Crossroads returned to the ITV network in 2001 after a 13 year absence. The only characters to return from the original series were Jill Harvey, Doris Luke and Adam Chance. The series originally aired five times a week but this was cut back to four episodes from September, 2001 onwards. The motel had been replaced from the original series by a hotel and was now being run by the Russell family.
Age: 49 - Position: Catering Manager
Everything's been handed to Patrick on a plate, which is fortunate as he's not about to leave Crossroads to go looking for it. It's the hotel he built up with his wife - not to mention a generous inheritance.
Patrick's happy to live in his wife's shadow and play the generous host to the guests at the hotel. But daughter Nicola is his Achilles heel - will she prove his undoing?
LATER VERSION OF BIOGRAPHY
Everything's been handed to Patrick on a plate, which is fortunate because he hasn’t go the get up and go to find it himself. He inherited the money to buy Crossroads, and he has Kate’s formidable efficiency to thank for building it up. Patrick's happy to live in his wife's shadow and play the generous host to the guests at the hotel.
His heart is in the right place most of the time and he is liked by most of the staff, although it is Kate who they respect. Unfortunately when it comes to his children he has a blind spot. Having spoilt Mark and Nicola rotten when they were kids, he is too heavy-handed now they are growing up. Patrick has to realise that they won’t stay children forever, but try telling him that when he’s just caught his daughter snogging Phil Berry!
Patrick Russell died from a heart attack, leaving his family financially unstable after a series of unwise investments.
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