Monday, 24 January 2022
Destiny In Quite A Similar Way?
What are they going to do with the revived Waterloo Road? It was barking mad by the end. On the original premise, they could have run it forever, as they could have run a series set in a London comprehensive school, or in a youth club in Newcastle.
We used to laugh at the lack of swearing in Grange Hill, of which there is apparently going to be a film, and in Byker Grove, which launched no small careers either in number or in impact. But they had everything else in them, and that was why we watched them. If they could be made at all now, then they could not have actors who were the same age as the characters, nor could they be broadcast at what used to be called teatime.