Frank Rogers (Brookside)
|Portrayed by||Peter Christian|
|First appearance||1 December 1987|
|Last appearance||5 November 1993|
Frank Rogers is a fictional character in the British soap opera, Brookside, played by Peter Christian from 1987 until the character's demise in November 1993. He died in hospital on his wedding day, shortly after being injured in a car crash that was caused by Jimmy Corkhill. His passenger Tony Dixon died in hospital three months later.
The Rogers family were introduced in 1987, initially renting No7 from Harry Cross. In 1989, Frank buys the larger No 5 and the family move-in in place of the Grant family.
Frank is an ambitious lorry driver who has been promised a desk-job, which has yet to come. On the advice of his wife Chrissy, he drives his lorry down to London to meet with the management and find out why he has not yet received a promotion. While down in London his lorry is stolen and he ends up facing a disciplinary hearing.
Marriage to Chrissy
When the Rogers family are introduced, Frank is married to Chrissy Rogers. Their marriage has its strains, particularly while their daughter Sammy Rogers is in a coma following a car accident. This results in further stress after Sammy pulls through she becomes an alcoholic. The couple split up in 1991.
Marriage to Lyn
Frank meets Lyn Mathews at her brothers funeral in 1992. The pair become close and eventually start seeing each other. After Lyn becomes pregnant with Frank's baby, the couple marry in November 1993.
Following his wedding in November 1993, Frank sets off for his reception with Tony Dixon in the car. Jimmy Corkhill at the time is driving after a heavy cocaine session and his erratic driving forces Frank off the road. Frank is badly injured and dies shortly after arriving in hospital despite the attempts by medical staff to revive him. The following month, Lyn, who escaped unhurt from the crash, miscarries his baby after an altercation with Frank's daughter Sammy which resulted in her falling down the stairs.
Tony was left in a coma and died in hospital in February 1994. At Tony's funeral, Jimmy finally confessed to Ron that he had caused the crash.
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