Grange Hill (1978–2008)

Episode #1.9 

Both Trisha and Benny have good reasons for bunking off school, but Mr. Mitchell is hot on their trail.


Colin Cant


Phil Redmond (deviser), Phil Redmond


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Episode credited cast:
Derek Anders Derek Anders ... Mr. Parkes
Kim Benson Kim Benson ... Mary Johnson
Abigail Brown Abigail Brown ... Judy Preston
Todd Carty ... Peter 'Tucker' Jenkins
Robert Collins ... Macker
Lucinda Duckett Lucinda Duckett ... Ann Wilson
Julia Gale Julia Gale ... Carol Yates
Vincent Hall Vincent Hall ... Michael Doyle
Simon Henderson Simon Henderson ... Peters
Michelle Herbert Michelle Herbert ... Trisha Yates
James Jebbia James Jebbia ... Thomas Watson
Franco Manzi Franco Manzi ... Robo
Carole Nimmons Carole Nimmons ... Miss Mather
Michael Percival ... Mr. Mitchell
Terry Sue-Patt ... Benny Green (as Terry Sue Patt)


Both Benny and Trisha are disillusioned with Grange Hill - Benny, because he gets called names like "gollywog" by the likes of Doyle, and Trisha because the rules about uniform are, to her mind, very strict. When Trisha wears nail varnish, Mr. Mitchell won't take any more excuses, and tells her he's going to write to her mother. When the letter arrives, Trisha takes it herself, but she knows she is only delaying the inevitable. On Monday, neither Benny nor Trisha are present at registration, although Benny was seen before school began. Ann knocks on Trisha's door at lunchtime - her mother is unaware that Trisha is not at school. Mr. Mitchell overhears Ann and Mary talking, and with Miss Mather taking his tutorial, he goes out to try to find the lost sheep. At the civic centre, both Trisha and Benny are spending their day thoroughly bored, looking at the paintings, and then bump into one another. They explain to each other why they are bunking off, coming to an understanding, and ... Written by Geffers

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Comedy | Drama | Family


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5 April 1978 (UK) See more »

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England, UK See more »

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Mersey Television See more »
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