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    I know that Palmer was in either a shampoo or one of those "cream that you put on your spots" adverts around the same time.
    Telling it almost exactly like it was so many years later - and proud of doing so!

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      Originally posted by George 1978 View Post
      Probably the same character, although I don't think I saw her name in the credits and so she must have been downgraded to being an Extra. Mind you, with what else was going on in Scott's form in 1987, it's too easy to overlook some of the Extras. As she was obviously a girl, I would have wondered whether she would have sided with Imelda or have been on Calley and Ronnie's side of the fence.

      One Extra I can think of is that male pupil who tried to put a corner of the register in his mouth when Scott said "the register is a legal document and must be taken twice daily" - I think that was from the episode where scrunched up paper and paper planes on the classroom floor probably made it a target for a Keep Britain Tidy campaign. Also, who indeed were "Allen" and "Beeching", before Birtles was mentioned - the two names which often came first in the E3 class register. In their First Year (E1?) in 1985 when McClusky called the register it did - the episode where Calley was in the girls' toilets when she found that she was adopted, and Miss Washington had told the class to "mark themselves in the register". She could have been one of them.

      Interesting how surnames are chosen so that they tally when class registers are taken - Trisha Yates, Susi Young etc, were probably chosen to be at the end of the register. And Alan Humphries seemed to be a regular at the Deed Poll place so that his surname would probably be in its place when the class register was called.
      I reacall the lad very well you mention in E3 yes George - he was slightly similar in his cheekyness to that of Dominic who was in Jacko and Locko's Year, but was often "Relegated" to bit part status like Justin Bennett years before and Jeremey Bishop years later in 2003, he was in from Series 13-14. As well the register- lad I think looks-wise looks like that lad in Chrissy's and Tegs' Form who said the Canal was full f "dead Dogs" when Hankin and Macca organised the Canal Trip - after the merger of Both and McKenzie's Forms in 1990!!

      80sChav

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        Upon watching the Series 28 (remake/impersanation of Series 12's prom) and DVD Showing where maddie and martin had their "Georgina and Ziggy Moment2 , which even extended in to Series 29 (until Maddie got to the point she thought she "owned" Martin), it would have been excellent to see how this had penned out after the utterly amazing Series 25 - if the School had been refurbished in London after the fire and see if she had still hated him in the same way as she did from series 25 to Series 28s last moments!

        I still wou;d have liked Shna (even played by a different acrtess if need be) to have returned in 2005 to "re-claim" Martin as her Boyfriend,, just as i object to the fact that atalie Stevens ultimately stole Matthew Pearson from Susi Young (though yes admitted they never went out together) but I still feel Susi was Matthew's never Natalie's!

        On the subject of this Series - who else finds it amazing that 2005 is 15 years a-go!!? That is just too un-real to think about I think!

        80sChav

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          I just thought I would mention in this thread about an old ad break that Neil Miles put up on YouTube a few weeks ago - the Granada one from 1982 where the first one was for Kenco coffee.

          I have played it several times, especially when the actor says "ground coffee, please" and faints - I am almost certain that the actor was the late Michael Percival who was Mr Mitchell in the first two GH series - it looks and sounds like him.

          Have a look on YT to see for yourself...
          Telling it almost exactly like it was so many years later - and proud of doing so!

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            I hope it's ok to add it here (as opposed to a new thread) in the "Gone but not forgotten" category, but Chris Co6kerill (I'm hoping to avoid the system saying it is a rude word etc) who played Andy (Togger's mate as in Togger who was Tucker's Nephew and Andy was also Abel's mate) from Series 26 to 31 in the final 5 years in Liverpool

            Sadly it is un-known why or how o/and of what, that Chris passed of but I have it from a reliable GH Group Sauce on Facebook and regardless of Chris being of the newer generation, it is another actor of a very young generation along with Jamie Lehane, Joanne Kenny, and Laura Sadler who have passed away too too young

            RIP Chris Co^kerill
            Last edited by 80sChav; 06-11-2020, 16:39.

