One of the bonuses of working on Crossroads, said Sue Lloyd, is that the cast get lots of laughs from gaffes that crop
up on set.
Tony Adams (Adam Chance in the show) recalled morosely: "Such as when recently I was supposed to say, 'You will
let me have Jill to myself for a couple of days won't you?' and on the recording I said, 'You will let me have myself for
a couple of says...'".
Everybody was most amused at this, although the pace at which Crossroads is put together means that the gaffe will go
out on the air when the time comes.
"It's amusing," said Paul Henry, who as Benny has become a major Crossroads star, "but sometimes we'll stop recording
because the shadow of the microphone can be seen, but more often than not they'll plough through actors' errors."
"Like when someone went to the telephone and said, 'I must answer that cone fall!" said Sue. "Or when I was cooking
and had to say, 'I can do the duck in a flash'. I got it wrong and there was no way that they couldn't re-record!"
"I fell asleep once," said Jane. "It was a tricky scene and I was supposed to be relaxed. I was so relaxed
that my head began to nod and I wouldn't wake up. And then there was the time when Sue fell off the ..."
Sue shrieked: "Oh, I had this very slippery silk dress on. I walked in, perched on the side of the sofa and
skidded straight to the floor.
"I thought, 'Can I crawl back into shot?' The answer was no, so I decided to stay where I was."
Ronnie Allen said: "The actors are supposed to stay in character and wait for a prompt, no matter what happens.
"I remember doing a very moody piece of acting, looking out of the window at the autumn mist and pondering, and suddenly,
I didn't know what play I was in!
"So I just went on moody, moody, moody, but nothing happened, so eventually I just walked up to the camera and said,
'This is an example of an actor staying in character and waiting for his line'."
Quite a hoot, it seems, is Crossroads, aged 20 and going strong.