Crossroads: 1964-1988, 2001-2003

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That's really lovely. I did do a bit of light Googling on him and he had an interesting career. He was certainly a charismatic presence on the show.
 

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Poor Sue Lloyd, she was harshly treated. A great actress and Barbara was a great characters and getting rid of her was an early sign of the new producer taking the show down hill.
I forgot to mention this titbit in my previous post about her. Sue auditioned for The Colbys. In her own words, she was "up for" the part of Sable. She mentioned it briefly in an interview on one of the old Sky channels that aired the US soaps. There used to be a clip of it on YouTube.
I had no interest in the garage
Looking at the episodes online, they finally stop featuring it at the end of 1985.

I don't really understand the point of Jill as a character.
I'm presuming she was kept on as she was a legacy character. As you mentioned, she mostly wanders around "doing business" but it sounds like her pre-1985 years were much more drama filled with drug addiction, divorce, custody battles and so on. We seem to be meeting her at that point where a character has been around for so long (21 years by 1985), that they keep them on for the familiarity aspect without giving them much to do.
 

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I forgot to mention this titbit in my previous post about her. Sue auditioned for The Colbys. In her own words, she was "up for" the part of Sable. She mentioned it briefly in an interview on one of the old Sky channels that aired the US soaps. There used to be a clip of it on YouTube.
I could see her in that role and think she was a better age for it as Stephanie Beacham looked a bit too young to have children as old as Miles and Monica.
 

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In what feels like some sort of fantasy fanfic fever dream, ITV have commissioned a three part drama about Noele Gordon's life with Helena Bonham Carter playing the lead role in a script written by Russell T Davies!!

Sounds great. Bonham Carter's developing a bit of an niche playing real-life posh famouses with an air of boozy decadence about them: Liz Taylor, Princess Margaret and now our Nolly.
 

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I would have thought this was an April Fool, except as it's November it can't be!
I hope they re-create the motel fire scene, and they should include Julie Walters in some form, as a homage to Acorn Antiques:

 

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In what feels like some sort of fantasy fanfic fever dream, ITV have commissioned a three part drama about Noele Gordon's life with Helena Bonham Carter playing the lead role in a script written by Russell T Davies!!

This is really exciting news, I cannot wait to see this.
 
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