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Crossroads

Edifi

master brummie
We were in the cage,A coach load of us from the Buccaner pub in Streetly.

They told us to bring some dry cloths with us as there MIGHT BE A POSSIBILITY WE MIGHT GET A LITTLE WET :laughing: :laughing: :laughing::laughing:
 

bullring boy

master brummie
I had a drink in the bar at Central studios after a few of the Tiswas shows with the cast. I remember there was a guy who was the phantom flan (or custard pie) flinger. The trouble was, as he was completely covered in a black mask and cape on set nobody knew who he was in the bar. How sadly ironic that such a figure known to millions never got the recognition from his adoring fans that he deserved.
 

Edifi

master brummie
Yes remember him,running everywhere.It was great fun but complete MAYHEM. The kids of today dont know what great times we had.And I was 35 at the time
 

Bob Davis

Bob Davis
I used to love the way that when arrivals were handed their key at reception with the words like "There you are sir, chalet 14" or when they departed with "We hope you enjoyed your stay" if they were extras they weren't allowed to speak (I think it was a question of only people with an Equity cards were allowed to speak- and got paid more for it.) So the poor extras would just nod their heads or smile and make an appreciative mumbling noise then shuffle off the set.
Still the rule, Tracey in Eastenders must have had to get an Equity card for when they started to let her speak.

Bob
 

bullring boy

master brummie
I'm fascinated by these conventions in soaps. It's like the guy in the hat in "Eastenders" who never speaks but is always conveniently around to be asked to look after the market stall for one of the main characters when they have to nip off for a while to do something to move along the plot. Where "Crossroads" differed from "Coronation Street" and "Eastenders" was in its simple naivety. Despite all the challenges faced at the motel, you had the impression that in the end it would all turn out for the best and that in each character there was a fundamental core of decency, even if sometimes they lost contact with it for a while. "Eastenders" just constantly reminds us that life is miserable, humans are essentially weak and corrupt and if things can work out badly, they inevitably will. I think that's why "Crossroads" had to go- not enough darkness in it.
 

Edifi

master brummie
They ought to take that card off her straight away

DO YOU THINK SHE MIGHT HAVE TO SHOUT WHEN THEY START RECORDING AGAIN.6ft apart
 
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