Byker Grove

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Byker Grove
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Byker Grove is set in Newcastle, England in a youth group centre called The Grove. The show airing as part of CBBC, began airing on 8th November 1989 and after 363 programmes, endless cast and crew changes and facelifts, ended on 10th December 2006. The show launched many careers for young actors, including Ant & Dec and Andrew Hayden-Smith.
Altea Claveras

Altea Claveras

Charlotte Murray (Season 17+)

Daniel Watson

Daniel Watson

Peter / Gadget (Season 17+)

Chloe Stanley

Chloe Stanley

Danielle Blake (Season 17+)

Simon Yugire

Simon Yugire

Musaka (Season 15+)

Daniel Waterston

Daniel Waterston

Mickey Murray (Season 15+)

Alex Beebe

Alex Beebe

Adam Brett (Season 15+)

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  • I used to love it...maybe it's because i'm too old for it but when I happened to watch a recent episode I had to switch over because it was absolutely awful!moreless

    7.0
    I really did used to love the show. I'd be there every Tuesday and Thursday ready to watch it...but that was back in the day lol.

    I remember the old characters like Ben, Ollie, Harry, Cher, Karen, Flora, Sita and Brigid. The show was great then..but now it's just stupid, sorry and all. I just really think it is. I don't see the point of some of the characters and the acting is truly awful. I think it's good that it deals with teenage issues - but that Stumpy guy is a total idiot...and his friend...dunno his name but he's an idiot too lol. I think the acting quality has decreased recently and the characters are all a bit far-fetched which makes the stories un-convincing.

    I just don't see the point of the characters...or their names. We used to have characters with proper names and more believable issues...now it's just a joke - Gadget, Spud? What?

    I think it lost it's appeal around the time when Ben left, maybe a little bit before. I enjoyed S9 - 13/14 and only really watched it after that because Ben was in it...then he left and the show went downhill fast.

    Sorry...can't stand the show anymore. I wont hesitate to switch it over if I catch my younger brother and sister watching it. I gave it a rating of 7 because it used to be a really decent show...if I was to rate it now it'd probably get a 1.moreless
  • One of the shows at the forefront of teenage issues on television, Byker Grove's ONLY downside is that is overshadowed by it's older BBC counterpart, Grange Hill. Overall, a brilliant, innovative show in its own right.moreless

    10
    One of the shows at the forefront of teenage issues on television, Byker Grove's ONLY downside is that is overshadowed by it's older BBC counterpart, Grange Hill. Overall, a brilliant, innovative show in its own right.

    Right from the beginning, Byker Grove has not been afraid to tackle sensitive issues, from children looking after their parents (Fraser and Spuggie looking after their sick mum and alcholic dad in the early series, Claire more recently), to theft (Ben and Terry, series 10), to alcoholism (Paul, series 14), to death (Gil, series 2; Gemma, series 6; Geoff, series 11; Ben, series 15), they retain their "no holds barred" attitude, and do well from it.moreless
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