Grange Hill: Here come the girls

THERE WERE SOME memorable females that appeared in GH – here are a few whom are fondly remembered:

Trish Yates

Let’s face it, you won’t see Trish with a smile on her face – chances are that you’ll hear her rebuking Tucker. Trish will stand up for herself and she’ll stand up for you when you’re on her side. Troops and allies are what you need to survive at Grange Hill. With her rapid fire verbal defence, you’ll have an ally in Trish Yates.


Imelda Davis.

I say avoid but it really depends on the career path you want to take. If survival to you means getting good O-Level grades, being the teachers pet whilst being a goodie goodie, then avoid Imelda! If you plan to leave Grange Hill with a reputation of dishing out slaps, punches, kicks, and pursuing a career in the underworld, then Imelda your girl. Remember: if you make your bed, you must lie in it!


Mrs McCluskey.

She may come across as the soft headteacher, but tread with caution. If you get dragged to her office and think you’ll be able to explain the reasons for your wrongdoings, think again! Mrs McCluskey will give you that look which says Really?… Yeah right…You’re a liar!’ If you don’t want to spend the majority of the term in detention, then best avoid being marched to McCluskey’s office.



She has a caring heart. Janet is persistent and she’s always trying to help outcast Roland. “Ro-land, Ro-land, Ro-land.” Even though Roland has told her to get lost and leave him alone on many occasions, Janet just won’t give up. She’s a good egg who won’t crack after multiple rejections.


So many good lookers!

A sure way to get  noticed was to spend time with one of the good lookers. Fay Lucas, Clare Scott, Rachel Burns, Fiona Wilson, Cally Donnington, Annette Firman… the list could go on and on…

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5 thoughts on “Grange Hill: Here come the girls”

  1. Grange Hill was a brilliant program for children. Susan Tully and Paula Ann Bland are my favourites, there was so many hot talented actresses.

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    1. It was a fab program Greg. Simone Hyams was my fave. It’s amazing how much of a following GH generated! I will check out your channel on YouTube. Thanks for the comment

    1. Thanks so much. GH is so iconic and there will be a 40 year anniversary get-together in September – many of the original cast members will be there too!

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