"i've been in the show twice before," Deirdre explained. "Once I was a waitress, called Betty as I remember.
When Diane went off for a while to live in Oxford, I was her friend there. The other part was a girl from London who
came up to the Motel and turned out to be a confidence trickster. That's really going back a few years."
Playing Annie is just the sort of part Deirdre Costello enjoys. "It's smashing," she says. "I don't really
like playing glamorous people. It's more fun playing people that look pretty terrible. After all, when you get
up in the morning looking a wreck it's alright because you know that by the end of the day you'll look even worse.
But if you're playing a glamorous role, there's all that worrying about make-up, hair and so on."
When she's not working her occasional roles at the Crossroads Motel, Deirdre has a full and varied acting career.
She's been on the Dick Emery Show and done a guest appearance on the ever popular 'On The Buses'. And she played a glamour
role in 'Coronation Street'. She's currently working on another series called 'I Didn't Know You Cared'. "I play
this very outgoing extrovert factory girl." She's also looking forward to playing a criminal's wife in an upcoming episode
of TV's toughest cop show, 'The Sweeney'.
Meanwhile, Deirdre is helping Crossroads keep its lofty position at the top of the ratings chart with her
portrayal of the new char at the Motel. "She's really quite a jokey, comic character, but sometimes a bit of sadness
does creep in. After all, her husband is out of work and that's obviously not particularly funny. Still, on the
whole, she does come across as quite a jolly person."
As a veteran of the show, even if her appearances are few and far between, Deirdre has no doubts that Crossroads
is both enjoyable and highly efficient. "The pressure is amazing, of course, but everyone here is so sensible about
it. There's no big fuss, we just get on with it. If anything you find more messing about in a show where there's
far less to do and everyone keeps rushing around worrying. They're always saying 'Do you think you'll be ok?' and so
on. Up here everyone just accepts that you'll be ok, that you'll get on with the job as efficiently as everyone else
By the time this edition of Crossroads Monthly appears, viewers will be saying goodbye yet again to Deirdre Costello.
But whether she's a waitress, a confidence trickster or a charlady, there's no doubt that anytime Deirdre wants to drop in
at the Crossroads Motel, she'll prove yet again a popular member of an ever-popular team.