Someone has started a petition to BRING BACK BROOKSIDE and it would be incredibly exciting if anything was to come of this. https://www.change.org/p/ralph-lee-bring-back-brookside I never thought it would stand a chance of returning, but something the organiser posted really grabbed my attention and I think that would work. Here's a quote from their page. While I understand bringing the series back as an all-year-round soap is highly unlikely, what I'm hoping to achieve with this petition is a series of Brookside specials - finding out where some of the characters are now in their lives. If this were to be successful, which i strongly believe it will be as it's still such a well-loved show, then this would hopefully lead to more. After 14 long years of being off our screens, it's time to catch up with some of the Brookside legends. Many other TV shows have been revived successfully in recent years, which includes Cold Feet (after a 15-year hiatus). I firmly believe Brookside could be too in the form of specials. This would be a nod of acknowledgement to its (deserved) place in British TV history, and how it was a forerunner to other Channel 4 drama's that have that gritty, naturalistic feel.