Kacey Clarke as Maddie Gilks
Annie goes to school in a bad mood, forbidden to see her father. Nick goes to Taylor's house to tell him what he witnessed, but Taylor simply doesn't care about his situation - he's just given up. Miss Dyson knows from the swipe card records who ruined Emma's art project - Annie. Annie goes home after lunch, and although her father is pleased to see her, she is told she can't stay, because Social Services will blame him for her absence from school. Baz sees some camcorder footage that Martin has taken and spots Annie walking out the gates. He heads home too, and the old argument ensues - that of Mr. Wainwright not taking his pills. Shannon and Hudson seem to be getting close again, but he is shocked that she is considering to simply work in her grandmother's shop after school ends. Nick tells Mrs Bassinger about Mr. Green's attack, admits to trying to take an exam paper from the office, and is told that he might be barred from taking any further exams. Annie returns, and Miss Dyson lies in wait, but is sympathetic to Annie's woes: Annie must fix up Emma's damaged art project. After school, Baz and Annie's dad is waiting. In the car, Baz tries to persuade his father that he must take his pills.Read More
Taylor is asked by Mrs. Bassinger for his side of events, but he is uncooperative, given up on the idea of staying at school. Karen tells him something that hits home though - she wants him to stay. She also tells him it's unfair that Mr. Green should lose his job - and career, over one mistake, especially as Taylor provoked the teacher into violence. He reconsiders and tells Mrs. Bassinger ungrammatically "no-one hit no-one". Annie's dad visits school, having received a message from her. He tries to tell her that the pills he has to take take away his personality - she finally convinces him that he must take them daily, and that she wants to come back to live with him. Emma, Annie, and Tanya get together and make a pact to be friends again. Mr. Malachay offers Hudson a football training job for the summer holidays - Shannon is shocked to learn that there will be no more opportunities for them to see each other. Mr Green leaves Mrs. Bassinger's office, and on the way sees Taylor. Realizing what Taylor must have done, he thanks him as he passes by.Read More
Year 7 take in their surroundings on induction day. Alex and his best mate Ed meet Togger's younger brother Tigger. Mayhem soon erupts when Alex's toy airship gets into the wrong hands. The new gang on the block is the Wannabes - Chloe, Sammy and Andrea. It's not long before Grange Hill's new terrors select their victims. Baz, Abel and Togger attend the last day of footy camp. Excitement goes off the Richter scale when they realise a scout from a football academy is watching. Everyone is out to impress, but it's not long before Togger lands himself in trouble with Mr Malachay and realises that having Tigger at school won't be plain sailing. They discover the scout will be coming back for an official trial - everything's still to play for!
Spencer is annoyed at having to show the new sixth formers around until he catches sight of Kat, Dawn, and Kate. They make it clear its going to take more than his cheesy chat up lines to impress them, but an ever-optimistic Spencer is determined toRead More
Chloe, Sammy and Andrea come up with a money making scam - to run an underground tuck shop. Mr Malachay is organising a healthy eating campaign so sweets are in demand! Alex encounters Mooey and realises Grange Hill could get tough. He talks to fellow Yr7 Alison for the first time, and realises appearances can be deceptive. Mr Malachay reminds Yr9 there's a French exchange this year. As they write emails to the French students Togger's up to his old tricks, bending the rules to make life easier. Andy and Abel are soon swept up in his scams and entertain themselves using dinner trays to slide toboggan style, but Wally and Mr Malachay are hot on their heels, dishing out detentions. The boys are quick to take revenge by dumping a truck of manure on Malachay's new bike - everything goes to plan until they realise it's not Malachay's bikeâ€¦ it's Baz's!
