History Series / GrangeHill

10th Apr '16 7:30:49 AM LeedsKing
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* DisturbingStatistic: Martin thoughtlessly mentions that Britain had the highest divorce rate in Europe to a girl whose parents are divorcing.

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* DisturbingStatistic: Martin thoughtlessly mentions that Britain had the highest divorce rate in Europe to a girl whose parents are divorcing.divorcing, which at the time, was quite a novel and outrageous thing to do.
19th Dec '15 3:55:22 PM LoveIsAllYouNeed
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This children's SoapOpera ran on Creator/TheBBC from 1978 to 2008. The series was set in the fictional school of the title in the fictional borough of Northam, in North London, until 2003, when the entire school magically moved to Merseyside. It was eventually discontinued in 2008 after running 30 years.

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This children's SoapOpera ran on Creator/TheBBC from 1978 to 2008. The series was set in the fictional school of the title in the fictional London borough of Northam, in North London, until 2003, when the entire school magically moved to Merseyside. It was eventually discontinued in 2008 after running 30 years.
17th Dec '15 4:48:17 PM LoveIsAllYouNeed
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* GenerationXerox: Peter "Tucker" Jenkin's nephew, Patrick "Togger" Johnson is surprisingly similar to him, having a similar name, having many of the same misadventures, and his classmates even all have a suspiciously similar counterpart in Tucker's own class, to the point where many even have the same initials, e.g. Trisha Yates/Tanya Young, Justin Bennett/Jeremy Bishop, Anne Wilson/Annie Wainwright, etc.
16th Dec '15 7:33:09 PM LoveIsAllYouNeed
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* TheBusCameBack: Fan favourite of the 90s era of the show, Ray Haynes, returned unexpectedly three years after leaving the school, and consequently stayed on for a further six years as a café owner, having matured from a juvenile delinquent into a BigBrotherMentor to all the current students.
16th Dec '15 3:59:13 PM LoveIsAllYouNeed
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* ChristmasEpisode: Two, one in 1981, and one in 1985.
16th Dec '15 2:16:09 PM CorahsUncle
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* GoshdangItToHeck[=/=]CurseCutShort: "[[TheYoungOnes We're the only kids in the country who never say fu...]]"
* Heel-FaceTurn: Wayne Sutcliffe is a very dramatic example of this. In his first two series he was a terrible bully, who was even involved in gun crime, but suddenly he had a change of heart, and became a bully councillor and generally nice guy.

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* GoshdangItToHeck[=/=]CurseCutShort: "[[TheYoungOnes "[[Series/TheYoungOnes We're the only kids in the country who never say fu...]]"
* Heel-FaceTurn: HeelFaceTurn: Wayne Sutcliffe is a very dramatic example of this. In his first two series he was a terrible bully, who was even involved in gun crime, but suddenly he had a change of heart, and became a bully councillor and generally nice guy.



* RememberTheNewGuy: Happened a few times, the most obvious example being in Series 3/4. Duane Orpington's best friend in Series 3 was a girl called Tracy Edwards and was seen with her in every episode he was featured in. In Series 4, Tracy had [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome vanished]] and his 'new' best friend was Claire Scott, who was virtually the same character as Tracy personality wise and was treated by everyone as having always been there.

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* RememberTheNewGuy: Happened a few times, the most obvious example being in Series 3/4. Duane Orpington's best friend in Series 3 was a girl called Tracy Edwards and was seen with her in every episode he was that featured in.him. In Series 4, Tracy had [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome vanished]] and his 'new' best friend was Claire Scott, who was virtually the same character as Tracy personality wise and was treated by everyone as having always been there.



** An early 2000s storyline had "Mr. Deverill", who [[spoiler:was actually an impostor who had already been banned from teaching for his behaviour]]. He developed a grudge against one of the school's top football players due to accidentally being given inaccurate directions to the school on the first day (the road was closed off for maintenance and he should've gone around instead), and started a vendetta against said boy that led to him being suspended, temporarily expelled, being rejected by the Army (his chosen career path), and very nearly driving him to suicide. And then when he was exposed as a fraud at the end, started a fire and fled the school right before half of it exploded!

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** An early 2000s storyline had "Mr. Deverill", who [[spoiler:was actually an impostor who had already been banned from teaching for his behaviour]]. He developed a grudge against one of the school's top football players due to accidentally being given inaccurate directions to the school on the first day (the road was closed off for maintenance and he should've gone around instead), and started a vendetta against said boy that led to him being suspended, temporarily expelled, being rejected by the Army (his chosen career path), and very nearly driving him to suicide. And then when he was exposed as a fraud at the end, he started a fire and fled the school right before half of it exploded!



** Given the amount of former ''Grange Hill'' cast members who end up on ''{{EastEnders}}''...

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** Given the amount of former ''Grange Hill'' cast members who end up on ''{{EastEnders}}''...''Series/{{EastEnders}}''...



* TwoTeacherSchool: Averted, there's about the same amount of teachers you'd expect in a British secondary school.

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* TwoTeacherSchool: Averted, Averted; there's about the same amount of teachers you'd expect in a British secondary school.
16th Dec '15 1:53:31 PM LoveIsAllYouNeed
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* CloudCuckooLander: Best friends Dudley Wesker and Josh Davis were both different flavours of this. Ever enthusiastic Dudley enjoyed rummaging around in bins, gleefully keeping a single shoe found in a dustbin for reasons unknown, as well as eating incredibly bizarre food combinations, yet thinking Worcester sauce akin to poison. Josh meanwhile wandered around in a daze, barely expressing any emotion and talking in a monotone voice, and collected war memorabilia, calmly buying a live grenade and not seeing any possible problems with this.
16th Dec '15 1:39:48 PM LoveIsAllYouNeed
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* ParentalAbandonment: Raymond Haynes lives with just his brother. A father is mentioned in his first few episodes, but never seen, and this appears to have later been retconned, as in a later series it is a major plot point that there's no-one to come to Kenny Haynes's wedding, as the brothers have no family outside of each other. A mother is never even alluded to, and no explanation is ever given as to where their parents are and how an admitted criminal became the legal guardian of his teenage brother.
16th Dec '15 1:35:48 PM Hamchin
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*Heel-FaceTurn: Wayne Sutcliffe is a very dramatic example of this. In his first two series he was a terrible bully, who was even involved in gun crime, but suddenly he had a change of heart, and became a bully councillor and generally nice guy.


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* PetTheDog: Michael Doyle, in the 1983 Christmas Special, is an example of this, when he helps to fight off the rival school students who are trying to steal a music system and the proceeds from the school disco.
16th Dec '15 11:54:42 AM LoveIsAllYouNeed
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This children's SoapOpera ran on Creator/TheBBC from 1978 to 2008. The series was set in the fictional school of the title somewhere in East London (where there is a real place called Grange Hill that has a [[UsefulNotes/TheLondonUnderground London Underground]] station) until 2003, when the entire school magically moved to Merseyside. It was eventually discontinued in 2008 after running 30 years.

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This children's SoapOpera ran on Creator/TheBBC from 1978 to 2008. The series was set in the fictional school of the title somewhere in East London (where there is a real place called Grange Hill that has a [[UsefulNotes/TheLondonUnderground London Underground]] station) the fictional borough of Northam, in North London, until 2003, when the entire school magically moved to Merseyside. It was eventually discontinued in 2008 after running 30 years.
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