BROOKSIDE: STV ACQUIRE GROUND-BREAKING SOAP
Channel 4's ground-breaking soap, set in a housing estate on the outskirts of Liverpool, is returning to TV in full for the first time.
STV have acquired the Phil Redmond soap, which ran on Channel 4 for 21 years, for STV Player. The first ten episodes will land on Wednesday 1st February, with a further five episodes dropping weekly.
Suentra Sarker said: "Had I known then that Brookside Close would be the road that led me to my surprising and eventful career, I would never have believed it. I am thrilled that STV Player is airing Brookie again after all these years. I never fail to hear fans tell me how much they still miss the show. Get streaming and see just how ground-breaking this Liverpool-based soap opera was all those years ago."
Richard Williams, managing director of digital at STV said: "It may have been two decades since Brookside drew to a close, but the love for the show from its passionate army of fans has never waned...
"We’re so pleased to be the first streaming service to bring this legendary piece of TV history back into viewers’ living rooms for free, and I hope superfans and new audiences alike enjoy all the nostalgic drama that Brookside has to offer on STV Player."
The first ten episodes will land on Wednesday 1st February, with a further five episodes dropping weekly.