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Brookside returns as all episodes of legendary soap to air on STV Player

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Legendary soap Brookside is making a return after it was announced that all episodes of the Liverpool drama are going to be streamed on STV Player.

It's been 20 years since the 13 houses on Britain’s most famous cul-de-sac were boarded up, and iconic families such as the Corkhills, Dixons and Grants said their last goodbyes.The show was conceived by Grange Hill and Hollyoaks creator Phil Redmond and produced by his company, Mersey Television (later renamed to Lime Pictures).

It aired on the launch night of Channel 4 on November 2, 1982, and drew audiences of 9million viewers at its peak.The fondly-remembered soap, which ended in 2003, will be available to stream from the start for the first time ever from next week, after STV Player struck a major new deal with distributor, All3Media International.Many of Brookside’s cast have gone on to have successful careers, including Anna Friel - now a Hollywood star - as well as Sue Johnston, Ricky Tomlinson, Amanda Burton, Alex Fletcher, Claire Sweeney and Sunetra Sarker.Sunetra, who played Nisha Batra, said: “I owe a lot to Brookside as I was lucky enough to have been spotted at a bus stop when I was 15 and given the role of Nisha.

Had I known then that Brookside Close would be the road that led me to my surprising and eventful career, I would never have believed it.“I am thrilled that STV Player is airing Brookie again after all these years.

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