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“ROMANCE WAS IN THE AIR at King’s Oak. The new postman, Vince Parker, had a bright smile and a fast line of chat which appealed to Diane; Peter Hope, the new vicar, was very dishy…but was he too good for working-class Marilyn? Then there was old Enoch, who won £250 on the Premium Bonds and advertised for a wife… But something else was in the breeze. Who were the Poison Pen Letter Writer, the Houseboat Haunter, and the Night Prowler? Was there a Crossroads Crime Wave? Laughter and tears, triumph and heartbreak, love and hatred – every human emotion is here in the special Crossroads blend.”

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  1. Des Elmes

    September 1, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    The Carlton revival in 2001 came as something of a surprise – and somehow succeeded in being worse than the original.

    If they intended for the storylines to remain silly and the acting to remain wooden, then they actually overdid it. Plus too many of the characters were young and camp – and the new four-star hotel was almost disturbingly slick compared to the shabby, wobbly motel. The two re-recordings of Tony Hatch’s excellent theme tune didn’t quite cut the mustard, either.

    Not even bringing back several characters from the original series and throwing in the likes of Les Dennis and Lionel Blair could improve things.

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