Series 9-12 are seen as some of the most successful years of Grange Hill. Not only did the show cover the huge Just Say No / Zammo drugs storyline, it also saw production move to the BBC’s recently purchased Elstree studios, as well as having even more episodes per series than ever before. The ‘man in charge’ during this time was producer Ronald Smedley. As part of our 40th Anniversary celebrations, Grange Hill Gold are proud to present our exclusive interview with the ‘real’ headteacher of Grange Hill!
“Looking forward to see my interview on line – you’d better not wait much longer as my 90th birthday comes nearer and nearer and the weather colder and colder!” Ronald told us. You can read our exclusive interview here.
As iconic as any Grange Hill character is the original title sequence itself. The infamous ‘sausage’ has gone down in TV legend. Produced by artist Bob Cosford, the artwork for the title sequence was used on the series for 10 years. Bob’s company EyeDream Pictures have been producing limited edition prints of the artwork for the past few years, but this month has a special offer for Grange Hill fans, to celebrate the 40th anniversary.
Usually retailing at £125, for the month of April prints are reduced to £99. For more details click here.
Bob also told us some news “I will also have a new print of the Grange Hill art available soon created for and signed by Phil Redmond and myself. I’ll being posting it on the https://www.facebook.com/eyedreampicturesgallery/ page soon after the latest offer ends.”
You can read our exclusive interview with Bob here.