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''Wilderness Edge'' is a 1992 ITV children's drama series written by John Coombes and Martin Riley.

The Wilderness Edge outdoor pursuits centre is about to embark upon an experiment: their latest group of children includes a number of young offenders, who are attending as part of their rehabilitation. And the son of their major investor, who's got his own ideas about how the place should be run. How will the youngsters, and the adults, cope?

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* AudienceSurrogate: Holly is written to be this; it's she who narrates the [[ trailer]], and is the initial viewpoint character in the novelisation.
* {{Delinquents}}: Four of the children. Debby and her sidekick Holly, sent on the course after being caught shoplifting; and thuggish Chris and his hanger-on Lee.
* ExtremeDoormat: At the start, Holly is firmly under Debby's thumb. Over the course of the series, she develops some much-needed self confidence.
* GoshDangItToHeck: No-one uses bad language; the closest anyone gets is Debby's "Faffing heck!"
* TheHeavy: Chris is far too ready to think with his fists.
* TheInspectorIsComing: On top of everything else the adults have to cope with, the council's representative is making an inspection of Wilderness Edge.
* LinkedListClueMethodology: Liz sets up a linked list of clues for the children to follow; the result is rather more chaotic than she'd hoped, as they repeatedly draw the wrong conclusions and act on them.
* OopNorth: Set on Derwentwater in the Lake District.
* RunningGag: Debby never gets a chance to smoke the cigarettes she cadges, steals or obtains by other less-than-honest means.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Luke doesn't react well to the idea of drowning - unfortunate, when so many of the activities take place in boats.

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