In terms of the Midlands soaps, there’s only been Doctors and Crossroads that were successful and long-running. The remaining writers could’ve continued Crossroads after Hazel Adair and Peter Ling. Whilst killing off Jill Harvey didn’t help the show, bringing back Stevie Harris (Wendy Padbury) and George Petersham (Raymond Mason) would’ve helped compensate for the loss. Crossroads could’ve moved on from Jill Harvey therefore, with the characters being blended in well with the cast from when it ended in 2003 and picking up where it left off. It’d need a good producer though who knows what they’re doing and getting the balance correct with blending/merging the original Crossroads and new Crossroads together to form one successful continuous prolonged show.