The long running television series of the Grange Hill Comprehensive School, and the children's everyday lives.
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Stuart Organ ...
 Mr. Robson (264 episodes, 1988-2003)
Gwyneth Powell ...
 Mrs. McClusky (169 episodes, 1980-1991)
Lee Cornes ...
 Mr. Hankin (153 episodes, 1990-2002)
Sally Geoghegan ...
 Miss Carver / ... (140 episodes, 1995-2002)
Sammy O'Grady ...
 Kathy McIlroy (125 episodes, 2001-2008)
Simone Hyams ...
 Calley Donnington (122 episodes, 1985-1991)
Karen Ford ...
 Miss Booth / ... (119 episodes, 1985-1991)
Kelly George ...
 Ray Haynes / ... (117 episodes, 1987-2002)
Aidan David ...
 James 'Arnie' Arnold / ... (117 episodes, 1994-2001)
Rachel Victoria Roberts ...
 Justine Dean (116 episodes, 1987-1994)
John Drummond ...
 Trevor Cleaver / ... (115 episodes, 1983-1991)
John Alford ...
 Robbie Wright (113 episodes, 1985-1990)
Tina Mahon ...
 Ronnie Birtles (107 episodes, 1985-1991)
Matthew Buckley ...
 Martin Miller (106 episodes, 2001-2007)
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The long running television series of the Grange Hill Comprehensive School, and the children's everyday lives.

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Inspired by a storyline in which pupil Zammo McGuire became addicted to heroin, April 1986 saw the cast release a single, "Just Say No". Reaching Number 5 in the UK charts, the song helped raise over £100,000 for anti-drugs campaigners. See more »

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Acting credits were always listed in a given order - teachers and school staff first, then other adult roles, followed by main cast pupils, followed by additional child roles. See more »

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Referenced in Love, Nina: Episode #1.2 (2016) See more »

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OMG! Anthony Minghella once directed some episodes! Well, that explains the quality...
11 May 2002 | by (Oldham, Gtr Manchester, England.) – See all my reviews

Perhaps its heyday is now in the past, but "Grange Hill" was long one of the most arresting and high quality soap operas on television. There was a fantastic mix of actors and actresses, and writing that confronted some of the major issues that teenagers have to deal with, but mostly without preaching and irresponsibility. I have to say that I view this approach as mostly being down to one man - Phil Redmond. (Surprise surprise, NOT Anthony Minghella!!) I rarely, if ever, watch "Brookside" or "Hollyoaks", but even these, his other two notable creations, display a similar innovative style. Top marks to the man who injected a bit of 'risk into 'youth culture' T.V!

"Grange Hill" is now an institution, spawning many talented performers (and some not so... !) in its long running tenure. As far as I know, it's still going today as well! This is a series that speaks to young people as being the future of our society, not the curse of it. For that it should be applauded. Well done to the producers for maintaining such high quality standards.

As an afterthought, why do my favourite characters never appear in a list of anybody else's favourites? I chiefly remember Justine and Georgina, and that probably has a lot to do with my sex, age and sexual orientation... !


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