Press Gang (1989–1993)

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A bunch of kids are to make a newspaper for the young, named "Junior Gazette". The series follows these kids both on job and in private.

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Complete series cast summary:
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 Lynda Day / ... (43 episodes, 1989-1993)
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 Spike Thomson / ... (43 episodes, 1989-1993)
Paul Reynolds ...
 Colin Mathews (43 episodes, 1989-1993)
Kelda Holmes ...
 Sarah Jackson (41 episodes, 1989-1993)
Mmoloki Chrystie ...
 Frazz Davis (41 episodes, 1989-1993)
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 Kenny Phillips (31 episodes, 1989-1993)
Joanna Dukes ...
 Tiddler (30 episodes, 1989-1993)
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 Julie Craig (23 episodes, 1989-1993)
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A bunch of kids are to make a newspaper for the young, named "Junior Gazette". The series follows these kids both on job and in private.

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16 January 1989 (UK)  »

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The character of Spike, originally intended to be British, was made American to try and make the series more attractive to potential American markets. See more »

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Spike: Lynda, I still need help with this form.
Lynda: Look you can read can't you?
Spike: Until my finger gets sore.
Lynda: And you can write.
Spike: Right, I can do that backwards, but I'm getting help for that.
Lynda: Spike this is getting boring. Is there anything you don't joke about?
Spike: Sure.
Lynda: What?
Spike: Nothing.
[pauses]
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Brilliant acting and realistic plots make this series fantastic!
20 December 1999 | by (Bendigo, Australia) – See all my reviews

"Press Gang" is probably the best TV series I have seen. It has all the elements of good entertainment. This includes brilliant acting and realistic plots. This series is set at the office of the Junior Gazette, a newspaper run entirely by teenagers. The paper is funded by the Gazette with two purposes: a) to encourage people to read the Gazette and b) to keep some trouble makers off the street. The series runs through stories about what happens to the newspaper team while trying to put the Junior Gazette out for the week. I loved this series and found it very addictive. By using young actors it relates to teenagers better than most TV series. I hope that everyone gets a chance to see this series soon.


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