Classic Moments S7&8 – No. 9

MOTORBIKES AT THE MUSICAL

SERIES 8 – EPISODE 18

Having spent most of the year working on the musical ‘Brighton Rock’, and overcoming various casting disasters, Mr McCartney and Miss Washington are hoping that the end of term will be a success. Out of favour, Banksie tries to help give extra punch to the musical, but is disappointed when no one will listen. However, half way through the show his plan to have real life motorbikers on stage is revealed – will Mrs McCluskey agree to his plan to save the show?

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Classic Moments S7&8 – No. 8

JANET DISCOVERS ROLAND’S MOTHER HAS LEFT

SERIES 7 – EPISODE 12

Janet St Clair appointed herself as Roland Browning’s friend, without giving him any choice. Famed for the phrase ‘I just want to help you Ro-Land’, Janet’s kindness irritated Roland. However, after becoming concerned about Roland and his appearance, Janet pays a visit to his father where he reveals that Roland’s mother has left them.

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Classic Moments S7&8 – No 7

GONCH AND HOLLO STEAL MR BRONSON’S TOUPEE

SERIES 8 – EPISODE 15

Having spent several days hiding his shop window dummy, ‘Henry’, Gonch decides to take him for a swim much to Mr Baxter’s disgust. The swimming lesson is cut short as Mr Bronson is taking a dip during lunchtime. Gonch and Hollo discover his toupee at the side of the pool and take it to show the others. However, when it gets messed up they realise they can’t put it back and try to escape, only to discover someone has taken Hollo’s trousers!

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Classic Moments S7&8 – No. 6

ANNETTE’s MYSTERY MAN IS REVEALED! 

SERIES 8 – EPISODE 2

Annette Firman was always keen to attract attention amongst her friends, so when it became clear that she was seeing a mysterious older man, known only as ‘Mr S’, she revelled in the drama.  Although her friends suspected teacher Mr Smart, they were shocked when, after following Annette, they see her in a churchyard with sixth former, Stewpot – Claire Scott’s long term boyfriend!

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Classic Moments S7&8 – No. 5

SUZANNE LEAVES GRANGE HILL

SERIES 7 – EPISODE 17

Suzanne Ross (played by Sue Tully) had always been anti-authority, but after constant clashes, finally decides to leave Grange Hill for the world of work. Later in the series, Suzanne (who had constantly flouted uniform rules) reappears dressed in current fashions as Boy George. When stopped in the corridor, by head-teacher Mrs McCluskey, the following exchange takes place :

Mrs McCluskey : Just what does that girl at the end of the corridor, think she’s doing coming to school dressed like that?

Suzanne : I’m Suzanne Ross, Mrs McCluskey, and I left Grange Hill three months ago, so…. what I wear, is really up to me now – don’t you think?

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Classic Moments S7&8 – No. 4

NEW FIRST YEARS ARRIVE

SERIES 8 

One of Grange Hills longest serving year-groups make their first appearance in Series 8 as First Years. Including Trevor Cleaver and Calley Donnington (who would both stay with the show until Series 14), the year group would become one of Grange Hill’s most memorable cohorts. Series 8 also features the debut of Luke ‘Gonch’ Gardner, Robbie Wright, Vince Savage, Jane Bishop, Paul ‘Hollo’ Holloway and Ronnie Birtles, and sees them causing trouble with a range of scams and schemes. Also part of the yeargroup was actress Patsy Palmer (see photo below) who would go on to be better known as Bianca Jackson in Eastenders.

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Classic Moments S7&8 – No. 3

JEREMY IRVING DROWNS IN THE SWIMMING POOL

SERIES 7 – EPISODE 6

Jonah’s cousin Jeremy Irving arrived at Grange Hill at the start of Series 7, having previously been seen as a Rodney Bennett pupil. It takes mere days for him to upset his peer group as he plays a range of unkind pranks on them. However, during a school swimming lesson, whilst the teacher is distracted, Jeremy grabs Fay Lucas’ bangle and throws it into the pool. Zammo follows Jeremy into the pool but is horrified when he sees Jeremy laying on the bottom of the pool. Despite attempts to resuscitate him, the class are traumatised when they realise Jeremy has drowned.

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