Grange Hill Events have announced two further guests for their Grange Hill Memories convention, taking place in Chiswick on Sunday May 25th.
First up is original cast member Donald Waugh who played Tucker’s nervous comedy side kick ‘Hughesy’ in series 1-3. Donald also starred in Bugsy Malone and Are You Being Served.
The second guest to be confirmed is Chris Jury who played teacher Mr Knowles, Annette Firman’s adversary, during 1983-4. Chris is best known for playing Eric Catchpole in BBC TV’s ‘Lovejoy’ but has also directed episodes of Coronation Street, Eastenders, Crossroads and Hollyoaks.
Chris and Donald join other guests including : Lee Macdonald (Zammo), Erkan Mustafa (Roland), Melissa Wilkes (Jackie Wright), Terry Sue Patt (Benny Green) and Paula Ann Bland (Clare Scott).
Tickets for the event can be purchased by visiting the website here, where there is plenty more information about the event.
Grange Hill head-mistress Mrs McCluskey ruled her school with a firm hand, but also showed a softer side and a great sense of humour. Actress Gwyneth Powell who played Mrs McCluskey from 1981-1991 might have moved on from Grange Hill, but has seen recent comedy success playing ‘Mum’ in Rick Davies Channel 4 sitcom, with Rik Mayall as her husband.
Gwyneth got in touch to tell us that a second series has been commissioned.
” Glad that the web site is proving such a success, and yes, I’m very pleased to tell you that we will be filming a new series of Man Down this summer for transmission in the autumn. Glad you all enjoyed it, we all had a ball!” Gwyneth told us.
As soon as a transmission date is confirmed, Grange Hill Gold will keep you posted! Series 1 of ‘Man Down’ is set for a DVD release on October 13th 2014.
You can read our exclusive interview with Gwyneth here.
Last month, Grange Hill Gold was luckily enough to speak to Lucinda Curtis, who played PE Teacher and mother to Laura, Mrs Liz Reagan. Our exclusive interview sees Lucinda discussing her acting career and her time at Grange Hill, as well as revealing her first thoughts on meeting Fiona Lee Fraser, her on screen daughter. You can read the interview here. What’s more, Lucinda has also signed up to appear at the Grange Hill Memories Convention in May 2014. Click here for more details about the event and here for an interview with the event organiser.
Following last month’s interview with Grange Hill Events organiser, Scott Frankton, Grange Hill Gold is pleased to announce that a further guest has been added to the line up. Tim Polley who played Steven ‘Banksie’ Banks, Zammo’s rival for Jackie’s affection, will also be attending the event on Sun 25th May. Grange Hill Gold interviewed Tim last year, and he will be coming over from his home in Spain especially for this event.
To find out how you can attend this ‘Grange Hill Memories’ event, please visit their website here.
To read Grange Hill Gold’s interview with organiser Scott Frankton, click here.
To read Grange Hill Gold’s interview with Tim Polley, click here.
Grange Hill Gold is pleased to announce the completion of two brand new interviews with Grange Hill Cast members.
First of all is Margo Selby who played Julie Corrigan from 1990 onwards, becoming one of Grange Hill’s longest serving characters. Margo tells us about her memories of Grange Hill and how she’s found success in an area very different to acting.
Also coming soon, is an interview with Lucinda Curtis who played PE Teacher Mrs Liz Reagan in which she talks about her time at Grange Hill playing a mother and a teacher between 1986 and 1988.
As well as that, a long completed exclusive interview with James Wynn who played teacher Mr ‘Sooty’ Sutcliffe from Series 2-5, will also finally be published on Grange Hill Gold.
Keep visiting Grange Hill Gold for all these latest additions coming up in the new few weeks.
Here at Grange Hill Gold we are very excited about the upcoming Grange Hill Convention organised by Grange Hill Events. Taking place on May 25th 2014 at the George IV Public House & Comedy Club in London, the event brings together GH stars from the 1970s and 80s. However, we wanted to know more, so we spoke to Scott Frankton, the man behind the event. Click here to see exactly what Scott has to say about the event.
Confirmed guests for the event so far include : Lee Macdonald (Zammo Maguire), Erkan Mustafa (Roland Browning), Melissa Wilkes (Jackie Wright), Terry Sue Patt (Benny Green), Vinny Mann (Antoni Karamanopolis), Paula Ann Bland (Claire Scott), Tony Macpherson (Woody Woods) and Nicholas Pandolfi (Matthew Cartwright). The latest addition to this list is Julie Ann Steel who played Diane Cooney in 26 episodes, with more cast set to be announced in the future.
Keep your eyes on Grange Hill Gold for all our coverage of the event, and visit www.grangehillevents.co.uk for ticket and event details.
This is one event we are really excited about going back to school for!
Happy New Year to all our visitors, from everyone at Grange Hill Gold.
The Sting – Front Cover
To help celebrate the arrival of 2014, Grange Hill Gold is pleased to share another rediscovered photo story from Golden Wonder’s range of mini books. Way back in May we added Book 3 – Out Of Order and now we have been able to add Book 1 – The Sting to our gallery. These booklets were given away free in multipacks of Golden Wonder crisps in 1987 and are now very hard to find.
You can find our gallery here
There’s lots more to come from Grange Hill Gold in 2014, so please keep visiting!