Grange Hill (TV-PG)
Release Date:
Status: Ended
Genres: Drama

Grange Hill is a British television drama series originally made by the BBC. The show began in 1978 on BBC1 and was one of the longest-running programmes on British television when it ended its run in 2008. It was created by Phil Redmond who is also responsible for the Channel 4 dramas Brookside and Hollyoaks; other notable production team members down the years have included producer Colin Cant and script editor Anthony Minghella. After 30 years, the show was cancelled and the last episode was shown on 15 September 2008.

Aired: 2/8/78
It is the first day at Grange Hill comprehensive for a group of new first years. Most of the focus is on Benny, Judy, Tucker, Trisha, Justin and Ann (who sleeps in). The first years go to the assembly hall to be allocated classes. Tucker immediately gets on the wrong side of Foster by flicking a rubber band at Trisha.Benny, Judy, Trisha and Justin are all allocated to One Alpha, with Mitchell as their form master. He immediately spots Benny's lack of school uniform. This is because his father fell off a crane and injured his back and is unemployed and cannot afford to buy a uniform for him. Tucker's name is absent from the register and he goes with Monroe to find out what class he should be in. Ann turns up late and is given wrong directions by a group of older girls. It turns out both Tucker and Ann are in One Alpha also. Tucker sits in front of Trisha and flicks her ruler up. She retaliates by smacking him over the head with it.