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Wednesday February 06 2008

Funny what you learn at The Register:

The BBC has finally expelled Grange Hill, the school-based drama that for the last 30 years encouraged conscientious school kids to become stroppy little hooligans at best and soap actors at worst.

After three decades of snot-nosed caperings both the Beeb and the show’s creator Phil Redmond have decided the school saga has lost its point.

Here’s the BBC version.

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And that’s picture number one here.  They didn’t look like stroppy little hooligans, did they?  But, a school uniform can mislead, especially nowadays, when a standard uniform is the first thing they introduce when getting to grips with a “failing” school.

Never watched it myself, because by the time it began I was too old.  The bloke in picture number four is more me.  But is that his hair?