The Grimleys (1999–2001)

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Comedy series about the unfortunate misadventures of a misfit schoolboy, Gordon Grimley, set in 1970's Dudley.

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Series cast summary:
James Bradshaw ...
 Gordon Grimley (22 episodes, 1999-2001)
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 Darren Grimley (22 episodes, 1999-2001)
Noddy Holder ...
 Mr. Neville Holder / ... (22 episodes, 1999-2001)
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 Baz Grimley (22 episodes, 1999-2001)
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 Geraldine Titley (22 episodes, 1999-2001)
Jan Ravens ...
 Janet Grimley (22 episodes, 1999-2001)
Brian Conley ...
 Doug 'Dynamo' Digby (17 episodes, 1999-2001)
Ruby Snape ...
 Miss Thing (11 episodes, 2000-2001)
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Comedy set in the 1970s at an English School. Gordon Grimley, a young but misfit schoolboy is in love with his English teacher, Geraldine Titley. Unfortunately Geraldine is in love with sardonic PE teacher Doug Digby. Doug bullies the kids and he & Gordon fights for the attentions of Geraldine with the help of the music teacher Mr Holder. Meanwhile, Gordon's father - Baz Grimley, a steel-worker, has been so long on strike that he's has turned into a slob in front of the TV leaving his lonely wife, Janet starting to look at other men. The first two series tells of Gordon and Darren (the story-teller) struggle to survive in 1975 and then the third in 1978 when Gordon is now a English teacher with Geraldine but is now up against the new woodwork teacher for Geraldine's love, Mr Holder is now the headmaster and Darren is fast turning into a punk... Written by Lee Horton <Leeh@tcp.co.uk>

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Award-winning children's author and comedy writer Adam Perrott was an extra in this TV show. See more »

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Darren Grimley, a science-fiction fan, has SF models which would not have been able at the time the series was set (the 1970s). In particular, a model of Deep Space Nine can be seen in one episode; this was not available until the 1990s. See more »

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Remade as The Grubbs (2002) See more »

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unfunny sitcom
20 March 1999 | by (stockton,england) – See all my reviews

This series is set in the mid-Seventies and is not the only British sitcom at the moment to derive "humour" from Seventies fashions.Unfortunately this is not as amusing as some in television would think.Certain parts of the dramatic content i.e. the young boys attempts to fit in at school are quite moving but the comedy is uninspired particularly as Brian Conley's sadistic teacher seems to be acting in a different series to everyone else.The pacing is quite slow which is very surprising as much of the series is grotesque caricature and farce.Amanda Holden is a beautiful but dull object for our affections and struggles with a Black Country accent.


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