistic. It should have been saved at the time - kept at it's regular slot at a decent hour without the stupid storylines.
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Old 05-12-2008, 19:39
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maybe your right, But a soap would always have unrealistic moments, but i do know that brookie has always had a good history as being so realistic. but sometimes abit far fetched.

i do know i wouldnt be able to let go of something i have worked on for 18 years, its a big part of your life and i think its a good thing to talk about it. But i would love to see Jimmy back in it for me! but i also loved the Dixons and barry grant!

Micheal Stark is out of a job now tho isnt he after being released from corrie lol :S......
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Old 05-12-2008, 20:45
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Channel Four were too quick to axe it though. They should have cut it to two episodes a week and placed it in the Tuesday and Thursday 6.30pm slot. Hollyoaks didn't go five nights until after Channel Four dropped Brookie. So poor direction from those at Channel Four were to blame for it's decline. Considering it had given them 21 solid years survice, it did deserve more than it got.

But then Phil is also to blame himself. The cast had become too stale and the Gordan's were a disaster for them. They should have cleared out 60% of the cast and brought in new. Corrie and EE did this and recovered after their bad periods. There was no reason why Brookie wouldn't have also.
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Old 05-12-2008, 23:14
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I do agree, and when i spoken to Phil Redmond myself he also said that Channel 4 didnt give it a chance. They did have some good storylines ready to come out on a brand new project to save brookie and get the ratings back up but channel 4 axed it soon as it was about to be put out. But i agree with you C$ should of just lowerd the episodes until they sorted some good storylines and ratings out. But i found out that C4 had sold to a new owner and that owner disliked Brookside and wanted Hollyoaks 5 times a week. Its C4 loss at the end of the day.
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Old 06-12-2008, 00:31
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I hope he buys it back then and manages to get a channel to take it.

I wonder who will return to the show if it does make a comeback.
Me too, me too.

I'd imagine a huge proportion of the show's stalwarts would love to come back, I imagine they're leading very normal lives now. But as everyone left the Close in the last ep then they may start over.

Personally I think this is all too good to be true, I won't let myself get excited yet. Think it's perhaps more to do with a DVD release or repeats (which would be very welcome).
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Old 06-12-2008, 01:28
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Brookside is dead and buried RIP


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Old 06-12-2008, 01:45
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But just look at the TV schedules at the moment -

5.30 - Neighbours
6pm - Home and Away
6.30 - Hollyoaks
7pm - Emmerdale
7.30 - EastEnders/Emmerdale/Coronation Street
8pm - EastEnders/Coronation Street/The Bill/Holby City

If any channel was to bring back Brookside in a decent weekday slot it would HAVE to clash with an existing soap. The soap schedules are very full already, with EastEnders and Emmerdale already clashing on Tuesdays.

It would be a very brave decision for any channel to put a new version of Brookside up against an existing soap, and very risky. Too risky in my opinion.
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Old 06-12-2008, 02:08
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But just look at the TV schedules at the moment -

5.30 - Neighbours
6pm - Home and Away
6.30 - Hollyoaks
7pm - Emmerdale
7.30 - EastEnders/Emmerdale/Coronation Street
8pm - EastEnders/Coronation Street/The Bill/Holby City

If any channel was to bring back Brookside in a decent weekday slot it would HAVE to clash with an existing soap. The soap schedules are very full already, with EastEnders and Emmerdale already clashing on Tuesdays.

It would be a very brave decision for any channel to put a new version of Brookside up against an existing soap, and very risky. Too risky in my opinion.
9pm, after the second Corrie episodes.
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Old 06-12-2008, 02:24
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9pm, after the second Corrie episodes.
That would be out of the traditional early evening primetime slot, and into the post-watershed slot. This would mean Brookside would not be able to attract the 'family' viewing ratings, and it would mean the soap competing with some of TV's BIGGEST shows on all channels - it would be going up against shows like Life on Mars, Big Brother, Spooks, Trial & Retribution, Touch of Frost, Taggart, Silent Wintess...

I thought the whole reason that brookside died in the first place was because it was taken out of the traditional soaptime slot.
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Old 06-12-2008, 02:43
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That would be out of the traditional early evening primetime slot, and into the post-watershed slot. This would mean Brookside would not be able to attract the 'family' viewing ratings, and it would mean the soap competing with some of TV's BIGGEST shows on all channels - it would be going up against shows like Life on Mars, Big Brother, Spooks, Trial & Retribution, Touch of Frost, Taggart, Silent Wintess...

I thought the whole reason that brookside died in the first place was because it was taken out of the traditional soaptime slot.
Corrie's 8:30 timeslot isn't early evening.

Plus Brookside would have the advantage of lots of publicity, the press are likely to be all over the return of one of the UK's best loved shows. This would allow it to establish a firm audience.

9:00pm would allow it to be more edgy than the other soaps imo.

It's either that or put it up against Holby and the Bill, which are bigger shows in terms of ratings than most 9pm shows these days.

Or maybe it could air on the weekend.
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Old 06-12-2008, 10:00
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A soap possibly being resurrected from the dead?

I have one word that should serve as a warning to anyone considering this:


CROSSROADS!

Soap returns never quite work the way they are supposed to.
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Old 06-12-2008, 10:20
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Corrie's 8:30 timeslot isn't early evening.

Plus Brookside would have the advantage of lots of publicity, the press are likely to be all over the return of one of the UK's best loved shows. This would allow it to establish a firm audience.

9:00pm would allow it to be more edgy than the other soaps imo.

It's either that or put it up against Holby and the Bill, which are bigger shows in terms of ratings than most 9pm shows these days.

Or maybe it could air on the weekend.

They would also have the advantage of the time shifted channel repeats on E4 and the 4oD Internet Player. This would allow the series to reach a wider audience. This will become more important in the future.
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Old 06-12-2008, 11:17
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I'd love Brookside to be given another chance, it went through a very bad patch and Channel 4 kicked it while it was down with constantly changing slots which helped to speed up its demise. It was never given a chance to recover.

However, I think that any return will either be repeats or occasional DVDs.
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Old 06-12-2008, 11:46
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A soap possibly being resurrected from the dead?

I have one word that should serve as a warning to anyone considering this:


CROSSROADS!

Soap returns never quite work the way they are supposed to.
yes that one didnt, but it did try. and who says all soap returns would end the same?

Brookie could come back and be the top god once again, im just shouting out an example. And Crossroads also got dvd releases.
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Old 06-12-2008, 11:58
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He's probably talking about repeats.
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