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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.

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Bill Moffat
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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
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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.

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Genres:

Family | Comedy | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 1989 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

La pandilla plumilla See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (43 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono | Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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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: Okay, it's like this. There's a tribe living down by a river, and in the river there are crocodiles. The tribe has one particular piece of wisdom passed down through the generations. It goes like this: if you happen to meet a crocodile, don't stick your head in its mouth. Every now and then, and who knows the reason, people ignore this advice, which is sad, because they die. But very stupid because they were warned. They had a choice. The moral of this story is this: You can't afford to be ...
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One of the greatest television series ever made
1 July 2003 | by David_NiemannSee all my reviews

When I was a kid I absolutely loved "Press Gang".

I really feel sorry for the children of today, who get served up so much crap. This show never once underestimated the intelligence of its audience. The story-lines and characters were believable, intelligent, gripping and emotionally powerful, as well as being incredibly funny.

I wanted to be just like the people in this show, and I even started writing my own "newspaper"!

Lynda Day was such a great character, played with real enthusiasm by the wonderful Julia Sawalha. And the supporting cast were magnificent.

The show was not afraid to address confronting social issues that were relevant to its audience. In some ways it is quite like the "Degrassi" series.

I long to see this show repeated on television here. Oh Press Gang, I love you!


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