Saturday, 19 June 2010

1980: The Wedding Of David And Barbara Hunter...

From the Daily Mirror, 5 April, 1980:

All the world loves a wedding - and the bosses of ITV's Crossroads series are hoping their viewers are no exception.

For next Wednesday David Hunter, who runs the famous Midlands motel, is taking the plunge with vivacious Barbara Brady, played by Sue Lloyd.

It promises to be the screen wedding of the year as Hunter - actor Ronald Allen - escorts his bride to the picteresque church at St Mary Magdalene at Tamworth-in-Arden, Warwickshire, for a blessing after the register-office ceremony.

He's been wooing her long enough. And the programme chiefs hope the wedding will woo a few more regular viewers too.

Sue Lloyd had made her Crossroads debut as Barbara Brady the previous year, a mysterious figure who acted as housekeeper to Lloyd Munroe (Alan Gifford) and appeared to be set on poisoning him! But she was in reality an authoress, simply carrying out some research for her latest novel.

Barbara soon found herself dallying with David and the local doctor, but in 1980 she plumped for our Mr Hunter of the motel.

The Hunters became, in my opinion, one of the most enjoyable ingredients of the show as a married couple in the early-to-mid 1980s - a King's Oak era which I thoroughly enjoyed.

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