FROM THE ARCHIVE OF: The TV Room
The 5.05pm Channel 4 junction.
[00:00:00] STING: a Soap Weekend sting featuring Brookside character Harry Cross (Bill Dean)..
[00:00:04] PROGRAMME GRAPHIC: a Soap Weekend graphic for Brookside Omnibus.
The programme followed the commercial break.
[00:00:13] GRAPHIC: a special Soap Weekend ‘Question/Answer’ graphic.
A question about Brookside: “What is the name of Sheila Grant’s husband?”. We’ll get the answer after the break.
[00:00:22] BREAK BUMPER: the standard Channel 4 break bumper.
We’ve excluded the commercial break from our video clip.
[00:00:23] GRAPHIC: a special Soap Weekend ‘Question/Answer’ graphic.
The answer to the Brookside question is “Bobby”.
[00:00:32] PROGRAMME PROMOTION: a preview of some programmes included in Soap Weekend tomorrow evening:
6pm Coronation Street.
6.30pm The Real Coronation Street.
8pm The Coronation Street Years.
[00:01:03] IDENT: one of the special Soap Weekend idents is used to link into the omnibus episode of Brookside.
[00:01:15] PROGRAMME: the opening titles from an omnibus episode of Brookside.
The clip also includes the first scene.
RELATED ARTICLE: you can view the junction that preceded this one here.
PICTURED: Brookside opening titles. COPYRIGHT: Channel 4 Television Corporation.
From that strange period where the Brookside omnibus was put out cropped to 14:9 – and it was cropped from 4:3, it wasn’t the case that it was made in 16:9 like Hollyoaks was.
You can tell that by comparing the footage between the original broadcast and the omnibus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PCI__zU36o.
In fact you’ll notice they’ve framed it by cropping all the picture from the bottom but nothing from the top. This is how it’s been on all the mid-90s omnibus editions I’ve seen. Quite an unusual decision.