History Series / Crossroads

13th Dec '17 9:15:30 AM 80sViewer
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* MrExposition: ''Crossroads'' existed a long time before Previously... clips compilations, and so recaps for new viewers were built into the dialogue. Sometimes this became AsYouKnow.

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* MrExposition: ''Crossroads'' existed a long time before Previously... PreviouslyOn clips compilations, and so recaps for new viewers were built into the dialogue. Sometimes this became AsYouKnow.
13th Dec '17 8:52:06 AM 80sViewer
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* WeddingDay: Lots, including five for Jill (one off-screen after the conclusion of the original series). By far the most famous is Meg's wedding to Hugh Mortimer in 1975, with extensive location filming that brought Birmingham city centre to a standstill and filled the streets with cheering fans who for some reason had turned up to see a motel owner marry a businessman. There was even a celebratory song as pop singer Holly Brown (aka Stephanie de Sykes) turned up to perform ''We'll Find Our Day'' at the reception.

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* WeddingDay: Lots, including five for Jill (one off-screen after the conclusion of the original series). By far the most famous is Meg's wedding to Hugh Mortimer in 1975, with extensive location filming that brought Birmingham city centre to a standstill and filled the streets with cheering fans who for some had absolutely no reason had turned up to be there to see a motel owner marry a businessman. There was even a celebratory song as pop singer Holly Brown (aka Stephanie de Sykes) turned up to perform ''We'll Find Our Day'' at the reception.
13th Dec '17 8:46:28 AM 80sViewer
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* FemmeFataleSpy: Wildly subverted in one of the series' most bizarre storylines, which saw Amy Turtle - yes, Amy, the elderly motel cleaner - being accused of being a Russian spy, Amelia Turlovska.


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* GossipyHens: Amy Turtle enjoyed a good gossip and was known to eavesdrop, though she often claimed to be trying to help in passing information around and seemed genuinely upset if accused of being nosy.
13th Dec '17 8:39:07 AM 80sViewer
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* SpecialGuest: Bob Monkhouse, Ken Dodd and Larry Grayson (twice) all appeared.
13th Dec '17 8:37:06 AM 80sViewer
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* VisibleBoomMic: A fair few.

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* VisibleBoomMic: A fair few.few.
* WeddingDay: Lots, including five for Jill (one off-screen after the conclusion of the original series). By far the most famous is Meg's wedding to Hugh Mortimer in 1975, with extensive location filming that brought Birmingham city centre to a standstill and filled the streets with cheering fans who for some reason had turned up to see a motel owner marry a businessman. There was even a celebratory song as pop singer Holly Brown (aka Stephanie de Sykes) turned up to perform ''We'll Find Our Day'' at the reception.
13th Dec '17 8:30:06 AM 80sViewer
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* SavedByTheFans: The outcry from ''Crossroads'' fans on the imminent departure of Noele Gordon from the series in 1981 was followed by a reversal of the decision to kill Meg off - see also TheyChangedItNowItSucks. May even have happened with Jill and Adam too - see HappilyEverAfter.
13th Dec '17 8:10:26 AM 80sViewer
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* {Matriarchy}: Meg was a benevolent mother figure both to her family and to her staff, taking a kind but firm approach to both. This continued to some extent into the modern series with family-and-career-woman Kate Russell as the new Meg figure.
13th Dec '17 8:09:56 AM 80sViewer
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* Matriarchy: Meg was a benevolent mother figure both to her family and to her staff, taking a kind but firm approach to both. This continued to some extent into the modern series with family-and-career-woman Kate Russell as the new Meg figure.

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* Matriarchy: {Matriarchy}: Meg was a benevolent mother figure both to her family and to her staff, taking a kind but firm approach to both. This continued to some extent into the modern series with family-and-career-woman Kate Russell as the new Meg figure.
13th Dec '17 8:09:05 AM 80sViewer
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* Matriarchy: Meg was a benevolent mother figure both to her family and to her staff, taking a kind but firm approach to both. This continued to some extent into the modern series with family-and-career-woman Kate Russell as the new Meg figure.
13th Dec '17 8:05:35 AM 80sViewer
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* SpinOff: When ''Crossroads'' was cut back from four weekly episodes to three in 1979, ATV had plans to fill the fourth slot with a spin-off called ''A Family Affair''. It never happened, though.
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