Thursday, December 13, 2007


It's not even 2008 yet, but we may already have a Toobits award winner for Best Character Return for next December!

It's been announced by the BBC that Todd Carty will be returning to the role that first made him famous back when he was fourteen years old in 1978 - that of Tucker Jenkins in 'Grange Hill'.

There's going to be a one-time special episode of the show probably airing in February when the 30th anniversary of the show is celebrated.

Now 44 years old, Todd Carty told the "Mirror": "It's been hugely nostalgic and quite emotional. I was sitting having lunch in the canteen with all the kids and getting a little misty-eyed.

"I was one of them 30 years ago. I'd wake up every morning excited about going to the studio. That was the best time of my life. Kids could really identify with 'Grange Hill' and each generation since has grown up with the characters from their era - Tucker or Zammo or Gonch or Robbie."

'Grange Hill' has provided the backdrop for storylines including rape and heroin addiction, making it sound to this outsider from the US as though it was the forerunner for 'DeGrassi High'.

Toby OB

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