The Crossroads Years, storyline database from the Crossroads Fan Club. Here we look at November and December 1964.
November 1964 Storylines
November 1964 Production Information
ATV NETWORK at the Alpha Studios, Birmingham.
HAZEL ADAIR AND PETER LING
ALAN COLEMAN, REG WATSON, TIM JONES, JACK BARTON
PETER LING (Week 1 and 2), HAZEL ADAIR (Week 1 and 2), MYLES RUDGE (Week 3), TED DICKS (Week 3), ANDREW HILL (Week 4)
Designers: REX SPENCER and ELIZABETH DORRITY
Floor Managers: PETER HARRIS and LIZ STERN
Production Manager: MARGARET FRENCH
NOELE GORDON – Meg Richardson (episode 1 onwards)
JANE ROSSINGTON – Jill Richardson (episode 1 onwards)
ROGER TONGE – Sandy Richardson (episode 1 onwards)
BERYL JOHNSTONE – Kitty Jarvis (episode 1 onwards)
BRIAN KENT – Dick Jarvis (episode 1 onwards)
DAVID FENNELL – Brian Jarvis (episode 1 onwards)
FRANK GILLOW – Alan Haywood (episode 1 onwards)
MRS. MEARS – Thelma Rogers (episode 1, 21)
PATRICK WADE** – Malcolm Young (episode 1 onwards)
PHILIP WINTER** – Malcolm Young (from episode 11)
VI BLUNDEL – Peggy Aitchison (episode 1 onwards)
GEORGE PETERSHAM – Raymond Mason (episode 1 onwards)
JOAN GORDON – First Motel Guest (non-speaking episode 1)
CARLOS RAFAEL – Anthony Morton (episode 2 onwards)
SARAH PAYNE – Linda Morgan (episode 2,19)
HARRY LEGGETT – Harry Shields (episode 2 onwards)
POLICEMAN – Ralph Lawton (episode 4,5) (will become the regular Kings Oak Policeman)
MAN IN PUB – (missing actor name) (episode 4)
VICTOR AMOS – Anthony Howard (episode 5 onwards)
MR RAWLINGS ∇ – Stanley Illsley (episode 5)
MR HOLLAND – Roger Milner (episode 5)
MISS TRANTER – Peggy Hughes (episode 6 onwards)
JOHN STROUD – Frank Veasey (episode 6)
MR THOMPSON*** – William Avenell (episode 6 onwards)
MILITARY POLICEMAN #1 – Michael Cooke (episode 10,11)
MILITARY POLICEMAN #2 – Peter Elliott (episode 10, 11)
LOUIS BAX – George Raymonde (episode 10)
JANICE GIFFORD – Carolyn Lyster (episode 11 onwards)
1st LEATHER COAT**** – Graham Weston (episode 13)
2nd LEATHER COAT – Lewis Teasdale (episode 13)
CHARLIE FORWARD – (episode 13)
MARILYN GATES – Sue Nicholls (episode 14 onwards)
WOMAN CUSTOMER – Muriel Edwards (episode 14)
BOB WILLIS – Richard Cooper (episode 18)
TREVOR HARRISON – Paul Marklew (episode 19)
MRS GATES – Hilda Marvin (episode 20,21) (Marilyn’s mother)
November Notes of Interest
In the original synopsis, it is Meg Richardson who answers the telephone and speaks the first line. This is changed by the time the final script is signed off. Meg’s first line, mid-way through scene one, is ‘And what exactly is going on here?’
***Mr Thompson is William Avenell’s first role in Crossroads. He was listed in the credits as ‘Bill Avenell’. He is best known to Crossroads viewers as chef Gerald Lovejoy from the late 1960s into the mid-1970s.
****1st LEATHER COAT is Graham Weston’s first role in Crossroads. He was most famous for his late 1970s role as Garage Manager for Go-Col Colin Dutton.
Sue Nicholls makes her début as Marilyn Gates in edition 14.
In November episodes the local pub featured is ‘The Crown’. The road outside the motel we learn leads to Kings Oak Corner and Heathbury’s cinema is called The Regal.
∇ – Monica Lewis’ first role but returns as a different character, as does Stanley Illsley.
Scenes recorded outside feature in the opening of episode one. (Motel grounds as a car arrives), episode 16 (street scene and country lane), episode 17 (outside the motel). While no footage from the first 40 episodes survives a reel of film containing early stills from episode one through to January 1965 did exist in the Central News archive. There are no stop-shot cliffhanger sequences in the early episodes (The short scene that followed the closing titles).
December 1964 Storylines