Archive for September 16th, 2008

Just a Thought – The End of an Era

September 16, 2008

It happened yesterday while those of us old enough to have been around when the first episode aired were at work. Or signing on.

The last episode of Grange Hill went out yesterday and good ol’ Tucker Jenkins (played by Mark Fowler in a Todd Carty disguise) returned to see it off.

For me, this stirred memories of Sunday mornings when BBC2 would repeat the old school episodes… That youngster drowning in the pool. The teacher with the big beard punching the other teacher (without a beard). Some lads hoping to keep a ‘school horse’. Danny Kendall being bullied by a scarily realistic Adolf Bronson. Gonch. Zig. Trev. Benny. Alan.

Goodbye to the rolling hills of the grange. WWM salutes you.