‘Brookside: Most Memorable Moments’ DVD listing revealed (EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW)
Channel 4 has finally revealed the Official DVD box cover for the upcoming Brookside: Most Memorable Moments 30th Anniversary DVD which will feature the Best Storylines picked by Fans of the soap via www.BrooksideFans.com.
Brookside: Most Memorable Moments (30th Anniversary Edition) marks three decades since the Liverpool-based soap first launched on Channel 4 in November 1982.
The popular soap ended just over 20 years later, on November 4, 2003, despite a huge uproar from fans. Noted for its gritty, urban storylines, Brookside was a pioneer in soap land for tackling controversial and taboo subjects, years before the other soaps tackled them, such as drug addiction, domestic and child abuse, gangland feuds, murder, incest and homosexuality.
In particular, it was the showing of the first ever lesbian kiss, performed by Anna Friel, a Hollywood actress now, that really put Brookside on the gritty map, being the first of its kind in television history.
Plans to release a top moments DVD began earlier this year, and was welcomed by fans, and former actors of the show alike. The 2 disc DVD’s running order has now been published by Amazon and is set to feature a specific selection of 16 pinnacle storylines featured throughout the shows run, including the 1982 premiere, Sheila Grant’s rape and its aftermath, and child abuser Trevor Jordache’s murder at the hands of wife Mandy as well as the discovery of his body under the family’s patio, Jimmy Corkhill’s drug addiction, including the funeral of 14-year-old Tony Dixon who Corkhill killed while driving on cocaine, and the 2002 siege and helicopter crash that destroyed much of Brookside Close.
In addition to the episodes, there are audio commentaries, photo galleries and a Brookside Close house-by-house history.
Lee Brady who spear headed the Campaign to get this DVD released for 5 years spoke exclusively to us at Unreality TV: “I really like the Cover of the DVD, with it being on sale right near Christmas it’s possible it will be a top seller, but the art work of the cover is so eye catching too, which will help.
“It is still subject to change but 4DVD told me it will most probably stay like that. After the release , we will take advantage of the mass of Brookie fans joining the fanbase and we have another idea we want to look into which will be to produce a brand new spin-off DVD.
“Actor Louis Emerick has already stated he would love to play as Mick Johnson 1 more time. Which is a really good start”