A new year, new pupils and a new set of challenges for the staff and children at Grange Hill as lack of funding affects them all in one way or another. This boxed set features all 34 episodes from series 5 and 6, originally broadcast in 1982 and 1983. Grange Hill series 5 - It's a new term at Grange Hill & new pupils including Zammo McGuire, Roland Browning, Annette Firman & Fay Lucas start at the school; Gripper Stebson quickly finds himself a new victim. Jonah Jones & Zammo create havoc with stink bombs, much to the amusement of the boys. The offer of sex education lessons causes a mixture of mirth, embarrassment and consternation to both pupils and parents alike. An accusation of impropriety rocks the school and Stebson's bullying culminates in a tragic accident. These are just some of the issues dealt with by head teacher, Mrs McClusky, as the term unfolds at Grange Hill. Grange Hill Series 6 - A school trip to St Albans takes a potentially dangerous turn when Annette Firman & Julie Marchant foolishly accept a lift from strangers. Romance blossoms for Claire Scott & Stewpot as they get caught necking in a cupboard. Despite recent events, Gripper Stebson's bullying escalates into racism that results in his suspension from the school. Mr McGuffey, often a quiet champion of satirical subversion, is suspended by Mrs McClusky leading the pupils to organise a rally for his return.
Trouble is brewing as a merger between Grange Hill, Brookdale & Rodney Bennet looms large on the horizon. New pupils Luke 'Gonch' Gardner & Paul Hollo' Holloway cause havoc & the burning question this term . does Mr Bronson wear a wig? This boxed set features all 36 episodes from series 7 & 8, originally broadcast in 1984 and 1985. ALSO INCLUDED for the very first time The 1981 Christmas Special Episode (First broadcast 28th December 1981 pre series 5) Grange Hill Series 7 - First broadcast on 3rd January 1984 It's a new term & Zammo has a girlfriend (Jackie Wright) who goes to rival school Brookdale. Well-meaning pupil Janet makes it her mission to help Roland, but he finds her constant nagging irritating. A poolside prank during a swimming lesson has fatal consequences. N3's countryside orienteering course descends into panic as Roland & Mr Baxter get hopelessly lost. Miss Gordon's Art club experiences a flurry of new recruits (including Pogo Patterson) as news spreads about a nude model. The term ends with a School Disco where Mrs McClusky slow dances with Mr McGuffy. Grange Hill Series 8 - First broadcast on 18th February 1985 Grange Hill has now merged with Rodney Bennett & Brookdale causing tensions to rise; can Mrs McClusky & new Deputy Head Teacher Mr Bronson keep order? A love triangle develops as Stewpot two-times Claire with Annette; Zammo & Jackie hit a rough patch as Banksie arrives on the scene. French exchange students visit & Roland finds a friend in Fabienne. Entrepreneurial pupil pairing Gonch' & Hollo' devise a number of ill-fated money-making schemes during the term & Mr Bronson's wig goes missing DVD Extra Feature: 1981 Christmas Special Episode It's the end of term School Disco & Tucker sees the event as an opportunity to make some money. All seems well until some pupils from Brookdale crash the party & attempt to steal both the takings & the Disco itself! Fortunately, Tucker, Benny, Alan & Tommy see what's going on & step in to save the day. As the punches fly even arch-enemy Michael Doyle steps in to help the lads; flippin eck it must be Christmas!! Special Features: The 1981 Christmas Special Episode (24 mins)
""I am Gareth Blackstock. I am seriously unpleasant. My bark is worse than my bite and my bark is atrocious!"" Introducing Gareth ""I don't do reasonable"" Blackstock (Lenny Henry) the 2 Michellin starred chef/slavedriver of 'Le Chateau Anglais'. Woe betide anyone who gets in the way of his pursuit of gastronomic perfection... This release contains all the deliciously funny episodes from the first series of the smash hit TV sitcom! Episodes comprise: 1. Personnel 2. Bey
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