Tag: Grange Hill

  • BEEB Magazine
    BEEB Magazine

    I stumbled across the BBC’s answer to Look In magazine last night. It was called BEEB, and lasted 20 issues. Here’s a look at some pages and covers from the run. All of them are available here.

  • It’s Not Just Zammo
    It’s Not Just Zammo

    I’ve resumed by long-delayed re-watch of Grange Hill, starting up again with probably it’s most infamous series. In the opening months of 1986, the show’s ninth series caused a huge stir. I’m trying to remember if we, as viewers, knew the big reveal about Zammo’s drug addiction before we saw it on screen. I have…

  • It Goes Deeper Than You Think
    It Goes Deeper Than You Think

    There’s An Extra Layer To The Young Ones Grange Hill Bit I like stumbling across things that add an extra dimension to something I already know so well. Take this moment, from The Young Ones, for example. I’ve explored this clip before, in an effort to try and work out if the set-pieces are from…

  • Take Two Grange Hill Special
    Take Two Grange Hill Special

    There’s some interesting stuff in this Take Two special about Grange Hill from 28th May 1986. Rumbelows is such a perfect 80s reference too. This is behind the scenes filming for series 10, and the show had been an OB production since the move to Elstree in series 8.

  • Movies In Grange Hill
    Movies In Grange Hill

    Movie buffs assemble. I need your help identifying some films that were featured in a couple of episodes of Grange Hill during series 8. You see, Gonch has hit upon a money-making wheeze, and he’s charging his schoolmates to watch rental VHS tapes during lunch hour. This is what they’re watching. Starts with a high…

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  • Proctology: A Bottom Examination
    Proctology: A Bottom Examination

    For a long time now I’ve been wanting to write an old-fashioned programme guide. One you can hold in your hand and thumb through, make notes on, spill coffee on. So I did. Proctology: A Bottom Examination is my deep dive into Bottom, the hit BBC Two sitcom starring Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson. That’s…

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  • Re-Casting Keanu
    Re-Casting Keanu

    Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him eight years older than Clive Dunn was when he was first cast in Dad’s Army. But don’t panic, Clive Dunn was always playing much older characters than his own age. Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him seven years older than Stephanie Cole was when she was first…

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