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Brookside Close goes up for sale
Brookside close
Phil Redmond began broadcasting Brookside in 1982
Some of the most famous houses on TV are going on sale, 25 years after their debut in a Merseyside soap opera.

Fans of Brookside are being offered the chance to buy a piece of television history, after the owner announced the drama's set was for sale.

The close of homes in West Derby is where the controversial lesbian kiss took place and where Trevor Jordache was buried under the patio.

The three and four bedroom houses are expected to fetch about 250,000 each.

I was proud to be part of something that pushed the boundaries
Suzanne Collins who played Nikki Shadwick in Brookside

David Cox, who works for the company which currently owns Brookside Close said the houses would be on the market before Christmas with a local estate agent.

He added: "People will be getting a piece of history.

"We have been getting a lot of interest, people come from all over the country to see the close and inquire after buying one of the houses, now they can."

The show - which at its peak had audiences of eight million - ended in 2003 after 21 years on Channel Four.

Brookside scene
Mandy and Beth Jordache killed Trevor, Beth's father and buried him under the patio

It was created by Phil Redmond, who is also responsible for Hollyoaks and Grange Hill.

In the final episode, drug dealer Jack Michaelson, played by Paul Duckworth, was hanged from his own bedroom window.

Suzanne Collins, who played Nikki Shadwick, said: "I was proud to be part of something that pushed the boundaries.

"Everyone used to talk about the body under the patio, like Fred West, it was like Phil Redmond was psychic or something, before things happened in real life they happened in Brookside."

The soap's most famous exports include Anna Friel, who played Beth Jordache, and Sue Johnston and Ricky Tomlinson, famous for their roles in The Royle Family.



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