It's 18 years ago tomorrow since this first hit our screens. Not YouTube, but Dailymotion... full episodes from the first reboot of Crossroads. The last two from 2001, and the first two from 2002.
From the the period that it started to actually get really good. Such a waste that it wasn't given more time before the ill-fated second reboot.
Weird to think it's been off screen three years longer than the gap between the original run and the two revivals.
Although I could never describe myself as a fan or regular viewer, the 2001 series of Crossroads was for the most part a pretty decent soap - it did not attempt to merely copy the original, but still included enough nods to the past and a handful of characters from the original series. When it returned in 2002 the programme was barely recognisable, and you get the impression someone somewhere really wanted it to fail so ITV could close the door on Crossroads/Lenton Lane altogether.
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