The long running television series of the Grange Hill Comprehensive School, and the children's everyday lives.
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Stuart Organ Stuart Organ ...  Mr. Robson / ... 264 episodes, 1988-2003
Gwyneth Powell ...  Mrs. McClusky 169 episodes, 1980-1991
Lee Cornes Lee Cornes ...  Mr. Hankin / ... 153 episodes, 1990-2002
Sally Geoghegan Sally Geoghegan ...  Miss Carver / ... 140 episodes, 1995-2002
Sammy O'Grady Sammy O'Grady ...  Kathy McIlroy 125 episodes, 2001-2008
Simone Hyams Simone Hyams ...  Calley Donnington 122 episodes, 1985-1991
Karen Ford Karen Ford ...  Miss Booth / ... 119 episodes, 1985-1991
Kelly George ...  Ray Haynes / ... 117 episodes, 1987-2002
Aidan David Aidan David ...  James 'Arnie' Arnold / ... 117 episodes, 1994-2001
John Drummond John Drummond ...  Trevor Cleaver / ... 116 episodes, 1983-1991
Rachel Victoria Roberts Rachel Victoria Roberts ...  Justine Dean 116 episodes, 1988-1994
John Alford John Alford ...  Robbie Wright 113 episodes, 1985-1990
Tina Mahon Tina Mahon ...  Ronnie Birtles 107 episodes, 1985-1991
Matthew Buckley 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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In the first episode, Alan Hargreaves is called Alan Turner when being assigned to class by the headmistress. See more »

Crazy Credits

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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Featured in It Was Alright in the...: Fear in the 80s (2015) See more »

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Chicken Man
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Composed by Alan Hawkshaw
[Original series theme tune]
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OMG! Anthony Minghella once directed some episodes! Well, that explains the quality...
11 May 2002 | by Howlin WolfSee all my reviews

Perhaps its heyday is now in the past, but "Grange Hill" was long one of the most arresting and high quality soap operas on television. There was a fantastic mix of actors and actresses, and writing that confronted some of the major issues that teenagers have to deal with, but mostly without preaching and irresponsibility. I have to say that I view this approach as mostly being down to one man - Phil Redmond. (Surprise surprise, NOT Anthony Minghella!!) I rarely, if ever, watch "Brookside" or "Hollyoaks", but even these, his other two notable creations, display a similar innovative style. Top marks to the man who injected a bit of 'risk into 'youth culture' T.V!

"Grange Hill" is now an institution, spawning many talented performers (and some not so... !) in its long running tenure. As far as I know, it's still going today as well! This is a series that speaks to young people as being the future of our society, not the curse of it. For that it should be applauded. Well done to the producers for maintaining such high quality standards.

As an afterthought, why do my favourite characters never appear in a list of anybody else's favourites? I chiefly remember Justine and Georgina, and that probably has a lot to do with my sex, age and sexual orientation... !


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