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Crossroads - Episode 2247 (ATV, Dec 1974, 21 min)
The critics mocked it but the UK public loved it (Crossroads achieved huge viewing
figures in its heyday). The soap opera retains a cult following to this day. Unlike 'Eastenders' and 'Coronation Street', which focus solely on the working-class, Crossroads had major upper middle-class roles (eg David Hunter and Meg Richardson, the motel owners) as well as 'ordinary' workers like Amy Turtle, the chirpy Brummie.......
Sadly, many of the main actors are no longer with us (Sandy, Meg, David, Amy) - this
upload is a tribute to them ; they worked long, hard hours to entertain the great
British public at teatime four days a week !
Maybe it was so bad it was excellent .....
In this episode :
It's new year's eve at the motel and Shughie, the Scottish chef, is preparing haggis.
Meg and Hugh reminisce about 1974. Mr Booth challenges Shughie to pipe in the new year with a rendition on the bagpipes. A man going through a divorce is on the edge of a nervous breakdown - the actor, the late Maurice Kaufman, was divorced from his wife, Honor Blackman, the following year ! Synchronicity in action .....
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