What happened to the Grange Hill kids? From tragic deat線上娛樂城hs to homelesness and even time behind bars

GRANGE Hill has remained the BBC’s most beloved children’s series of all time.

Set at a comprehensive school in a fictional north London suburb, Grange Hill was one of the longest running shows in British television history.

Grange Hill was one of the longest running show in British TV history

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Grange Hill was one of the longest running show in British TV historyCredit: Alamy

But after 30 years on air, the Beebs decided to pull the plug on Grange Hill saying the show ‘had run its course’.

The hit drama covered major issues from drug use, teen pregnancy, HIV, knife crime, mental health and sexual assault.

The show’s characters have become some of the most recognisable faces on TV, but 40 years on from its premiere we lift the lid on where the cast now.

The show ran on the BBC from 1978 to 2008

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The show ran on the BBC from 1978 to 2008Credit: BBC

From acting success, to jail time and untimely death, here’s what has happened to the Grange Hill stars.

Lee MacDonald – Samual ‘Zammo’ McGuire

Lee MacDonald played heroin addict Samual 'Zammo' McGuire

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Lee MacDonald played heroin addict Samual ‘Zammo’ McGuireCredit: BBC

The class clown was at the centre of one of the most talked about storylines on Grange Hill when he picked up a dangerous heroi真人娛樂城n addiction in the mid-80s.

Lee tried his hand at professional boxing after leaving the show, but a car accident in the early 90s left him unable to return to the ring.

He had been running a locksmiths and key-cutting business since retiring from telly, but in 2019 he made a surprise comeback 32 years after playing Zammo by joining EastEnders.

Last year, he got engaged to his long-term partner, Jess.

He quit acting in the 80s, only to make a surprise comeback to EastEnders in 2019

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He quit acting in the 80s, only to make a surprise comeback to EastEnders in 2019Credit: bbc

John Alford – Robert ‘Robbie’ Wright

John played Robbie Wright in Grange Hill from 1985 to 1990 and after that he went on to star in London’s Burning.

But in 2019 he was handed a community order after resisting arrest in an incident involving a bin lorry.

John's been in trouble with the law after getting into a dust-up with a garbage truck and its crew

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John’s been in trouble with 財神娛樂the law after getting into a dust-up with a garbage truck and its crewCredit: David New – The Sun

The former actor and singer was arrested for “hijacking” the vehicle while it did its morning rounds near his North London home in September 2018.

Judge Gillian Allison ordered Alford to complete a 25-day rehabilitative activity and pay £400 compensation.

Alford was also ordered to serve a 14-day curfew on an electronic tag between 8pm and 6am.

Simone Hyams – Caroline ‘Calley’ Donnington

Simone was one of the original stars of Grange Hill and now works in corporate events

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Simone was one of the original stars of Grange Hill and now works in corporate eventsCredit: PA:Press Association

Simone appeared in the first episode of Grange Hill and played the role of Calley in Grange Hill.

She then went on to star in The Bill before shifting careers to become a corporate events manager for Virgin.

Erkan Mustafa – Roland ‘Roly’ Browning

Erkan continues to work as an actor after play one of the most iconic characters on Grange Hill

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Erkan continues to work as an actor after play one of the most iconic characters on Grange HillCredit: PA:Press Association

Erkan played the much maligned Roly for six years and his performance would go on to make Roly one of the show’s most inspiring characters.

Fans loved how despite horrific bullying, the polyglot always stood up for himself.

Roly became an inspiration to children bullied everywhere

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Roly became an inspiration to children bullied everywhereCredit: BBC

After Grange Hill he starred in Lenny Henry’s 90s sitcom Chef! and Black Adder and also made appearances on Soccer AM and Celebrity Juice.

He continues to be an actor.

Susan Tully – Suzanne Ross

Susan turned her skills to directing and has worked at the helm of some major TV shows

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Susan turned her skills to directing and has worked at the helm of some major TV shows

Susan went on to star in Eastenders as Michelle Fowler after playing Suzanne for three years.

