Brookie To Corrie

Brookie To Corrie

It’s surprising how many stars have swapped the suburban driveways and gardens of Brookside for the cobblestones of Coronation Street over the years. Some are well known like Sue Johnston, who played Sheila Grant on Brookside before becoming landlady Gloria Price in...
Remembering Brian Epstein

Remembering Brian Epstein

It was probably a bad idea for the Beatles and their manager Brian Epstein to snub a breakfast invitation from Imelda Marcos, the first lady of the Philippines. Especially as they were staying in her country. The Fab Four were in the Far East on a concert tour in July...
Corrie to Brookside

Corrie to Brookside

It’s surprising how many stars have swapped the cobblestones of Coronation Street for the suburban driveways and gardens of Brookside. Oldham actress Nicola Stephenson, Rochdale-born Anna Friel and Rovers Return barmaid Sue Jenkins all started on the Street before...
Brookside ’93

Brookside ’93

Just over 25 years ago this month, the cast of the TV soap Brookside lined up with its creator Phil Redmond to launch a £100,000 charity appeal for Barnardo’s. At the time, the serial was at its dramatic zenith. Abusive husband and father Trevor Jordache had been...
Merseyside Movie Actresses

Merseyside Movie Actresses

Actors and actresses have odd high points in their careers. Sometimes the most unusual roles or cameos attract the greatest public acclaim. So it was for double Oscar-winning actress Glenda Jackson, who made her name at the Royal Shakespeare Company after learning her...
Liverpool Silverware

Liverpool Silverware

When the Liverpool team lined up at Anfield for their pre-season photo in August 1966, you could forgive the players for being a little bit dazzled. For glinting in the sunlight at their feet was a brilliant array of trophies, ranging from the League Champions Cup to...