Welcome   to   the   new   look   '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   and   co-creator   Peter   Ling   and   we   have   been   proud   to co-operate,   in   the   past,   with   the   official   archive,   over   a   decade,   on   this site;   which   was   noted   as   the   7th   best   classic   TV   site   by   the   Sunday Mercury   Newspaper   in   2006!   CAS   makes   no   profit   and   all   fundraising events are for the serials’ charity, Crossroads Care. '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     weekday     daytime     programme     in     over     sixty     years     of broadcasting by the commercial network on which it was screened.
Lost Crossroads Footage Rediscovered Footage   from   Crossroads,   first   found   in   2008,   and then      subsequently      lost      again,      has      been rediscovered   for   a   second   time   by   Kaleidoscope. The   first   time   the   items   were   recovered   followed a   Crossroads   Fan   Club   tip   off   that   the   ITC   Film   Library   held   far   more   footage than   Granada   Ventures   had   logged.   We   were   proved   correct   as   three   ‘lost’ episodes were found, along with many hours of film inserts. John Forgeham dies aged 75 John   Forgeham   who   played   memorable   Jim   Baines   in   Crossroads   has   died following an accident in his home. The   Sun   notes   John   passed   away   on   March   10th   after   suffering   internal bleeding   following   a   fall.   The   tabloid   goes   on   to   say   John   fell   from   his   bed and   broke   his   collarbone.   He   was   later   rushed   to   hospital   however   died   from the internal injuries. More in our News Section…
Find out about Crossroads Care and how    the   TV    serial    founded,    with ATV Network, the major charity. Read More…
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 is Jane Rossington, who appeared in the programme for over twenty years. Crossroads is the copyright of Central Television/Granada International/Peter Ling/Hazel Adair. Official archive material featured on this website is courtesy of the ATV/Central/Carlton archive. Addition material is courtesy of the Central Enterprises and ITC Entertainment archive. We would like to thank former archive boss James Feltham for his co-operation with this site. A full legal section can be found here.
There   are   a   number   of   ways   you   can   connect   with   the   Fan   Club.   We   don’t charge   a   membership   fee   as   all   membership   is   now   done   via   Facebook. Simply   join   the   CAS   page   over   on   Facebook   to   become   a   member.   If   you want   to   talk   Crossroads   but   not   join   the   club   we   have   a   motel   fan   page on   Facebook   and   you   can   keep   up   to   date   with   fan   club   news   on   our Twitter feed.
The   Crossroads   Years   sub-site   takes a   year-by-year   look   at   all   the   big storylines    from    the   ATV    years    of the show from 1964 to 1981. Read More…