John Alford (who played Robbie Wright) has always been one of Grange Hill’s most popular cast members. GH fans were delighted when last year’s ‘Fake Sheikh’ investigation saw allegations that had sent John to jail, thrown into doubt. John had always proclaimed his innocence and that his conviction was part of a newspaper sting, and last year’s trial involving Tulisa Contostavlos proved this to be the case.
Since then, John has been supporting the Hacked Off organisation which campaigns for a free and accountable press. Hacked Off is supported by a range of well known people including phone hacking victim, actor, Hugh Grant.
In October 2017, John took part in the filming of a promotional video for the campaign, alongside some screen legends. The short film itself is based on ‘ The Class Sketch’ a satirical sketch from the 1960s, that originally starred John Cleese, Ronnie Corbett and Ronnie Barker and looked at class divisions.
This new version stars John Alford alongside John Cleese and uses the ‘Class Sketch’ concept to explain the proposed ‘Section 40’ and why it is essential for victims of the press.
It’s great to see John Alford back on screen, particularly with the legendary John Cleese. Lets hope this is just the beginning of plenty more screen time for John.
You can find out more about Hacked Off here.