Your earliest soap memory?

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  1. emm1978

    emm1978 Soap Chat Active Member

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    My earliest soap memory, quite a scary one as I was only 2, was from Coronation Street, when Renee Roberts was killed when her car was hit by a truck in 1980.

    Typically dramatic stuff from the Street. :O
     
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  2. Ome

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    I have two memories and depending on when their aired will determine which one came first.

    Corrie - I remember Deidre frantically looking for Tracy under the rubble outside the Rovers, I can still hear her shouting Tracy as I type this.

    Crossroads - A woman fell (or was she pushed) and banged her head against a sink, then I see Benny in his hat getting arrested for the murder, if it was a murder I can't remember any other details. I also remember it happening on a Friday night and my mum saying we will have to wait until Monday to find out what happened.

    Both those were shocking to me at the time and I recall feeling very anxious about both.
     
  3. emm1978

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    I know the Coronation Street ones from 1979 exist. Not sure if those Crossroads ones still do ATV and Central lost a lot of material from around then.

    Yorkshire and Granada seemed to look after their archives better since all Coronation Street and Emmerdale episodes still exist.
     
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    My first soap memories was the 1993 Beckindale Plane Crash, I was at my grans and she’s watched Emmerdale since the mid 1980s I thought it was a disaster film at the time, I was only four
     
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    We used to have a few Crossroads fans on here before the crash, the only member I think may know is @Angela Christmas - If you're out there, can you remember when this story was?

    :floor:
     
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    Great question.

    My earliest memory was a special episode of Crossroads that was only broadcast in the Thames TV London area. Until that point, London viewers were always about 6 months behind on episode broadcast dates compared with the rest of the country. In the run up to Meg's wedding to Hugh Mortimer, Londoners were treated to a catch-up episode in which Meg, Sandy and possibly Jill too, spoke directly to camera and explained what happened in the missing episodes before we went into an ad break after which we saw the second half of an episode that was at the same stage in the story as the rest of the country.
     
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    Bloody hell! I'm shocked.
     
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    The story you refer to in your earlier post was when Linda Welch was killed by the married manager of the Crossroads garage with who she was having an affair and tried to blackmail him when he tried to end it. I think his name was Colin but I'm not sure. Benny found the body and Colin came in and said "Oh Benny, what have you done?" and then the credits rolled. I reckon it was about 1980.
     
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    Brilliant!!! Thank you.


    I remember that scene much better now and it was the implication this guy was making which what caused me to panic as a little naive boy looking at the grown-up world of television.

    Both Crossroads and Corrie were always on our TV in the 70s, but it's only the more dramatic scenes I remember. In fact, I remember hating those shows back then and now I can't get enough of Corrie.
     
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    I remember the Crossroads fire, but better than that I remember the Southfork fire. That's my earliest memory of Sue Ellen. I was so upset cos I thought she was going to die. I was only a tote at the time.:(
     
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    When it comes to Dallas, the earliest scene I remember is one with JR & Bobby and there was snow on the ground. I didn't fully appreciate Dallas until a little later. It was my dad who watched it back then. I do remember feeling scared of Katherine and then that fear turned to lust, well lust from a young teenage boy's mind.
     
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    I don't remember everything about Crossroads from that time because I would have still been in infant or junior school but I vividly remember that piece of dialogue because of the injustice of the way he blamed Benny for a crime that he himself committed.
     
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    :D

    I used to be scared of her too. My mum used to say (classic N Irish expression) 'She's a bad egg' every time she was on screen.
     
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    Yes and now you've helped me remember it. :jb:
     
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    My earliest Brookside memory was watching a woman (Petra) waking up and finding her husband (Gavin) dead in the bed, lying just by her side. That was quite traumatic.

    I didn't become a fan of the show until days before Petra disappeared and again I found myself on the edge of my seat wondering if they were going to find her. I was even more distraught when they said she was dead.
     
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    I was looking and hoping to find that scene with Colin & Benny, but no luck.

    I did find this

     
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    We still call those hats 'Benny hats'.
     
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    I don't really watch Coronation Street regularly (I only ever watched it after big storyline was promoted in the media) so I'm not sure of the timelines and which came first. I remember Ernest Bishop being shot in a robbery and a lorry crashing and tipping it's load on the street where Deidre left Tracey in a pushchair.
     
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    Even though I know I watched parts of Dallas when my mom was watching it, and I remember her correctly predicting Kristin as the perpetrator over the "Who Shot J.R." summer, I do not actually have any memory of them. My first memory of a soap is of the pilot episode of Dynasty, which I was able to watch because everybody else was talking with relatives visiting from Austria, and I had the TV to myself. When the Bill Conti music started going and I saw the mansion, I felt this was going to be different from anything I had ever watched before. And so an addiction was born, at the age of 10.
     
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    It's probably not my first but the one memory that stands out for me is always Tiffany's NYE death on Eastenders. She was my absolute favourite character at the time - I was 6 years old:p - and I was really sad when she died, especially because it was so scary and sudden.

     

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