Good bye Grange Hill

When I think back to my childhood in England there are a small number of television programmes that I particularly remember.

One of these is “Grange Hill”, which I was surprised to learn today is still going after 30 years – well, just about as it has now been cancelled.

I belong to the generation that maybe just missed the first couple of seasons, but were otherwise with it from the end of the 1970s whilst still at primary school ourselves, progressing through the 1980s and finally leaving school at the beginning of the 1990s.

I can remember certain characters and issues, maybe not always the ones quoted in the media today, and I definitely remember the theme tune and the original opening titles (sausage included).

So whilst I may not have given it any further thought in the past years, I reminisced today by watching clips on-line, including said titles, and reading some interviews with the actors of bygone years.

Yes, that programme was a part of my tea-time viewing, and it’s a nice thought that generations after me enjoyed it as well.

That being the case, it’s a shame that it has to end.


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