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Crossroads (ITV 2001-2003, Jane Gurnett, Neil McCaul)

Crossroads

A revival of the ‘classic’ soap Crossroads with three original cast members (in the shape of Jill Harvey, Adam Chance and Doris Luke), even the theme tune stayed the same (albeit in a new arrangement), the only difference being that Crossroads is now a four star hotel. The revival lasted for just over a year before being rested and was re-launched again in January 2003 with a mostly new cast and an attempt at a more glitzy Dynasty-like feel.

This relaunch (which lasted 98 episodes) also failed and the show ended for good on 30 May 2003.

In a final bizarre twist ending (reminiscent of a certain Dallas storyline) the entire revival since 2001 was revealed to be a dream with Brummie supermarket girl Angela Samson (Jane Asher) daydreaming the whole thing while working on a checkout – the staff of her hotel were revealed to be her supermarket co-workers and customers.

production details
UK / ITV Network – Carlton TV / 417×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 5 March 2001 – 30 May 2003

Producer: Kay Patrick / Executive Producer: Sharon Bloom

(2001 relaunch cast)
JANE GURNETT as Kate Russell
NEIL McCAUL as Patrick Russell
JANE ROSSINGTON as Jill Harvey
COLIN WELLS as Jake Booth
CINDY MARSHALL-DAY as Tracey Booth
SHERRIE HEWSON as Virginia Raven
ROGER SLOMAN as Rocky Wesson
KATHY STAFF as Doris Luke
LUKE WALKER as Bradley Clarke
JAMES McKENZIE ROBINSON as Ray Dobbs
GILLY GILCHRIST as Billy Taylor
TONY ADAMS as Adam Chance
REBECCA HAZLEWOOD as Beena Shah
JOANNE FARRELL as Sarah-Jane Harvey

(2003 relaunch cast)
JANE ASHER as Angel Samson
STUART MILLIGAN as Max Samson
GRAHAM MCGRATH as Graham Samson
EMMA NOBLE as Suzie Samson
LUCY PARGETER as Helen Raven
ANNE CHARLESTON as Betty Waddell

Continuing cast
JANE GURNETT / ROGER SLOMAN / REBECCA HAZLEWOOD / SHERRIE HEWSON