Baz claims he's not bothered when he hears Maddie might be seeing someone else, but despite himself he's drawn to Maddie's charms. She findRead More
Chloe pressures a reluctant Sammy to supply sweets for the underground tuck shop scam. Alex finds himself the victim of the other kids pranks and starts to feel out of his depth. Tigger's determined to retrieve a toy the Wannabe's have stolen from Alex - his hunt leads him to discover Sammy's sweet stash. The Wannabe's are furious to discover Tigger's taken the sweets and Chloe is quick to plot revenge. Her plan comes to fruition when Mr Malachay gets involved. Year 9 meet their new form Tutor Miss Adams, but they've only got one thing on their mind - football! Andy fakes injury during the match and Togger's forced to go in goal. His impressive saves lead his team to victory, but he's horrified when Mr Malachay's reward is a permanent position as goalkeeper - how will he impress the scout stuck in goal? Baz warns Togger to clean his bike after Togger's manure prank, but he gets more than he'd bargained for when Togger dumps the bike in the swimming pool. Togger thinks his day couldnRead More
Mr Malachay's raising awareness for the healthy eating campaign with a chocolate bar amnesty. A reluctant Tigger becomes Malachay's right hand man whilst Alex finds himself the centre of unwanted attention when Malachay praises him for taking part. Alex struggles his way through PE but jibes about his weight hurt. He's surprised to find parity with Alison, as she restores a little of his lost confidence. Grange Hill's maths teacher Mr Fox causes a stir with his unorthodox teaching methods and the kids realise you can't judge a book by its cover or a duffer by his dandruff! Meanwhile competition is rife between Abel and Togger as they look forward to the football trials next week. Tanya's undeterred in her attempt to rebel and comes to school with hair extensions. Year 9 look at the French exchange schools website and Tanya falls in love at first sight with 'Jean'. Tanya emails him her blog - she's going all out to get her guy!
Voting for the radio station's name gets underway. SpenceRead More
Chloe's fuming when Sammy drops the bombshell that her dad caught her stealing his stock for the underground tuckshop. Sammy explains her dad has a business proposition; they'll have to pay him a share of their profits. Despite initial setbacks the tuckshops first day of trading is a success. Alex falls victim to Mooey again, and despite Alison's advice won't get help. Alex finds himself increasingly isolated due to his weight. It is the football trials and Togger and Abel dream of fame and fortune, but their rivalry causes them to clash both on and off the pitch. Tanya's gutted that Jean hasn't emailed and is convinced her blog makes her sound boring. She sets out to make herself more appealing to Jean. The girls make an alarming discovery when they receive an email from one of the French boys.
There is friction at the radio station's first meeting. Competition is rife for the job of Editor, while Maddie bags the job of DJ much to Kathy's irritation. When the local paper comes to pRead More
Ed and Tigger have a moneymaking scam, but Tigger warns Ed not to tell Alex - he has a habit of getting them into trouble. It's Alex's birthday. He mistakes their secretive behaviour as planning for his birthday surprise, and is gutted when he discovers Ed's forgotten. Mooey continues to bully Alex. Togger and Abel settle their differences after the trials, but remain nervous about the outcome. Mr Fox brings an unusual teaching tool into school - a rabbit. When Togger and co. realise they've sent an email to the French kids that suggests Grange Hill is like Hogwarts, Togger sees the perfect opportunity to have some fun. With the help of an unwitting Mr Malachay, green screen and the rabbit, they come up with a plan. Meanwhile Tanya's infatuation with Jean grows when he emails her.
It's Maddie's DJ debut for the launch of 'The Hill' and her ego's in overdrive. A row breaks out over Kathy's newspaper prank and things get out of control when 'The Hill' accidentally broadcasts early, anRead More
The Wannabe's continue to operate the underground tuck shop, but disaster strikes when Malachay catches the operation red-handed. Alex's weight continues to make his life difficult, and Mr Malachay suggests the mentoring scheme. Will Alex's mentor provide the support he needs? Abel's so thrilled to be told he's got a place at the football academy, he doesn't realise that Togger hasn't until it's too late. Abel doesn't know how to handle the situation as Togger struggles to come to terms with his disappointment. Meanwhile Tanya's obsession for Jean grows, having her hair extensions made longer to impress him.
Karen pushes Taylor to commit to their relationship, but he wants to play things cool. Maddie's annoyed at having to share the airwaves with Taylor and tensions are rife. Mrs Bassinger's outraged when Taylor's broadcast over steps the mark. With the future of the station under threat Kat sacks Taylor, but faced with what she's done Kat realises she's made a mistake.
Spencer and KRead More
Tanya continues to go to extremes to impress Jean. When her appearance gets her in trouble again, she rebels. Tanya hijacks the radio station determined to have her say. Mrs Bassinger's furious when Tanya insults her and her staff on air. She's forced to confront Tanya's increasingly defiant behaviour, dishing out the ultimate punishment, a ban from the French exchange and Jean. Togger's still reeling from the shock of not getting into the academy, but finds himself feeling sorry for Tanya. Annie is distraught when she gets a letter from her mother with the news that she's pregnant. Annie has never forgiven her for leaving them and now assumes with a new baby on the way she'll forget them completely. Annie can't understand Baz's offhand attitude - she's determined to make her mother pay. Annie takes drastic action, forging a credit card application in her mum's name.
