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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 …

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They'll always be remembered...

as the only school kids in England that didn't say "fuck"!

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Flippin 'eck

i would sooner see the end of eastenders....

mine is the black one with a school badge on the pocket,,,,.

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I'll remember them as...

The program that taught an entire generation that humming, when done by an entire class, could drive a teacher insane.

Which it did, on many different occasions.

As bright and evil as we were back in the day, we never could have invented such an evil taunt by ourselves, at least, not as an organised group activity, pranks back then tended to be carried out by individuals, or small groups, not an entire class.

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Where?

"[Grange Hill] may or may not have been in London."

it's on the Central Line - Greater London / Essex

coincidence?... surely not.

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Paris Hilton

We'll always remember the enormous sausage

Paris (natch)

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Tucker

Wasn't there a spin off called Tuckers Luck? Didn't Tucker and Michelle go on to Eastenders fame, only for Mark to die of aids or something?

I had some mates who were band from watching it but I gave up on it after Tucker left on the basis that it was crap.

While we're wandering down nostalgia lane, could we bring back Bagpuss, The Clangers and Trumpton and get rid of Tellie Tubbies?

Earthlings you have been warned.........

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So, who played Sexy Lexxy, then?

Since I have a thing for the late 70's sexy look...

/Mine's the demin jacket with the tassles...

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Re: So, who played Sexy Lexxy, then?

Allyson Rees, according to IMDB <http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0715875/>.

Sadly, this American got curious enough to look it up.

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I knew it

As soon as i saw this story on the BBC site this morning i thought "i bet this'll be on El Reg", but couldn't think of a single IT angle requiring it so.

Well done.

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@J-Wick

According to IMDB, Sexy Lexxy was played by Allyson Rees

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@Matt

The Teletubbies are gone. The torture these days is called "In The Night Garden"

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You heard it first at El Reg, where..

You heard it first at El Reg, where they also watch Doctor Who..

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@By Andrew Moore

Only if you've not got kids. If you do have kids then it's known as 40 minutes of peace and quiet so you can cook a meal.

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@Matt

Tucker's Luck featured the continuing wossnames of Tucker, Tommy and Fat Al as a bunch of workshy ne'er-do-wells and astonishingly[1] ran for for three series. It worries me that I possess this information.

Google Image Search for Allyson Rees is a rubbish.

1 - because it was this: crap.

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@Andrew Moore

Teletubbies have not gone - they're still on in the morning. Oh, and

Makka Pakka,

Akka Wakka,

Mikka Makka Moo! (Clap Hands)

Makka Pakka,

Appa Yakka,

Ikka Akka Ooo (Clap High Right, Then Low Left, Then Back To Centre)

Hum Dum,

Agga Pang,

Ing Ang Ooo (Turn Around)

Makka Pakka,

Akka Wakka, Mikka Makka Moo! (Clap Hands)

HTH

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HOOLIGANS!

But what if they become scalliwags!

Bring back grange hill!

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Ro-land

I'm only trying to help you Ro-land.

[Didn't realise the show was still being made, to be honest.]

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Missed opportunity

Surprised El Reg didn't go into the "where are they now" angle in more detail. According to The Times Paula Ann Bland, who played someone called Claire Scott (I never watched it) posted topless for Mayfair. They have a picture of the cover, albeit very small. The cover said "the schoolgirl from Grange Hill". Attracting readers by promising sexy pictures of someone they mainly remember as a child is not in the least bit disturbing, I think.

Coat? No, that's my dressing gown, excuse me while I go and stick an entire bar of soap up my nose in attempt to scrub my brain clean.

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