She has since applied her talents behind the camera as a successful television director of shows including, Secret Diaries of a Call Girl, Larkrise to Candleford and Getting On.

Sean Maguire – Terence ‘Tegs’

Sean played heartthrob Tegs and later moved to the US and became a citizen there

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Sean played heartthrob Tegs and later moved to the US and became a citizen there

He played Tegs Ratcliffe in Grange Hill then footballer Aidan Brosnan in EastEnders and also had a briefly successful music career.

After 20 years acting in US TV shows, including The 100, Once Upon A Time and CSI:NY, Sean has become an American citizen.

Sean married police officer Tanya Flynn in 2013 and they have two sons.

Sean was Grange Hill's resident heartthrob

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Sean was Grange Hill’s resident heartthrobCredit: Alamy

George Christopher – Eric ‘Ziggy’ Greaves

George played Liverpudlian Ziggy for three years before going on to star on Brookside.

George Wallace is still working as an actor after playing Ziggy

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George Wallace is still working as an actor after p娛樂城活動laying ZiggyCredit: BBC

He remains an actor working in theatre and starred in a TV film about John Lennon.

Todd Carty – Peter ‘Tucker’ Jenkins

Todd was just 14 when he joined Grange Hill and went on to be one of the show’s most famous faces.

He was so popular as the lovable rogue Tucker that he got his ow娛樂城註冊n series, Tucker’s Luck, for three years.

Todd has had a stellar showbiz career going from EastEnders to Dancing On Ice

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Todd has had a stellar showbiz career going from EastEnders to Dancing On IceCredit: Rex Features

He then played Mark Fowler in EastEnders until 2003 before joining The Bill as evil Gabriel.

Todd also famously appeared on Dancing On Ice in 2009.

In 2018 he starred in movie Birches.

Paula-Ann Bland – Claire Scott

Clair was one of the most recognisable characters from Grange Hill

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Clair was one of the most recognisable characters from Grange Hill

One of the show’s iconic characters, Claire was a child of overprotective parents.

Paula, who played her, later landed a record deal for a cover version of The Locomotion.

Paula-Ann now works in publicity

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Paula-Ann now works in publicityCredit: Rex Features

She also moved to Los Angeles for a time before returning to London to set up a publicity firm.

Gwyneth Powell – Bridget McClusky

Known for her iconic perm, Gwyneth played teacher Bridget McClusky

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Known for her iconic perm, Gwyneth played teacher Bridget McCluskyCredit: BBC

One of the show’s most famous faces, Gwyneth was super-permed headteacher Mrs McClusky during her reign from 1981 to 1991.

She has since featured in Heartbeat, A Touch Of Frost, Casualty and Holby City, and from 2013-2018 starred as Mum in Channel 4 sitcom Man Down.

She has continued to work as an actress since Grange Hill

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She has continued to work as an actress since Grange HillCredit: Rex Features

She lives in Sussex with her actor husband Alan Leith.

Michelle Herbert – Trisha Yates

Michelle turned her hand running businesses after quitting acting

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Michelle turned her hand running businesses after quitting acting

After playing bad-girl, make-up loving Trisha Yates for five years, cast member Michelle gave up acting to work for a major sweet manufacturer.

She then later joined her husband in their family glazing business. In 2015 she underwent a mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer.

Terry Sue-Patt – Benny Green

Terry played Tucker Jenkins’ footie-loving pal Benny and was the first child through the school gates back in February, 1978.

Terry played one of the first characters on the show, Benny Green

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Terry played one of the first characters on the show, Benny GreenCredit: BBC

Sadly the actor was found dead in his London flat in 2015, aged 50.

Police fear his body may have lain there for a month before it was found.

Terry died in 2015, aged 50

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Terry died in 2015, aged 50Credit: Rex Features