A RERUN OF BROOKSIDE
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CHANNEL 4: PLEASE RERUN BROOKSIDE & RELEASE MORE DVDS!
A pioneering drama serial which in its time was innovative, groundbreaking and powerful. The first British soap to truly tackle taboo issues long before the others. So many barriers broken down in Brookside, easily standing out from the other soaps and could proudly class itself as being unique.
It was also THE show to put Channel 4 on the map and now bar one DVD there is virtually no trace of Brookside; 21 years worth of episodes stored away in the archives gathering dust. For a landmark in British Television, Brookside deserves far BETTER and should be commemorated as such.
Firstly, in the fifteen years since it went off-air, it has never been re-run and all it has to show for its legacy is a single DVD compilation of Memorable Moments; it's almost as though Channel 4 have buried the series. Surely, more DVD box sets are due to commemorate its place in British television history. And surely it deserves a re-run now? We, the fans, would love to see these things.
We would love to see Brookside receive the big box set treatment which it is more than worthy of: a year by year highlights compilation. Plus a rerun would also allow another generation to watch the show they've heard so much about. I really wouldn't be surprised if it were to hook a cult following with a new generation.
PLEASE RERUN BROOKSIDE!
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