Steve Murray (Brookside)
|Portrayed by||Steven Fletcher|
|First appearance||28 March 2000|
|Last appearance||4 November 2003|
|Created by||Phil Redmond|
|Brookside: Unfinished Business|
Steven 'Steve' Murray is a fictional character in the defunct Channel 4 soap opera Brookside. He was portrayed by Steven Fletcher from 2000 until the final episode of the series in 2003. Steve subsequently appeared in a video spin-off, Brookside: Unfinished Business.
When Lindsey Corkhill sold No.9 the Murray family moved in. The Murrays were billed as an attempt to return to its original form of conventional families rather than the waifs and strays it had become better known for. The Murrays were a hard-working upright working-class family, and comparisons could be drawn between them and the earlier Grant family, with Steve filling a similar role to that of Barry Grant.
Affair with Georgia
In 2002 Steve begins an affair with a married woman, Georgia. When her husband finds out he posts a compromising video of them on the internet. This is a cause of great embarrassment for Steve when younger sister Adele comes across the video.
Vendetta with Jack Michaelson
After Cinerco tried to but up the houses the residents were relived when Max Farnham sold his house to a private buyer rather than Cinerco. This relief was short-lived when violent drug-dealer Jack Michaelson moved in.
Michaelson's daughter Suzi became friends with Tony and the two started taking drugs she had stolen from her father. When Jack discovered cannabis in Suzi's room he stormed around to the Murray's and accused Tony of being a bad influence on Suzi. When Jan protested Tony's innocence Jack hit her.
Furious that Michaelson would hit his mother, Steve attacked Jack with planks of wood with the help of father Marty and uncle Christie. Jack however then attacked Christie with a pick-axe handle causing him such injury that he required a kidney removing.
Marty later received a call from the hospital saying that Tony and Suzi were found collapsed in the park after overdosing on drugs. Marty decides this is the last straw and something must be done about Michaelson. After a visit from Barry Grant stirs things up the neighbours lynch Michaelson from his front window. The exact culprits weren't revealed however it is strongly implied that Marty and Steve were amongst them.
The Murray family left after Jan persuaded Marty to sell the house. Adele returned to Leeds, Marty, Tony and Jan left for a new house while Steve went into business with Tim in Wales.