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Brookside - Most Memorable Moments (30th Anniversary Edition) [DVD]


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  • Actors: Anna Friel, Ricky Tomlinson, Sue Johnstone, Claire Sweeney, Amanda Burton
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Channel 4 DVD
  • DVD Release Date: 26 Nov 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0081PU96Q
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,722 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Celebrating the 30th Anniversary since the first ever episode.

Hotly anticipated ‘Best Episodes’ DVD. Including explosive and well-remembered storylines through the years and starring Anna Friel, Ricky Tomlinson, Sue Johnstone, Claire Sweeney and Amanda Burton to name a few.

Disc One
1. The First Episode - transmitted 2nd November 1982
2. The Siege 1985 - transmitted 5th August 1985
3. Sheila Grant's rape - transmitted 8th July 1986
4. Aftermath of the rape - transmitted 14th July 1986
5. Sue and Danny fall from the scaffolding - transmitted 4th October 1991
6. The Jordache Murder -Mandy Stabs Trevor - transmitted 7th May 1993
7. Jimmy Corkhill on drugs - Frank Rogers' wedding day - transmitted 4th November 1993
8. The Lesbian Kiss - transmitted 14th January 1994

Extras
• Audio Commentary on Episode 1
• DVD overview
• Brookside History House by House

Disc Two
9. Jimmy on drugs - Tony Dixon's Funeral - transmitted 16th February 1994
10. The Cult Suicide Pact - transmitted 28th October 1994
11. The Jordache Murder - The body is discovered - transmitted 30th January 1995
12. Nat and Georgia's incest - transmitted 4th October 1996
13. Start of Gas Explosion - transmitted 13th April 1998
14. End of Gas Explosion - transmitted 17th April 1998
15. Antony kills Imelda - transmitted 13th March 2002
16. The Siege 2002 - Helicopter crash - transmitted 14th November 2002

Extras
• Audio Commentaries on Episodes 9, 12, 15 & 16
• Photo Gallery

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By D.A.C on 3 Dec 2012
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This long awaited DVD release features 16 full episodes of the classic, groundbreaking, Channel 4 soap which ran from 1982-2003 when it was axed after falling viewing figures (mainly due to being pushed around the schedules for Big Brother during 2000-2002).

Before each episode Dean Sullivan (Jimmy Corkhill) gives an overview of the episode which helps to tie up any parts of the storylines featured that aren't shown on screen. For instance he explains, before one of the Jordache episodes, what happened to Beth and Mandy. This stops you wondering too much about what happened next.

Overall the episodes chosen are a decent glance at each period of Brookside's history from the first episode in 1982 upto the final primetime episode from 2002. Obviously not everyone's favourite storylines will be featured, but you can't fit 21 Years of soap onto a DVD.

The Jordache episodes stand out a mile,as do most of them. My least favourite episode was the siege episode from the 1980's, it seemed a bit flat to me, but maybe because I hadn't seen it in the past. The first episode is still very watchable.

Watching it, I realised how much I had forgotten and how much I used to love Brookside. A nice little touch is the inclusion of the original advert break titles (Part One/ Part Two).

The 1998 gas explosion episodes are excellent and I am pleased they are included, also brilliant is the murder of Imelda Clough from 2002 which won Best Storyline at the Soap Awards, along with an acting award for Ray Quinn, almost Brookside's last hurrah.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Pen Name on 26 Nov 2012
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It's so good to see brookside and channel 4 do something for the show that did so much for them after all this time but we need more with some more good Storylines like

brookside sheila and billy kiss on New Year's Eve

Millennium Club exploded

Who killed Susannah

Mick and Elaine help put Gladys out of her misery

Rachel and Christian, Rachel realises to late she has married a violent possesive man

Damon being stabbed to death.

And so much more but still grate to see it and the DVD is amazing
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer TOP 500 REVIEWER on 11 Feb 2013
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Although I had never watched an episode of Channel 4's 'Brookside' in my life, I decided to give this DVD a go. The storylines looked interesting and some of my favourite British actors were part of the show at one time.

I'm glad that I purchased. This set contains a generous 16 (from 1982-2002) full-length episodes of a programme that was probably considered rather daring for it's time. As well as being gritty and groundbreaking, I was pleased to see such great acting and writing, which just doesn't happen these days in soaps.

Of course, the real fans of the show would argue that a lot episodes aren't included on here that should be, as someone who has only seen the 16 on the DVD, I wouldn't know. However, on the strength of these episodes, I do hope a second volume is released.

'Brookside' was certainly different to a lot of soap operas (of which I'm not really keen), it was far more 'edgier', and, in my humble opinion, much better than the always over hyped 'EastEnders'.

Fans will very much enjoy this DVD, with episodes covering a variety of topics from rape, murder, drug addiction, and a suicide pact. There are audio commentaries available on certain ones.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By G. Basford on 4 Feb 2013
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When I heard that they were releasing some Brookside on DVD, I was quite excited, but on viewing it now am quite disappointed. The major complaint is the yawning gaps between episodes. There are only FOUR episodes on here from Brooksides heyday, the 1980's. After 1986, there is 5 year gap which is a BIG mistake as all the characters have changed. I couldn't believe that you never get to see the Corkhills as a family (apart from Jimmy), and the Collins's and Harry Cross don't get much of a look in either. Another complaint is the choice of episodes chosen. Every single one is "sensationalistic". There was FAR more to Brookside than this. What about all the normal day to day storylines, and these episodes hardly feature any good old scouse humour, of which there was a lot of! I don't believe much thought went into this release. I think they should have released a 1980's set and a 1990's set, a bit similar to what Network have done with Coronation Street, at least then you get some sort of continuity! On the positive side, it is good to have at least a reminder of the show with full episodes, and to be reminded of some of the great characters there were (however briefly you see them), but overall a missed opportunity Channel 4!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jo on 17 Dec 2012
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I adore this dvd of Brookside as I used to watch it many years ago and I was so disappointed when they took it off T.V. so it was lovely to be able to purchase this dvd. I was impressed with the prompt and efficient delivery of this product. Thank you for a great service and I would highly recommend you to my friends. Jo
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