The Crossroads Fan Club on Television, radio and in print.
We simply haven’t the space to list every single edition of every programme we have featured in over the past few decades, so instead here is a list of some of the main productions and publications we’ve featured in down the years.
TV-am – Good Morning Britain – The launch of the Fan Club was discussed with John Kavyo in 1988.
London Weekend Television – The Six O’clock Show – We joined in the debate on the end of Series One. John Kavyo interviewed.
BBC Television (BBC1) – Open Air – The BBC celebrated Crossroads as the show came to a close in 1988. John Kavyo interviewed and a report on the Crossroads Fan Club was included.
TVS – Coast to Coast. The regional news programme finds out how the Crossroads Appreciation Society has been inundated with letters from viewers missing their thrice-weekly fix of the saga after its recent departure from ITV screens.
BBC Television (BBC1) – Daytime Live (Pebble Mill) – November 1989 saw the 25th Anniversary celebration for the soap. Simon Cole was interviewed and a report on the Crossroads Fan Club event featured.
Central Independent Television – Central News – A report on the Crossroads Appreciation Society’s 25th Anniversary celebrations for the soap. John Kavyo interviewed.
Central Independent Television – Central Weekend Live – a debate on Crossroads saw fan club members talk about the show, including Peter Kingsman.
TV-am – Good Morning Britain – Ex-Crossroads star Stan Stennett discusses the up-coming fan club event at his theatre, which will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the first episode of the recently axed soap. 1989.
Yorkshire Television – The James Whale Radio Show – In 1990 James held a debate on Soap operas, John Kavyo shared his views.
BSB – Stephen Cove, Simon Cole and John Kavyo were interviewed on the Galaxy Channel series 31 West. 1991.
BBC Television (BBC1) – Gloria Live – Peter Kingsman discusses Noele Gordon and the Crossroads Fan Club.
BBC Television (BBC1) – Gloria Live – Gloria Hunniford discusses with the fan club the news that Central Enterprises and Crossroads creators Peter Ling and Hazel Adair are trying to get a film of the saga made to the tune of £1.8 million. 1991.
Meridian Television – Late Night Live. Stephen Cove appeared on the local debate show for the Southern ITV region. 1993.
Central Independent Television – Crossroads 30 Years On – Another landmark in 1994 as the ITV network celebrated the 30th anniversary of the first episode. Peter Kingsman co-presented.
Anglia Television – Anglia News – Crossroads’ 30th anniversary is looked at and how the soap lives on in the Anglia TV region. Peter Kingsman features. 1994.
Channel 4 – Two Four Productions – Collector’s Lot. Peter Kingsman shows Sue Cook his impressive Crossroads archive. He notes that he doesn’t have a copy of “Meg’s famous sitting room painting” which a replica of was released by Woman’s Weekly in the mid-1970s. Channel 4 were sent hundreds of copies of it to pass on to Peter! 1997.
Anglia Television – Anglia News – Another report from Anglia on Crossroads and its fan club in 1998 as Peter Kingsman shows the soap is still fondly remembered.
Thames Television – Open House with Gloria Hunniford – In 2000 rumours of a return for Crossroads were high, so Channel 5’s open house held a discussion on the enduring love for the soap. Peter Kingsman was a guest.
Carlton Television – The fan club featured as part of the press launch of the new series (not for TV broadcast). Peter Kingsman represented the fans at the event.
ITN – ITV News – A report on the ‘return’ of Crossroads to ITV features on all the main ITV News programmes. Peter Kingsman shares his views on the revival.
Anglia Television – Anglia News – With the fan club being based in their region the local news hold another chat with Peter Kingsman, this time on the return of Crossroads.
Carlton Television – Crossroads – The Comeback – A documentary on the return of Crossroads was produced during 2000 and 2001 to show how much effort the production company had gone to, to recreate the Midland motel. Peter Kingsman interviewed.
Carlton Television – Central Weekend – The long-running Central Television chat show discusses the revived soap opera with Peter Kingsman there to give a fans viewpoint.
Granada Television – Soap Fever – ITV2’s soap news programme. This edition featured debate and interviews on the re-launched soap. Peter Kingsman shared his views.
BBC Television – Soap Chat – BBC Choice’s soap news show. This 2001 edition debates why new Crossroads is failing to please the original fans of the soap opera. Daniel Landsberger interviewed.
Channel 4 – Planet 24 – The Big Breakfast. Entertainment report on the new Crossroads and why it fails to please old fans. (Never screened – the parent company of Planet 24, Carlton, pulled the report.)
London Weekend Television – It Shouldn’t Happen On.. A TV Soap – A look at the third series of Crossroads from 2003 and why it should never have happened! Scott Curtis provided an interview and information. 2005.
ITV3 – TV Towns – 2007 A programme that looked at the most popular programmes to come out of Birmingham. Justin Mason and Michael Cooke were interviewed in the old ATV Centre studios for the programme to discuss Crossroads.
BBC Television (BBC1) – The One Show – the live daily magazine series looked back at memorable television endings and a fan club member was dispatched as the CAS spokesperson to chat about the demise of Crossroads. 2010.
ITV – ITV Central News. To mark the 50th anniversary of Crossroads the Central News team catch up with some fan club members as well as series actors Tony Adams and Jane Rossington. 2014.
Talk Radio – Lorraine Kelly Show – Stephen Cove impresses Lorraine with his Noele Gordon impression. (1990s)
BBC Radio Newcastle – Jon Harle Afternoon Show – Songs from the Soaps. Crossroads music information provided by Simon Turner. (2004).
