Grange Hill

British television drama series

Grange Hill is a British children's television drama series, originally produced by the BBC and portraying life in a typical comprehensive school. The show began its run on 8 February 1978 on BBC1, and was one of the longest-running programmes on British television when it ended on 15 September 2008 after 31 series. It was created by Phil Redmond, who is also responsible for the Channel 4 dramas Brookside and Hollyoaks; other notable production team members down the years have included producer Colin Cant and script editor Anthony Minghella.

Grange Hill
Genre
Created byPhil Redmond
Opening theme"Chicken Man" (1978–1987, 2008)
"Chicken Man" (re-recording) (1988–1989)
"Grange Hill theme" (1990–2007)
Ending themeAs above
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series31
No. of episodes601 (including 2 specials)
Production
Production location(s)
Camera setupMultiple camera (1978–1998)
Single camera (1999–2008)
Running time25 minutes
Production company(s)
Release
Original network
Picture format4:3 (1978-2000)
16:9 (2001-2008)
Audio formatMono (1978-1980)
Dolby Stereo (1981-1990)
Dolby Surround (1991-2002)
Dolby Digital (2003-2008)
Original release8 February 1978 (1978-02-08) –
15 September 2008 (2008-09-15)
Chronology
Related showsTucker's Luck (1983–1985)
Other websites
Website

The show was cancelled in 2008, having run every year for 30 years. It was felt by the BBC that the series had run its course.[1]

References change

  1. "BBC to shut gates on Grange Hill", BBC News, 6 February 2008

Other websites change