The Brookside creator Phil Redmond talks to Granada's Sarah Rogers about the soap opera he created 30 years ago. (Footage credit from 4DVD Brookside: Most memorable moments)
30 years ago this week, Brookside hit our screens for the very first time, it ran for 21 years, with the last episode broadcast on 4 November 2003. Brookside marked a revolution in social realism on tv, and after Brookside, soaps were never the same again.
This Sunday 4 November, the Museum of Liverpool will celebrate the soap's 30th anniversary.
– Phil Redmond - Creator
I am now old enough to be a museum exhibit! We always tried to make the programme as real as we could within its fictional setting and the outstanding quality owed a lot to the writers, actors, staff and crew who took that special magic that Liverpool provides and made a great programme.
Brookside's creator Professor Phil Redmond CBE, will be taking part in an 'In Conversation' event. A number of the ast including Dean Sullivan and Claire Sweeney, who played father and daughter Jimmy and Lindsey Corkhill, from Number 10 Brookside Close will also be there.
One of Liverpool's most influential TV producers, Phil Redmond, is publishing his book of memoirs today.
Redmond is best known for his TV creation Brookside, Hollyoaks and Grange Hill.
He was awarded a CBE in 2004 for his services to drama.