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            • Did anybody else get the 1986/1987 Series (Series 9 and 10) for Xmas? I have and I have it on good authority they shall be making 2 Series (Combined) avaliable a year for DVD Release, every Oct/Nov so all being well this Oct/Nov is Series 11 and 12. So for me we are getting to to the era (as have had Series 8) that i liked the best from 85 to 91

              Thankfully too there are no "musical edits" I also have on top authority as I have not watched mine yet - which is epic news for it belongs to that era and i love hearing old and odd unusual music from that era like Sonic Boom Boy by Westworld that even to this day i have only seen on 1 80s CD (though the other songs did'nt justify buying it)

              Though of course I condem bullying -I sincerley hope tooo - that things like Imelda's cutting of Vince's tie and Hollo's badge being ripped off his Blazer Pocket by her and Trev "loaning" Vince's Tie and responding after Vince said "where shall i meet you Trev" and Trev say's "what do I want to meet you for" and Vince replies 2to get my Tie back" to which Trev lastly replies "who said anything about giving it back"

              All this was wrong admitted but the rough Schools I went to - showed this in real life as Real Life and thankfully going to such places made me better for seeing how evil Kids could be, but these storylines in my opinion have to remain and be told as part of that era/as it was part of that era, rightly or wrongly

              80sChav

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              • Originally posted by 80sChav View Post
                Did anybody else get the 1986/1987 Series (Series 9 and 10) for Xmas? I have and I have it on good authority they shall be making 2 Series (Combined) avaliable a year for DVD Release, every Oct/Nov so all being well this Oct/Nov is Series 11 and 12. So for me we are getting to to the era (as have had Series 8) that i liked the best from 85 to 91

                Thankfully too there are no "musical edits" I also have on top authority as I have not watched mine yet - which is epic news for it belongs to that era and i love hearing old and odd unusual music from that era like Sonic Boom Boy by Westworld that even to this day i have only seen on 1 80s CD (though the other songs did'nt justify buying it)

                Though of course I condem bullying -I sincerley hope tooo - that things like Imelda's cutting of Vince's tie and Hollo's badge being ripped off his Blazer Pocket by her and Trev "loaning" Vince's Tie and responding after Vince said "where shall i meet you Trev" and Trev say's "what do I want to meet you for" and Vince replies 2to get my Tie back" to which Trev lastly replies "who said anything about giving it back"

                All this was wrong admitted but the rough Schools I went to - showed this in real life as Real Life and thankfully going to such places made me better for seeing how evil Kids could be, but these storylines in my opinion have to remain and be told as part of that era/as it was part of that era, rightly or wrongly

                80sChav
                I got 9 and 10 for Christmas. I have watched the first 12 episodes of series 9. There hasn't been any music edits so far that I can detect. A scene with Fay and Julie, you can hear Pet Shop Boys West End Girls playing in the background. Theres a few other scenes where there is music playing too. Not sure how many more I will buy after this (I have Series 1-10 now), as I feel Grange Hill went downhill after Zammo, Roland etc left, and I stopped watching it in the early 90's (I'm 50 this year so I was getting into my twenties at this point). But it's great to hear they are planning on releasing two series a year, as this is going to great for the younger people who were at school or watched it at that time.

                I left school in 1987, and bullying was present in the school I went to (I was subjected to it on occasions). Think of me as Roland and you have a good idea as to why I was bullied. But back then, it was punished more severely when the teachers were made aware of it. Now, nothing seems to be done and its all softly softly now. A friend of mine, her son was bullied at school (talking only a few years back) and she was at her whits end as the school were worse than useless at addressing it. Despite her saying to the school that the bully in question should be expelled, nothing happened.

                In the end, she got here kid transferred to another school, which thankfully her son didn't get bullied at. The bully in question remained at the other school. Shocking way the schools handle bullies, and it should not be the case where the kid who is getting bullied, needs to get transferred.
                Oh to be a kid again with a can of Top Deck on a hot summer day, now that would be good.

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                • Originally posted by Fatboy View Post

                  I got 9 and 10 for Christmas. I have watched the first 12 episodes of series 9. There hasn't been any music edits so far that I can detect. A scene with Fay and Julie, you can hear Pet Shop Boys West End Girls playing in the background. Theres a few other scenes where there is music playing too. Not sure how many more I will buy after this (I have Series 1-10 now), as I feel Grange Hill went downhill after Zammo, Roland etc left, and I stopped watching it in the early 90's (I'm 50 this year so I was getting into my twenties at this point). But it's great to hear they are planning on releasing two series a year, as this is going to great for the younger people who were at school or watched it at that time.

