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Bunch of Fives, A

WRONGED SCHOOLKID decides to clear his name by writing about it, only evil staffroom bastards won’t let him use the existing school rag, so he starts up his own. And that’s pretty much it. Title derived from the name of the new magazine, which in turn came from (a) they were fifth formers; (b) there were five of them; (c) it was a smack in the gob for the school (do you see?). Lots of proto-sweary street jive talk. JAMIE FORMAN was Chris Taylor, editor and brains of the operation. Provided storyline for every subsequent GRANGE HILL season from then till eternity.

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  1. Lee James Turnock

    June 18, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    Sounds pretty interesting, and probably inspired the Adrian Mole storyline where Mole and his fellow spods launch an underperforming school magazine called ‘the Voice of Youth’ (shades of Nozin’ Aroun’!) which manages to sell a whopping one copy.

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