Welcome to the ‘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 Television Enterprises and co-creator Peter Ling. In 2006 our website was noted as the 7th best classic TV site by West Midlands’ newspaper The Sunday Mercury, high praise indeed… We’ve also featured in the TV Times magazine, The Weekly News newspaper, The One Show, BBC Pebble Mill, Crossroads: 30 Years On and ITV3’s TV Towns, to name only a few.
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 ITV weekday daytime programme in over sixty years of UK commercial broadcasting. In 1996 the series was rerun on UK Gold, in 2015 it returned to screens via Local TV station BCTV in the Midlands and in 2021 classic episodes arrived on BritBox.
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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, since its inception in 1987, has been Jane Rossington a stalwart of the serial. Crossroads is the copyright of Central Television (now ITV Central/ITVplc)/Peter Ling/Hazel Adair. This website is not in any way affiliated with ITVplc or the ITV Archive.
The website is operated in association with ATV Network and the Noele Gordon Estate. Archive Material featured on the society pages has been provided courtesy of the ATV, Central and Carlton Television libraries. Additional material has been issued courtesy of Central Enterprises, ITC Entertainment/Polygram TV, ITV Image Archive via James Feltham as well as contributions from former cast and crew including Jane Rossington, Tony Adams, Stan Stennett, Alan Coleman and Reg Watson. The society is operated as a not-for-profit venture with all fundraising events and ventures to support Crossroads Care, the soap’s official charity. A full legal information page can be found here. A privacy page can be found here.