Grange Hill (1978–2008)

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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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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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Being a teenager - at it's most painful.
29 January 2001 | by (Birmingham, England) – See all my reviews

When you were a teenager, it always felt as if the world was against you. No matter what you did, how much you tried to impress people - there was always something wrong, someone to put you in your place.

That is the brilliance of Grange Hill - it depicts British school life excellently: the everyday hum-drum of moving from one lesson to the other; the mind-numbing, soul-crushing hell hole that you have to attend every day for five years; the peer pressure and the bullying and most of all, realising that this is your life and it's never going to change. (And no, I didn't like school much!)

When you were at school, there was always kids whose parents were getting divorced, gay, on drugs, seriously depressed, victim of abuse or pregnant. Grange Hill doesn't just present the problem, it explores how that problem came about, the effect on that character and most of all the reaction of their peers when it all comes out (which it always does). There is always something compulsive about watching on the tele what you know to be happening all around you, what happens to your closest friend or worst enemy

  • because it's real.




Compulsive viewing for any one who is/was a teenager.


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