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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Michael Sheard, who so memorably played Mr Bronson, also played Admiral Ozzel in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980). 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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School's Out!
21 February 2002 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I remember watching the very first episode of Grange Hill, when Tucker Jenkins the-soon-to-be star of the series, went to meet his friend Benny Green before their first day at school. That was in 1978. I soon became hooked on the series, like most of my age group back then, and was grateful that it was shown twice a week, which was-and still is-unusual for TV drama. Through subsequant episodes, we followed the exploits of the many characters who passed through the school's gates. And, we also could relate to the many problems that the characters experienced, as most of us at some time or other, had been subjected to bullying, peer pressure, the problems of divorce, and even drug abuse.

The BBC had to endure the scourge of many complaints from parents and various groups. And they also had the likes of people such as Mary Whitehouse, critisising them for corrupting Britain's youth. I remember that the BBC once screened a special debate programme called Speaking Out, in which actors from the series, and real pupils and teachers from schools discussed the issues sometimes covered in Grange Hill. At the time, there was a major fuss because a female character in the series, played by Paula Ann Bland, wanted to go on the pill. Shock Horror!!

Well, it was a primative time 1982 y'know.

I regard the classic period of Grange Hill to be somewhere between 1979 to 1989, and since then, I have stopped watching.


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