Grange Hill (1978–2008)

Virtual Reality 

Year 7's and Year 8's become embroiled in a dispute over the truth of Patsy Clark's exotic life story, adding spice to their computer-based struggle simulating the English Civil War.


Martin Riley


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Episode credited cast:
Dequaine Brown Dequaine Brown ... Theo Benson
Josh Brown Josh Brown ... Alex Pickering
Grace Cassidy ... Rachel Towers
Michael Coventry Michael Coventry ... Ducket
Georgia May Foote ... Alison Simmons
Paul Gilmore Paul Gilmore ... Mr. McDonnell
Lucien Laviscount ... Jake Briggs
Holly Mann Holly Mann ... Sammy Lee (as Holly Mai)
Daisy McCormick ... Lucy Johnson
Sammy O'Grady Sammy O'Grady ... Kathy McIlroy
Alexandra Pearson Alexandra Pearson ... Patsy Clark
Naomi Richie Naomi Richie ... Jenny Young
Joseph Slack Joseph Slack ... Bryn Williams
Tom Stott Tom Stott ... Kevin 'Laxo' Archer
Nathan Tunnah Nathan Tunnah ... Eric 'XS' Smith


When Jake and the other Year 8's get embroiled in virtual reality historical computer simulations, Jenny falls out with Jake and makes a new friend of Patsy Clark. Patsy's home life, an anorexic sister in America, her father working in espionage, all seem a little unbelievable to Lucy. Other Year 7's support Patsy, and the issue evolves into a dispute between Year 7 and Year 8's. Kathy bans war-games in the CLC, but the enthusiasm for the English Civil war impresses Mr. McDonnell in the History class. Alex is involved with a "second life" type game without realizing he is chatting to Patsy who is on another terminal. Alison and Sammy make their own avatar and use a magazine to create a persona to talk to him with. Then they realize the magazine contains Patsy's fictional life story. The big Civil War battle starts in the CLC, manifesting itself as a Year 7 vs Year 8 struggle, but before long it becomes a physical affair with paper missiles thrown. Alex, Alison and Sammy restore the ... Written by Geffers

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Comedy | Drama | Family







Release Date:

4 September 2008 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK

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Mersey Television See more »
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Incidental music includes "This Ffire" by Franz Ferdinand; "Saving My Face" by KT Tunstall; "She's So Lovely" by Scouting For Girls & "Alone In The Dark" by Will Cookson. See more »

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