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Springhill was a British soap opera/drama created by Paul Abbott, produced by Granada Television, and broadcast from 1 October 1996 to 18 June 1997 on the Sky One satellite channel, and later on Channel 4.[1] It consisted of 2 series, each containing 26 episodes. Set in Liverpool, Springhill based its main theme on the battle between good and evil, entwined around a complex family drama.[2] Issues covered included adoption revelation, genetic sexual attraction, bigamy, homosexuality, infertility, surrogacy and murder.[3] Aside from this there was a supernatural aspect, which included elements of religion, Angels, apparitions, witchcraft, time travel and the Second Coming of Christ.[4][5]

Springhill
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GenreDrama/Soap opera
Created byPaul Abbott
Frank Cottrell Boyce
StarringGilly Coman
Katharine Rogers
Christine Tremarco
Sharon Byatt
Judy Holt
Crissy Rock
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series2
No. of episodes52
Production
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Granada Television
Release
Original networkChannel 4
Sky One
Picture format4:3
Audio formatStereo
Original release1 October 1996 (1996-10-01) –
18 June 1997 (1997-06-18)

Contents

CastEdit

DVD releasesEdit

Springhill was released on Region 1 DVD on 18 June 2013.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Encyclopedia of television. Newcomb, Horace., Museum of Broadcast Communications. (2nd ed.). New York: Fitzroy Dearborn. 2004. pp. 3–4. ISBN 1579583946. OCLC 54462093.CS1 maint: others (link)
  2. ^ "Springhill: Series One : FilmMonthly". www.filmmonthly.com. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  3. ^ Davies, Russell T. (15 September 2003). "Russell T Davies on Queer As Folk". the Guardian. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  4. ^ a b c "DVD Review: Springhill (Series One) | Inside Pulse". insidepulse.com. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  5. ^ "DVD Review: 'Springhill - Series One' | Blogcritics". blogcritics.org. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  6. ^ Hayward, Anthony (18 July 2010). "Gilly Coman obituary". the Guardian. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  7. ^ a b c d "Springhill (1996)". BFI. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  8. ^ a b c d TV.com. "Springhill". TV.com. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  9. ^ "Scot Williams". BFI. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  10. ^ Collinson, Dawn (11 June 2015). "I came out as gay - and people tried to have me exorcised". liverpoolecho. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  11. ^ "Meet the cast and characters of Shetland". Radio Times. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  12. ^ "Vickie Gates". BFI. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  13. ^ "Samantha Lavelle". BFI. Retrieved 7 June 2018.

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