Grange Hill (1978–2008)

Episode #2.1 

The new headmaster introduces new timetables, and forms, resulting in chaos. 50p goes missing, but by coincidence Benny has found the same amount. Will anyone believe his story?


Colin Cant


Phil Redmond (deviser), Phil Redmond


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Episode credited cast:
George Armstrong George Armstrong ... Alan Humphries
Sean Arnold ... Mr. Llewellyn
Abigail Arundel Abigail Arundel ... Judy Preston
Graham Ashley Graham Ashley ... Mr. Garfield
Kim Benson Kim Benson ... Mary Johnson
Lindy Brill Lindy Brill ... Cathy Hargreaves
Abigail Brown Abigail Brown ... Judy Preston
Todd Carty ... Peter 'Tucker' Jenkins
Brenda Cavendish Brenda Cavendish ... Mrs. Schubert
Robert Craig-Morgan Robert Craig-Morgan ... Justin Bennett (as Robert Morgan)
Michael Cronin ... Mr. 'Bullet' Baxter
Rudi Davies ... Penny Lewis (as Ruth Davies)
Anthony Dawes Anthony Dawes ... Mr. Golightly
Jumoke Debayo Jumoke Debayo ... Mrs. Green
Alan Gibson Alan Gibson ... Joey Singer


Benny finds 50p on the way to school - half of what he needs for the down-payment on the school trip. The new headmaster, Mr. Llewellyn introduces consuming changes, including a rename of the forms. To start with, no-one can find the right room. Trisha makes a new friend: Cathy Hargreaves, who explains she lives with her mother and her mother's boyfriend. In Mr. Mitchell's absence to sort out the disagreement over the form room, Tucker and Benny balance chairs as high as they can - they tumble down as the new Headmaster comes in, smashing a window in the process. Grange Hill loses the first inter-school football match, and in the changing rooms the team argue about who was to blame. One of the boys realises he has lost 50p and all the boys turn out their pockets. Benny's shiny coin is revealed to Mr. Baxter who recalls that Benny was the last out of the changing room. At Benny's house, his mum and dad stand up for Benny, angry that their son is being accused of theft. The next day, ... Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama | Family


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Debuts of Lindy Brill as Cathy Hargreaves; Rudi Davies (billed as Ruth Davies) as Penny Lewis; Linda Slater as Susi McMahon; Vivian Mann as Antoni Karamonopolis; Paul Miller as Simon Shaw; Alan Gibson as Joey Singer; Sean Arnold as head teacher Mr Llewellyn; Philomena McDonagh as art teacher June Summers and Michael Cronin as games teacher Jeff "Bullet" Baxter. See more »


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2 January 1979 (UK) See more »

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Mersey Television See more »
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