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: Housekeeper
Mediocrity comes knocking at Virginia's door on a regular basis. She's never had much of a career, although that doesn't prevent her bossing for England. The senior receptionist job at Crossroads is the best title she's ever had and it means the world to her.
In her mind, she's a misunderstood heroine, a persecuted goddess who believes herself to be related to the royal family. But beneath the first-class snob is a more vulnerable Virginia. Only time will tell who gets to see it.
LATER VERSION OF BIOGRAPHY:
That's Miss Raven to you! Virginia is the hotel jobsworth, and woe betide any employee who commits a misdemeanour on her shift. She's a perfectionist, but mediocrity has plagued her all her life and she knows she'll never achieve her dream of becoming an air-hostess. The best job title she's ever had was senior receptionist at Crossroads so she was gutted when Jake demoted her to housekeeper.
Virginia's life has been full of disappointments. She was engaged once, to Bernard her tango dancing partner, but he jilted her for another member of the tango class after getting caught up in the passion of the music. Rocky would love to restore her happiness, but will Virginia ever lower her guard, and her standards, enough to give him a chance?
Virginia was whisked away from Crossroads by taxi driver, John - but the relationship didn't last and she returned to Crossroads. Virgina was later joined by daughter, Helen.
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