Grange Hill (1978–2008)

Episode #1.8 

A valuable flintlock goes missing and the finger of suspicion is pointing at Michael Doyle.


Colin Cant


Phil Redmond (deviser), Phil Redmond


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Episode credited cast:
Kim Benson Kim Benson ... Mary Johnson
Anne Blackman Anne Blackman ... Sheila Anderson (as Ann Mannion)
Abigail Brown Abigail Brown ... Judy Preston
Todd Carty ... Peter 'Tucker' Jenkins
Nicola Cave Nicola Cave ... 1st 3rd Year
Lucinda Duckett Lucinda Duckett ... Ann Wilson
Vincent Hall Vincent Hall ... Michael Doyle
Michelle Herbert Michelle Herbert ... Trisha Yates
Franco Manzi Franco Manzi ... Robo
Carole Nimmons Carole Nimmons ... Miss Mather
Michael Percival ... Mr. Mitchell
Dorothea Phillips ... Mrs. Monroe
Karen Saunders Karen Saunders ... 2nd 3rd Year
Timothy Slender Timothy Slender ... Canning (as Tim Slender)
Terry Sue-Patt ... Benny Green (as Terry Sue Patt)


While chasing after Benny, Doyle knocks over some paint and gets into trouble. Trisha Yates' stripy socks earn her a detention. Doyle's eyes light up when he sees valuable flintlocks on loan to the school: he and his friend grab one of them, brushing past Tucker as they escape. With Form One Alpha under suspicion the head suspends the impending school festival unless the valuable object is returned. Tucker tells Doyle he knows it was him, but Doyle won't admit the truth - Trisha overhears and gets Mary and Ann involved, but the girls aren't entirely sure Tucker is trustworthy. Doyle is sent to Coventry: it's made clear that no-one wants to know him, and before long he's fighting Tucker. After a week, it's clear more action is needed - it's suggested that an amnesty is set up, allowing an anonymous return of the pistol. Ann tells Mr. Mitchell and the headmaster agrees. In the toilets, Tucker's mates fight with Doyle's gang to force Doyle to do the honourable thing. The next day, Doyle ... Written by Geffers

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Comedy | Drama | Family


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Final appearance of Dorothea Phillips as Mrs Monroe. See more »


Mr. Mitchell: Oof. That's a beauty, Doyle. Who gave you that?
Michael Doyle: No one, sir. I just hit a door at home.
Mr. Mitchell: Yes, well I believe you Doyle. Thousands wouldn't.
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29 March 1978 (UK) See more »

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Mersey Television See more »
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