Welcome   to   the   new   look   'Crossroads   Motel'   website,   the   home   of   the   long running fan club for the ATV, Central and Carlton serial Crossroads. The   show   ran   on   television   in   the   UK   from   1964   to   1988   and   a   new   version of   the   series   aired   from   2001-2003.   The   club   was   endorsed   with   official status   by   Central   and   co-creator   Peter   Ling   and   we   have   been   proud   to co-operate,   in   the   past,   with   the   official   archive,   over   a   decade,   on   this site;   which   was   noted   as   the   7th   best   classic   TV   site   by   the   Sunday Mercury   Newspaper   in   2006!   CAS   makes   no   profit   and   all   fundraising events are for the serials’ charity, Crossroads Care. 'Crossroads'   revolved   around   the   village   of   Kings   Oak,   near   Birmingham, and   the   main   location   of   the   Crossroads   Motel.   While   Crossroads,   the   UK's first   full-length   daily   soap,   wasn't   much   liked   by   many   critics,   the   show reached    up    to    18    million    viewers    at    its    peak    and    became    an    award winning    daytime    serial.    In    fact,    to    date,    the    saga    is    Britain's    most successful     weekday     daytime     programme     in     over     sixty     years     of broadcasting by the commercial network on which it was screened.
Terry Wogan Dies BBC   Radio   2’s Terry   Wogan   has   died   aged   77. Terry often    spoke    of    Crossroads    on    his    top-rating breakfast    show    in    the    1970s    and    80s    including branding   JoAnne   Good’s   character   of   Carol   Sands as   ‘The   UK’s   poison   dwarf’   in   reference   to   Dallas’   Lucy   Ewing.   Other   topics   of conversation   included   Doris   Luke’s   hats   and   the   depressing   nature   of   ‘Benny’s Theme’ by Simon May. (January 2016) Paul Henry Marks ITV’s 60th Anniversary Paul   Henry,   the   motel’s   popular   handyman   Benny   Hawkins,   appears   on   the Lorraine    programme    as    part    of    commercial    television    in    the    UK’s    60th Anniversary Celebrations. (September 2015) Vanessa Feltz proves she’s a Crossroads super-fan On   BBC   One’s   The   TV   That   Made   Me,   hosted   by   comedian   Brian   Connolly, Vanessa   Feltz   proved   she   really   is   a   Crossroads   know-all.   The   TV   and   radio presenter    amazed    Brian    with    the    knowledge    of    the    long    running    saga. (September 2015)
Find out about Crossroads Care and how    the   TV    serial    founded,    with ATV Network, the major charity. Read More…
The Crossroads Appreciation Society is the Central Television fan club for the long running serial ‘Crossroads’. The fan club was endorsed by rights holder Central Enterprises and co-Creator and co-copyright holder Peter Ling on behalf of Ling and Adair. The lead patron of the society is Jane Rossington, who appeared in the programme for over twenty years. Crossroads is the copyright of Central Television/Peter Ling/Hazel Adair. Official archive material featured on this website is courtesy of the ATV/Central/Carlton archive. Addition material is courtesy of the Central Enterprises and ITC Entertainment archive. We would like to thank former archive boss James Feltham for his co-operation with this site. A full legal section can be found here.
There   are   a   number   of   ways   you   can   connect   with   the   Fan   Club.   We   don’t charge   a   membership   fee   as   all   membership   is   now   done   via   Facebook. Simply   join   the   CAS   page   over   on   Facebook   to   become   a   member.   If   you want   to   talk   Crossroads   but   not   join   the   club   we   have   a   motel   fan   page on   Facebook   and   you   can   keep   up   to   date   with   fan   club   news   on   our Twitter feed.
The   Crossroads   Years   sub-site   takes a   year-by-year   look   at   all   the   big storylines    from    the   ATV    years    of the show from 1964 to 1981. Read More…