Pop Culture References In Grange Hill

I’m on to series eight of Grange Hill, and it struck me just how few pop culture references there have been in the show until now. Then along came a couple all at once.

I find it funny that they explain the joke in such detail.*

And later on, we get a Terry & June reference, which is unexpected.

*Yes I am aware of the Death Wish connection to a new member of the cast this series, but let’s not dwell on such things.

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