Taylor's enjoying being 'The Hills' star DJ. Maddie's confused when she thinks Taylor is flirting with her, and jealouRead More
Year 7 have their first swimming lesson with the notorious Mr McDonnell. Alex is desperate to get out of it, but Tigger can't wait to get in the pool and cause mayhem. Alex finds himself targeted by Mooey and his gang once again, and Alison warns him he must tell someone this time. Alex takes on board her advice, but decides it's time he stuck up for himself. Annie's determined to make her mother pay and activates her forged credit card. She tells Tanya her mum's having a baby, but Tanya's only concern is that Bassinger's banned her from the exchange. Tanya's even more devastated when Jean emails to say he won't be coming to Grange Hill - he's dropped out the exchange, in support of her. All seems lost until Jean tells her he's coming to England, to meet her in secret!
Togger and Andy train for the impending charity bike ride, Togger's determined to come first despite constant reminders that it's not a race. His training regime results in Andy getting more than a little saddle sore!Read More
The last day of school before half term is peddle power to the pupils as they take part in 'On Your Bike', a charity bike ride. Sammy and Andrea are surprised Chloe's taking part, but it soon becomes apparent she's got a plan of her own, designed to line her own pockets! Annies spending on the credit card causes Emma to voice concern, but Annie's able to deflect questioning - for now. Tanya annoys her mates when she doesn't turn up for their planned radio broadcast; Annie and Emma are growing increasingly tired of her selfish behaviour and obsession with Jean. Tanya finally arrives but behaves strangely, out of the blue a man comes up behind her, says he is Jean's uncle tells to come with him to show her where he is, all of a sudden he grabs her and throws her in his van, Togger shes her and gets help, Tanya's safe but the man has got away.
Togger's determined to finish the ride first, and soon resorts to his usual high jinx, in a bid to out do the competition. As Togger's antics cauRead More
Everyone's still coming to terms with the dangerous situation Tanya recently put herself in. Togger's excited the press is calling him a hero, but feels spooked that his mischief making probably saved Tanya's life. Abel's bored of hearing about the rescue - envious that he wasn't involved. The divide between Abel and Togger is made worse when Abel explains the academy won't let him play for the school football team. Tanya returns to Grange Hill, she's vulnerable and it's obvious her ordeal has changed her. Mrs Bassinger breaks the news that Internet privileges have been withdrawn across the school because of Tanya's misuse. Tanya knows this will cause uproar and panics that everyone will blame her. Maddie sparks an unauthorised debate on the radio about the withdrawn Internet access, which leads to discussion about Tanya.
Maddie's convinced Taylor's stringing Karen along and is determined to prove to Karen that he's no good. Maddie sets a honey-trap for Taylor, but will he fall fRead More
Alex is desperate to get out of swimming but Mr McDonnell is having none of it. Pressure builds on Alex as he struggles through the ordeal, and things go from bad to worse when he goes to get changed and discovers someone's written a cruel message on his shirt.
Tensions are rife between Tanya and Togger after she heard him talking about her. Emma's desperate to persuade Annie and Tanya to go on the school Outdoor Pursuits Trip. Tanya has a scare when she mistakes Wally for someone else, and Emma suggests the trip would help take Tanya's mind off what's happened. Baz warns Annie not to put pressure on their dad for the money, so she pays for the trip on her credit card. Tanya and Emma see the forged card for the first time but Annie covers and tells them her mum gave it to her out of guilt.
The academy is taking its toll on Abel who's finding it hard to balance it with school. Abel finds himself in trouble with Mr Malachay when he falls asleep in class.
Maddie's desperate to explain herRead More
Everyone was looking forward to the outdoor pursuits trip, but their excitement soon turned to shock when they realised where they'd be staying.
Meanwhile, the Wannabes were back to their old tricks with a scam to sell sweets. They were delighted when Mr Fox announced that the group had to hunt for their own food. The Wannabes set about sabotaging the 'hunt' to increase demand for their stash of sweets. However, it wasn't long before they were rumbled.
Annie tried to forget her money worries and Tanya struggled to put her recent ordeal behind her.
Kathy got frustrated with Spencer's attitude as he poured all his efforts into his undercover film. Despite her better judgement, she got roped into helping Spencer capture Malachay footage. Later, Kathy finally plucked up the courage to ask Spencer out.
