As previously reported by Grange Hill Gold, a selection of cast members were reunited by Terry Sue Patt at the launch of his ‘School’s Out’ Art Exhibition. Erkan Mustafa was on the guest list, but also spent the evening interviewing guests for ME1 TV. You can view the results in this great new video. Keep an eye out for some surprising ex cast members, and some great interviews. You can find out all about the event at our page here.
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.