Grange Hill (1978–2008)

Who's The Bird? 

New roller hockey equipment arrives, but it's far from clear who will get to use it. Chris and Dill's friendship grows into something else, and Judi meets Wayne's unpleasant brother.


Terry Iland


Diane Whitley


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Episode credited cast:
Ayesha Antoine Ayesha Antoine ... Poppy Silver
Kate Bell ... Kelly Bradshaw
Thomas Carey Thomas Carey ... Alec Jones
David Case David Case ... Russell Joseph
Aidan David Aidan David ... James 'Arnie' Arnold
Oliver Elmidoro Oliver Elmidoro ... Tom Smith
Brenda Ford Brenda Ford ... Mrs. Sutcliffe
Julie Foulds Julie Foulds ... Mrs. Esther Longworth
Neil Fowler Neil Fowler ... Delivery Man
Ben Freeman ... Chris Longworth
Rochelle Gadd Rochelle Gadd ... Dill Lodge
Kelly George ... Ray Haynes
Wayne Goddard Wayne Goddard ... Johnny Phillips
Laura Hammett Laura Hammett ... Sarah-Jane Webster
Jonathon Marchant-Heatley Jonathon Marchant-Heatley ... Sam 'Cracker' Bacon


Good news for the Double Dare Gang, when they get a hopeful reply for their hockey gear sponsorship idea. Judi's going back to school, but wants to keep the scar covered up. Wayne has a minor confrontation with Alec again, telling him he doesn't want him going round to his girlfriend's house; Judi, though, could do without the aggravation. A van labelled "Savage Sports" turns up at school, with new gear in the back - Cracker jumps to conclusions and starts removing some of it, assuming it's the sponsorship deal. Arnie says it must be for the proper roller hockey team, and then Mr. Robson intervenes and arranges for it all to be stored in reception. Later, he works out how the sponsorship deal came about, and the hockey equipment is set for general school use. Chris makes an arrangement to see Laurie after his sister's Naming, forgetting he's already promised the evening with Dill. Dill for her part moons over Chris, jealously watching him with Laurie. Tom and Arnie decide they'll play... Written by Geffers

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Comedy | Drama | Family







Release Date:

5 March 1998 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK

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Mersey Television See more »
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Incidental music includes "Firestarter" by Prodigy; "Hush" by Kula Shaker & "Old Before I Die" by Robbie Williams. See more »

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