Back at Grange Hill, Baz was touched when Maddie stood up for him after a scuffle with Max, but he was gutted when she said that he shouldn't read anything into it. Baz was annoyed as he watcRead More
Andy and Togger started off the final day of the outdoor pursuits trip with one of their infamous pranks that upset the girls - especially Tanya. Meanwhile, everyone was gossiping in the girls' dorm, about the fact that someone had been in the showers during the night, but nobody wanted to own up to it.
The group arrived at their destination for the final day - a Maize Maze! A prize was offered for whoever reached the centre first, but it didn't take long before the Wannabe's were distracting everyone. Ed even ended up hunting for his pants. Meanwhile, Tanya panicked after becoming separated from her mates.Andy and Togger wondered how Mr Fox knew so much about the countryside. When Mr Fox managed to find somewhere that everyone could get a phone signal, they decided he must be hiding something about his past.
Later, when everyone made their calls to say how they were getting on, Annie received some bad news from home.The Wannabes discovered it was Alison who had a secret shower in theRead More
Miserable after his argument with Alison, Alex started the day strangely detached from life at Grange Hill. His unusual behaviour went largely unnoticed, and the Wannabe's continued to taunt him.
The horror of Tanya's ordeal came flooding back, when she received an email from a girl who claimed to have been in the same situation.
Annie had to face up to reality when she received a credit card bill which revealed how much debt she's in. However, Annie thought she'd found a way to pay back some of the money, but things didn't go to plan, and her guilt was compounded by her dad telling her how proud he is of her.
Togger was dreading the impending football match; convinced Grange Hill were about to get embarrassingly thrashed with their depleted squad. Togger and Abel were at loggerheads, with Togger unable to control his jealousy and frustration. Baz returned to Grange Hill to face Mrs Bassinger following his exclusion for the abseiling stunt.
Plus, there was tension in the air between BaRead More
Mrs. Bassinger called every student to the hall, while Alex was on his way to school with his mum. Mrs. Bassinger read some of his diary entries, and talked about bullying in the school.
Meanwhile, Karen was concerned for her sister's safety so she told Mrs Bassinger about the girl's email Tanya received. The police think the email is legitimate, but explain they can't act until the victim contacts them. Tanya was frustrated and wanted to help the girl so she went against everyone's advice and, with Annie's help, replied to the email and makes a shock discovery.
In desperation, Annie sold the trappings of her credit card escapades in order to try and repay her mounting debt, but is it too late to get her finances under control?
With exams in the offing, nerves and relationships were put to the test. Things were still frosty between Maddie and Taylor, while Baz and Maddie reached an understanding, but can Maddie get Karen to forgive her?
The film hit a problem but Dawn comes to the rescRead More
Tanya was frustrated she hadn't heard from Lucy since she sent an email asking her to meet up. Convinced Lucy could be the key to catching her attacker, Tanya set an ultimatum for Lucy and she agreed to meet Tanya at Grange Hill. As reality set in Tanya realises the risk she's taking - is Lucy genuine? Tanya and Lucy met and shared their experiences but Lucy didn't want to talk any more. When Lucy revealed she knows where their attacker lives, the police turned up. Will she tell them what's happened?
Annie was desperate to settle the red credit card bill that's still outstanding. She stooped to desperate measures to get enough money to make the minimum payment, but still finds herself short. She finally got the money, but things went from bad to worse when she lost itâ€¦
Year 9 were nervous about their SATS results - Abel's weren't good and it's clear he's feeling the pressure of juggling school, the academy and his friendship with Togger. Togger and Andy's ticket-selling scam went wrongRead More
Things were tense between Kathy and Spencer after their misunderstanding the week before, but Spencer breaks the ice and Kathy's relieved that they can still be friends. Meanwhile Karen continued to give Maddie and Taylor the cold shoulder, still struggling to get over her and Taylor's split. Martin mediated the situation, explaining Maddie's motives for the honeytrap. Maddie made a last ditch attempt to win Karen round, but will Karen ever forgive her?
The Wannabes were gutted when they were made carpark attendants for the Premiere, but Chloe saw it as a way to make some cash!
Everyone made a glamorous effort for the Premiere. Togger was gutted at the lack of 'hot stars' but Kat and Dawn were the hot stars! Togger and Andy were in control of the refreshments stand, so there was plenty of high jinx! Everyone was stunned when Maddie arrived with her dateâ€¦Martin. Speculation is rife, could they be more than just good friends?
The film was a hit and Spencer thrived on the attention, KathyRead More