Grange Hill (1978–2008)

Episode #23.18 

Dirty tactics are used to gain cardboard boxes, but Wayne discovers that the whole campaign is basically unprofitable and Arnie has an epileptic fit in public.


Penelope Shales


Paul Smith


Episode credited cast:
Kate Bell Kate Bell ... Kelly Bradshaw
Rachel Bell ... Mrs. Holmes
Paul Brightwell Paul Brightwell ... Mr. Xavier
Thomas Carey Thomas Carey ... Alec Jones
Lee Cornes Lee Cornes ... Mr. Hankin
Liz Crowther Liz Crowther ... Carol Wright
Aidan David Aidan David ... James 'Arnie' Arnold
Oliver Elmidoro Oliver Elmidoro ... Tom Smith
Sally Geoghegan Sally Geoghegan ... Miss Carver
Kelly George ... Ray Haynes
Tanveer Ghani ... Mr. Modi
Skye Gowrie-Smith Skye Gowrie-Smith ... Sylvie (as Sky Gowrie-Smith)
Joanne Howarth ... Sue Hargreaves
Daniel Lee Daniel Lee ... Ben Miller
Diana Magness Diana Magness ... Evelyn Wright


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The Year 9's are determined to make up for lost time in getting boxes, and plan on get the ones behind Anika's mother's shop. The Ofsted inspector ends his sentence with a preposition, observes Miss Carver, then he ends his sentence with a proposition - and asks her out. Year Eight start using dirty tactics to get boxes - they watch where Cracker stashes his lot, and where he puts the key afterwards, and use it gain entrance. Katy goes to an "Australian House Disco" meeting Matt there. Anika gets grief from her mother when the Year 9's grab the cardboard boxes from behind her shop. Meanwhile, Wayne gets a shock when he finds out that companies don't pay for cardboard any more - more the reverse, they require money to take it away. Arnie finds he's misplaced his Epilepsy tablets. Mr. Jones is keen to have another date with Miss Carver. Colin talks to Ray in the café about his opportunity to become a big name in television - but he's having doubts about moving in that direction, and ... Written by Geffers

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Comedy | Drama | Family


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Incidental music includes "You Might Need Somebody" by Shola Ama; "Maria" by Blondie. See more »

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23 March 2000 (UK) See more »

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England, UK

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Mersey Television See more »
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