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    Rowland also fell in love with a French exchange student & tried to sneak on a ferry to follow her home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George 1978 View Post
    I always think of that relationship a bit like how Phyllis Pearce used to follow Percy Sugden around in Coronation Street - very similar. To be fair, I am certain that she felt sorry for him, and surely that is something positive?

    Janet St Clair was African? - I am not sure about that, but I am certain that the actress was born in this country and was of West Indian origin.
    I didn't mean she was actually of African origin, just that her accent was from West africa

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonraker View Post
    I didn't mean she was actually of African origin, just that her accent was from West africa
    I hadn't noticed her accent myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard1978 View Post
    Rowland also fell in love with a French exchange student & tried to sneak on a ferry to follow her home.
    Her name was Fabien, Richard and Roland mentioned as late as Series 10, e asked her if she would marry him later on

    I think Fabien was even in a few Episodes alongside Janet - not as they "declared" each other, as rivals for Rolly's effections!

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    I don't remember much about Fabien but funnily enough she looked a bit like Miss Mooney the teacher from a few series before - Roland was speaking French all the time, probably to: A) Impress her; and B) Be prepared just in case he could move to France with her. Janet St Clair warned Roland: "you've got to start speaking English again, Roland - you can't speak French all the time".

    I wonder whether the actress who played her was indeed French or the fact that she simply portrayed a French person quite well?
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    For anyone that loved the late 80s/early 90s era and the Series 12 Prom episode - I have been doing some research on the band "Hold The Frame" who sang in Episodes 19 and 20 and sang an amazihng song (that I never knew it's name of) until last night, just before the point in the Episode that Mauler and Ted andTrev all had their "Handbags at 10 Paces Fight" over who was the only 1 eligable to be Rambo and just before Ziggy and Georgina finaly dated - here is a link to the song in question

    Sorry in advance if I should not have posted it, but I always knew that Hold The Frame was a fantastic group who was as a part of the Prom Episode as all the other cast and that they just seem so under-appreciated. Me - i always found them to have that 2Robert Palmer Feel", others have said they sound like David Bowie -but either way both are glowing testamounts to them I feel

    Here is the link to Elysium
    https://youtu.be/IQUuDX4JxUo

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    "I only want to help you, Ro-land." She was nice, if annoying!

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    I liked the "Mr Mitchell" era of GH - OK, it was quite low key compared with later series, but I first saw them on Sunday mornings in 1993 and I quite warmed to the Tucker / Trisha axis of the form. Managed to get a signed picture of Michael Percival as recently as 2004 - I didn't mention his part in GH as actors probably want to put former characters behind them and move on. He passed on in 2015 as I read in The Stage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George 1978 View Post
    I liked the "Mr Mitchell" era of GH - OK, it was quite low key compared with later series, but I first saw them on Sunday mornings in 1993 and I quite warmed to the Tucker / Trisha axis of the form. Managed to get a signed picture of Michael Percival as recently as 2004 - I didn't mention his part in GH as actors probably want to put former characters behind them and move on. He passed on in 2015 as I read in The Stage.
    For me with "old Mitch" it was like Marmite I think i am fair in saying/feeling

    Ziggy and the gang followed my Matthew Pearson was always my fves ... but as much as I appreciate Tucker being one of the first GH Generation - I am sorry to say Todd Carty is an appalling actor who is very 1 deminsional and talks/speaks the same in all roles he has had - right through to PC Gabriel Kent in The Bill, then Tucker again in GH in 2003 and 2008

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    Here's a question for you: which Grange Hill teacher has a name which rhymes with a British Prime Minister?
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