Shine Radio – Afternoon Show – Although ITV didn’t do anything for Crossroads, commercial radio also celebrated 40 years since Crossroads started and how the fan club has kept the memory going. Mike Garrett interviewed. (2004)
BBC Radio West Midlands – The Late Show – It was left to the BBC to celebrate Crossroads’ 40th anniversary. Mike Garrett shared his views on the soap.(2005)
BBC Radio Southern Counties – Bill Buckley Show – Crossroads debate and Crossroads Quiz. CAS won the ‘Know it all with Knobs On’ game. Mike Garrett featured. (2005)
BBC Radio Newcastle – Paddy MacDee Show – Crossroads chat and music tracks from the series played. Information about the cast, our website and DVD news provided by one of the fan club members, Simon Turner (2006)
Isle Of Wight Radio – Alex Dyke Show – A discussion with Alex Dyke about the series, the DVD releases and Noele Gordon’s enduring popularity. The station was also airing some ‘mini’ new editions of the soap. Mike Garrett was interviewed for CAS(2007)
BBC Radio West Midlands – Ed Doolan Show – in a week of specials Ed was looking at ‘Appreciation Society’ organisations, and the first to be featured was the Crossroads Fan Club. Mike Garrett was interviewed. (2008)
BBC Radio West Midlands – Janice Long Show – Mike Garrett was interviewed for the fan club about the amazing discovery that a 1965 episode had been discovered. An ITV.com boss also featured. (2008)
BBC Radio 2 – The Paul O’Grady Show. Several weeks worth of Crossroads debate, including playing the Crossroads Theme Tune for the Appreciation Society members and discussing memories of the cast, including Paul’s favourite the reformed prostitute Vera Downend played by Zeph Gladstone. (2010)
BBC Radio Coventry and Warwickshire – The Vic Minett Afternoon Show. Mike Garrett was interviewed along with Crossroads actor Tony Adams. The programme ‘celebrated’ the Appreciation Society (in a week of appreciation society specials) as well as look back at the series. (2011)
BBC Radio Coventry and Warwickshire – The Vic Minett Afternoon Show. Mike Garrett of the Fan Club and Crossroads actor Tony Adams re-appear for a Bonfire week special promoting Hedgehog safety via a spoof motel-based soap opera. (2011).
BBC Radio WM. The BBC West Midlands radio station celebrated presenter Ed Doolan’s 30 years with the network by revisiting some of his past glories. On Sunday 19th February 2012 the station repeated an hour-long interview with Noele Gordon from 1983 which had been recorded in Venice. Maria Brabiner from the fan club and ATV spoke to Ed at the end of the repeat about the enduring popularity of Noele.
TV Times – Featured CAS’ launch in 1988, and have been spoken of occasionally since.
The Weekly News – report on the 1989 anniversary celebrations. (Oct 1989).
Evening Echo – General report on how Crossroads lives on via the fan club. 1990.
The Sun / The Stage (and various others) – 1991 coverage of the Central staff and the fan clubs attempt to make a film of the soap.
Birmingham Mail – Peter Kingsman discusses the old and new Crossroads Motel as its revived by ITV. 2000.
Birmingham Mail – Peter Kingsman discusses the return of Crossroads. 2001.
Birmingham Mail – Peter Kingsman is photographed at the Carlton studios as he’s given the ‘final official tour’ of the Crossroads Hotel, and is given what remains of the ATV picture and document archive. 2003.
Express and Star – Helped with our DVD campaign.
Middlesbrough Gazette – Featured CAS’ DVD awareness drive in 2004.
The Daily Telegraph – Their readers voted Crossroads the best TV programme of 1974, but we’ve assisted them with Peter Ling details.
BBC News Online – Provided information to various reporters mainly to do with the numerous axings of the recent spin-offs.
Birmingham Mail – Featured the DVD petition by CAS.
Croydon Advertiser – Assisted with photo information and other details concerning Peter Ling.
ITV Entertainment News Webpage – Featured an interview with CAS’ Tony Wilson over the news that a DVD was to be released of classic Crossroads episodes in 2005.
BBC News Online – Provided information on Christmas storylines in the soap. 2006.
A ‘Gay Magazine’ – Assisted with the shows history and also Tony Adams information for an article on Crossroads which was to appear in this South Coast publication. 2006.
ITV.com, Best Of ITV, Crossroads – Information provided for a new expanded Crossroads page to the ITV web team. 2008
Cherished Television – Information provided to the website about the motel saga.
Real Lives Magazine – One of the fan clubs female members is profiled for her love of the soap. 2008.
Sunday Mercury – CAS online listed as 7th best ‘television archive’ website. 2008.
ITV Teletext – CAS most famously featured on their news pages when our patron Jane Rossington called the new set for the 2003 series “a brothel” in one of our interviews.
The Independent, The Guardian, The Times and several local publications. Details provided on John Bentley, the actor. 2009.
Shropshire Star, Featured CAS due to the discovery of the original motel location of Walford Hall.
Daily Express, covered the fan club’s discovery of the original outdoor location for the recording of Crossroads. 2010.
Birmingham Mail and local business websites noted ATV and CAS had returned to Birmingham Cathedral to record an interview with Jane Rossington. 2010.
The Weekly News. National newspaper story on the Crossroads Fan Club and ATV Network programme, Return to Crossroads. 2011.
Birmingham Mail, CAS discuss the fact ten years have passed since the failed remake of Crossroads and look to celebrating the show’s 50th anniversary in 2014. 2013.
Birmingham Mail, Midlands Locations on Television, Crossroads feature. The locations as listed on this site feature as a report in the Birmingham Mail on places used for filming by Crossroads. Link to fan club included. 2014.
The People’s Friend Magazine – a double-page spread using the fan club’s ‘About Crossroads’ and ‘Series One’ pages as a basis for the article. 2014.
The Weekly News. Crossroads Feature with fan club information and quotes. 2014.