Barry Purchese should be a familiar name to Grange Hill fans, but not such a familiar face. As a writer his name appeared in the credits for 54 episodes of Grange Hill between series 5 and 13, as well as writing for spin off series Tucker’s Luck. Barry was responsible for writing the scripts for many of Grange Hill’s best remembered moments, ranging from Gripper’s expulsion to the culmination of Zammo’s drug addiction, as well as creating many of the best loved characters. This Summer, Grange Hill Gold was fortunate enough to interview Barry and discuss his career writing for Grange Hill. We are pleased to finally add this extensive interview to our site. Click here to read our Barry Purchese interview.