Soaps on DVD: London Bridge and Revelations

RevelationsEpisodes from two 1990s soaps, London Bridge and Revelations, have been released for the first time on DVD.


The late-night soap ran for two seasons in the 1990s and was created by Russell T. Davies who would later write the critically acclaimed Queer as Folk and re-launch Doctor Who in 2005. Davies would also go on to create The Grand and write for Coronation Street following his work on the late-night soap. Revelations was based around the family of Anglican Bishop Edward Rattigan (Paul Shelley) whose family life was anything but holy. As with most soaps sex, lust, betrayal and seduction played a large part in the storylines. Amongst the cast of the series were Sue Holderness, Judy Loe, Emma Roberts and Ben Hull who would later crop up in Hollyoaks, Brookside, Family Affairs and The Royal Today. Revelations originally aired on ITV before being picked up by Sky One.


London Bridge

The short-lived soap was shown by Carlton in the London area and was its first attempt at producing a soap opera – in the early 2000s Carlton revived the midlands soap Crossroads. London Bridge originally launched in 1996 as a late-night drama but was re-launched after its first season a twice weekly soap opera. Despite not being broadcast outside of the London area it still attracted quite a few actors who have since gone onto better things. Amongst the cast of London Bridge over its course actors such as Simone Labibib and Miranda Jones, both of whom would later star in Bad Girls together, were amongst the cast. Brookside/Casualty actress Sunetra Sarker, also known for her role in No Angels, was also part of the cast. Other cast members included Sean Francis, Jo-Anne Stockham and Ellen Thomas.

The series is being released by Network DVD who have previously released fellow ITV soaps such as Crossroads, Emergency Ward 10, Coronation Street and Emmerdale. Both Revelations and London Bridge are now available to buy on DVD.