                  I left school in 1987, and bullying was present in the school I went to (I was subjected to it on occasions). Think of me as Roland and you have a good idea as to why I was bullied. But back then, it was punished more severely when the teachers were made aware of it. Now, nothing seems to be done and its all softly softly now. A friend of mine, her son was bullied at school (talking only a few years back) and she was at her whits end as the school were worse than useless at addressing it. Despite her saying to the school that the bully in question should be expelled, nothing happened.

                  In the end, she got here kid transferred to another school, which thankfully her son didn't get bullied at. The bully in question remained at the other school. Shocking way the schools handle bullies, and it should not be the case where the kid who is getting bullied, needs to get transferred.
                  Sad to here about the bullying. A nice letter addressed to the headteacher saying something in the lines of 'if the bullying does not stop then my child will beat the hell out of the bully.' Believe me, action would be taken instantly.

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                  • I can not wait now for 1988/and the 1989 Series' as well as the 1990 and 1991 ones, plus Series 15 from 92 (though 15 and 16 arguably are some of the worst ever) in-particular 1993, but 1994 was excellent (a one-off lost in time - often called "the wilderness years"), though of course that will be another 4 years or so off and the way the World is with Corona etc I don't know if we will be here by then as people (never mind having a World) sadly

                    80sChav

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                    • Any Grange Hill superfans out there who can help me track down this episode?


                      A schoolboy is in a flat with an adult woman (probably a teacher but it might have been a parent) and the parent/teacher makes the boy a drink (and may have served it with some food). She puts something in the drink to make him fall asleep.

                      I can't remember any of the cast/characters but I would have seen it on TV around 1985-1992, so it's probably an episode from the seventies up to the late eighties.

                      Does any of this sound familiar?

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                      • I remember something like this in one of the Children's Film Foundation productions.
                        The Trickster On The Roof

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                        • Originally posted by samlikespizza View Post
                          Any Grange Hill superfans out there who can help me track down this episode?


                          A schoolboy is in a flat with an adult woman (probably a teacher but it might have been a parent) and the parent/teacher makes the boy a drink (and may have served it with some food). She puts something in the drink to make him fall asleep.

                          I can't remember any of the cast/characters but I would have seen it on TV around 1985-1992, so it's probably an episode from the seventies up to the late eighties.

                          Does any of this sound familiar?
                          Could that be a Dramarama episode?
                          Telling it almost exactly like it was so many years later - and proud of doing so!

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                          • SAeries 10 from 1987 was just a masterpiece in general, as was 9 from - most fans who really really are crazy for GH like me agree on that 9 and 10 was the opposites of each other, with 9 having all the Dramatic drama and 10 having a more Fun side, which i think is fair to acknowledge as Bronson had just got into his stride in Year 2 in 86 , with just one cross-line being enough to start a war with Ant Jones - which slightly eclipsed his "Danny Fued" indifferent aspetcs, but whatever happened it lit the Torch-paper ro last all Series Long with Ant

                            Though going onto Series 10 - for me this has always had that perfect mix, even taking in Harriot and her sometimes dubious storylines which began in the Xmas 85 Special and skipping a Year until 87 with a Final Mention in Series 11 when Mauler tied Gonch up to what Harriot used to be tied to being mentioned

                            as has been hinted at on Facebook GH Pages too, Vince and Trev as a Double act = something else, to me they inspiered the "Modern Day Paul and Bolton" on Waterloo rd, with the plotting one making the thick one take the rap for their deads - especially when Trev "loaned Vince's Tie" in Series 10 - if I'd been Vince I'd of said to Trev to "Jogg on", where to stick it (even though he had a fight with him after), but that just illustrates what a thick piece of work Vince was trying to fit in (a great character indeed and very very very under-rated

                            all in all this Series just shows how it has not aged one bit and how as Topical "School Life" was then as is now!!

                            80sChav

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