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Welcome to Destination Crossroads: The Location Guide for Crossroads

 

From the very earliest days of television, the various companies that have the privilege of broadcasting to the nation have looked for ways to engage with their viewers. Apart from local news and current affairs, one of the most successful ways of doing this is to set a drama series in the location you are targeting…

 

For the Midlands ITV franchise holder, ATV (later Central / Carlton / ITV) the solution was simple. In 1964, writers Hazel Adair and Peter Ling came up with the concept of a soap opera set in a fictional motel in the Midlands. A competition was held across the region to come up with a name for the programme… Eventually the title was chosen and a TV legend was born.

 

From 1964 – 1988, (and again from 2001-2003) millions of viewers tuned in each episode to catch up with the lives, loves, trials and tribulations of the staff and customers of the Crossroads Motel.

 

But just how strong were the show’s links to the community it served? Where were the various scenes filmed? On this site you will be able to find out exactly where each version of “the motel” actually was – and maybe, like me, you will contemplate your own visit to the village of Kings Oak…

 

WEBSITE COMING SOON…

 

 

Some of the locations used as the “Crossroads Motel” – Walford College in Baschuch, The Longshoot Motel in Nuneaton, The Golden Valley Hotel, Cheltenham and the Penns Hall Hotel, Sutton Coldfield. CLICK HERE for more information…