Throughout the 1980s, Grange Hill was one of the most popular television programmes broadcast before 6pm on BBC1. A high number of viewers meant that the cast would receive a lot of fan-mail and so the BBC put together a set of promotional cast cards, that the cast could autograph and then send out in response to any fan-mail. It is thought that this began with Series 4, but became a mainstay of the production from Series 6 onwards. Depending on the popularity of a character, some cast cards were produced in larger numbers, whilst it is thought that some cast did not have a cast card at all!
Some are easy to find and relatively common, whilst others were produced in smaller batches and are much harder to track down. There is in fact no complete list of which cast cards were actually printed. Here at GrangeHillGold we have spent huge amounts of time trying to locate these cast-cards and include them on our site.
Earlier this year we were fortunate enough to be given scans of lots of missing cards from Series 6 and Series 9 , by the amazing Scott Frankton, which you can find by clicking on the links. As an end of year treat have put them on-line for you to enjoy.
If you have any cast cards you think we might be missing and are happy to scan them for our collection, please do not hesitate to contact us.