8.1/10
753
25 user 2 critic

Press Gang 

A bunch of kids are to make a newspaper for the young, named "Junior Gazette". The series follows these kids both on job and in private.

Creator:

Bill Moffat
Reviews
Popularity
3,639 ( 131)

Episodes

Seasons


Years



5   4   3   2   1  
1993   1992   1991   1990   1989  
3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Dramarama (1983–1989)
Drama | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A series of plays for children which featured the supernatural frequently and science fiction occasionally.

Stars: Denyse Alexander, Ian Kirkby, Christopher Biggins
Art Attack (TV Series 1999)
Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Stars: Jordi Cruz
MASK (1985–1986)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Matt Trakker leads a special team of masked crime fighters with a fleet of hidden function vehicles against Miles Mayhem and his criminal organization known as V.E.N.O.M.

Stars: Doug Stone, Mark Halloran, Brendan McKane
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Princess Adora raises her magic sword and becomes She-Ra, the most powerful woman in the universe, to aid her friends in defeating the Evil Horde so their planet Etheria can be free.

Stars: Melendy Britt, George DiCenzo, John Erwin
Animation | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A group of reclusive humanoid bears and a few trusted humans explore their lost heritage and prevent their enemies from exploiting it.

Stars: June Foray, Noelle North, Lorenzo Music
Fraggle Rock (1983–1987)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The adventures of the various inhabitants of an underground civilization.

Stars: Karen Prell, Gerard Parkes, Kathryn Mullen
Spatz (1990–1992)
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A teen comedy show about life in a fast food restaurant.

Stars: Paul Rothery, Vas Blackwood, Jonathan Copestake
The Transformers (1984–1987)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Two opposing factions of transforming alien robots engage in a battle that has the fate of Earth in the balance.

Stars: Frank Welker, Peter Cullen, Corey Burton
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The most powerful man in the universe, He-Man, goes against the evil forces of Skeletor to save the planet Eternia and to protect the secrets of Castle Grayskull.

Stars: John Erwin, Alan Oppenheimer, Linda Gary
Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

Kukla, Fran and Ollie hosted this film program. They would introduce children's films from around the world. In between, the three would act in short skits.

Stars: Perry Benson, Anoop Singh, Raymond Boal
The Smurfs (1981–1990)
Animation | Short | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The Smurfs are little blue creatures that live in mushroom houses in a forest inhabited mainly by their own kind. The smurfs average daily routine is attempting to avoid Gargomel, an evil man who wants to kill our little blue friends.

Stars: Don Messick, Danny Goldman, Lucille Bliss
Live & Kicking (1993–2001)
Comedy | Family | Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The BBC's much loved weekly 3 and a quarter hour live Saturday Morning programme, aimed at children.

Stars: Emma Forbes, Andi Peters, John Barrowman
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Julia Sawalha ...  Lynda Day / ... 43 episodes, 1989-1993
Dexter Fletcher ...  Spike Thomson / ... 43 episodes, 1989-1993
Paul Reynolds ...  Colin Mathews 43 episodes, 1989-1993
Mmoloki Chrystie Mmoloki Chrystie ...  Frazz Davis 41 episodes, 1989-1993
Kelda Holmes Kelda Holmes ...  Sarah Jackson 41 episodes, 1989-1993
Lee Ross ...  Kenny Phillips 31 episodes, 1989-1993
Joanna Dukes Joanna Dukes ...  Tiddler 30 episodes, 1989-1993
Lucy Benjamin ...  Julie Craig 23 episodes, 1989-1993
Edit

Storyline

A bunch of kids are to make a newspaper for the young, named "Junior Gazette". The series follows these kids both on job and in private.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Family | Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 1989 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

La pandilla plumilla See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (43 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono | Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Julia Sawalha (Lynda Day) and Dexter Fletcher (Spike Thomson) are the only actors to appear in all 43 episodes of the series. In second place is Paul Reynolds (Colin Mathews), who appeared in every episode except Press Gang: How to Make a Killing (1989) and Press Gang: The Big Hello (1991). See more »

Quotes

Lynda: Why do I get everything in my whole stupid life wrong?
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hard Quiz: Episode #4.10 (2019) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

Brilliant acting and realistic plots make this series fantastic!
20 December 1999 | by avantiSee all my reviews

"Press Gang" is probably the best TV series I have seen. It has all the elements of good entertainment. This includes brilliant acting and realistic plots. This series is set at the office of the Junior Gazette, a newspaper run entirely by teenagers. The paper is funded by the Gazette with two purposes: a) to encourage people to read the Gazette and b) to keep some trouble makers off the street. The series runs through stories about what happens to the newspaper team while trying to put the Junior Gazette out for the week. I loved this series and found it very addictive. By using young actors it relates to teenagers better than most TV series. I hope that everyone gets a chance to see this series soon.


9 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 25 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed