By MailOnline Reporter. She set pulses racing as she stripped off for two steamy lesbian romps in political drama The Girlfriend Experience. But Anna Friel's first same-sex storyline occurred 23 years earlier, when she made television history with her lesbian kiss on Brookside at the tender age of Common ground: Anna Friel returns to familiar territory in The Girlfriend Experience pictured , which sees her share lesbian love scenes, 23 years after the kiss that made defined her teenage role on Brookside. In January , the pair kissed in front of 6million viewers - the first ever pre-nine-o'clock watershed lesbian kiss.
Brookside is a British soap opera set in Liverpool , England. The series began on the launch night of Channel 4 on 2 November and ran for 21 years until 4 November Originally intended to be called Meadowcroft ,  the series was produced by Lime Pictures then Mersey Television , and it was conceived by Phil Redmond who also devised Grange Hill — and Hollyoaks —present. Brookside became very successful and was often Channel 4's highest rated programme for a number of years in the mids, with audiences regularly in excess of nine million viewers. Although the series had a long and successful run, by its viewing figures were in terminal decline, and low ratings eventually led to its cancellation in June The first episode of Brookside was repeated as part of Channel 4 at 25 on 1 October The episode aired on More4 in a season of celebratory Channel 4 programmes to mark the channel's first quarter-century.
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It's 20 years ago today that 'Brookside's Beth Jordache took Margaret Clemence in her arms and sealed their romance with the first pre-watershed lesbian kiss on British television. Beth was one of the Channel 4 soap's most popular characters, contributing to the show's enormous ratings at the time, so this was no small thing when she and the family nanny, played by actress Nicola Stephenson, got together on screen. Sadly the answer is yes. Writers of 'EastEnders' have revealed that they have felt a backlash from some viewers after airing scenes which showed characters Johnny Carter and Danny Pennant kissing. Two men sharing a kiss on screen is by no means a new thing - it happened for the first time on British TV nearly 25 years ago, but following the complaints, Daran Little - a writer on the BBC One soap - has claimed there has been "no progress" in attitudes.
Contrary to popular opinion, the lesbian kiss that took place in on long-running Channel 4 soap-opera Brookside was not the first lesbian kiss broadcast on British television. That accolade belongs to Girl. However, the kiss between Beth Jordache Anna Friel and Margaret Clemence Nicola Stephenson was the first lesbian kiss to be broadcast before the watershed 9pm. We urge you to turn off your ad blocker for The Telegraph website so that you can continue to access our quality content in the future. Visit our adblocking instructions page. Telegraph Culture TV. Lesbian kisses, nudity and sex: groundbreaking British TV moments.