Brookside fans go wild as stars reunite and look totally different 19 years after soap ended

Brookside fans have been left delighted after spotting its stars reuniting 19 years after the series ended.

The Liverpool-set soap debuted in November 1982 and showcased several exciting and controversial storylines in the two decades it aired, before the show bowed out for good in 2003.

Mark Moraghan, who played character Greg Shadwick, posted a photo as he was joined by his former co-stars — who looked unrecognisable 20 years on from the soap.

He captioned: “On set with old chums”, referencing buddies Ricky Tomlinson and Louis Emerick from the cast, among other members who were in the picture.

Fans buzzed as they gave their reactions to the snap, as one person wrote: “Ohhhh look at you all one of the best programs ever.”

Another said: “What a line-up, enjoy!”, as someone else uttered:” Some fine TV made between this group. It’s even got a serial killer!”

“A wealth of Merseyside talent”, a third chimed, as another joked: “Is @TheLouisEmerick using oil of olay…he never bloody ages! Brilliant photos.”

Mark 59, confirmed to fans that the group had reunited for a film, leaving them very excited for the upcoming project.

Brookside featured major plots that have gone down as some of the most dramatic in soap history.

Storylines included an incestuous affair between brother and sister Nat and Georgia Simpson and a shocking patio murder.

The Liverpool-based soap launched the careers of several stars, such as Anna Friel, Jennifer Ellison, Ray Quinn and Dean Sullivan, who served as Brookside’s longest cast member.

The show’s recent reunion comes after Brookside star James Caroll died suddenly in June.

The actor played Brian ‘Bumper’ Humphreys on the soap from 1988 to 1991, and also appeared in Coronation Street earlier this year as Mary Taylor’s pal Colin.

Actress and show writer Kay Mellor, who wrote seven episodes of Brookside in 1989 also passed away this year. She was 71.

Brookside returned to screens last summer as a selection of carefully chosen classic episodes became available for viewers on streaming service BritBox, to the excitement of fans.

This was able to happen after diehard fan Lee Brady campaigned to get Brookside episodes released on All4, and if not there, streaming services.

Mr Brady told at the time: “There’s a huge nostalgia around it and there’s not much on YouTube but Brookside was always ahead of its time.

“Streaming would be an option too, like what ITV are doing,”


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