Press Gang

ITV (ended 1993)




Episode Guide

    • At Last a Dragon
      At Last a Dragon
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      Spike and Lynda finally go on their first date, at an important cocktail party. Initially Lynda worries Spike will screw up her big chance, but as her nervous hick develops, she's grateful he's there. Also at the party is a sheik who looks an awful lot like Colin...
    • The Big Finish?
      The Big Finish?
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      The future of the Junior Gazette is uncertain. As the staffers on the paper are finishing school, the owners want to turn the paper over the next lot of kids. The Junior Gazette was meant to be a school newspaper, but Lynda and Kenny want to run the paper commercially, employing any staff that wish to remain. They draw up a proposal and submit this to the paper's owners. Colin has groomed Kenny for rock stardom, but his big concert is the same night as the proposal. Spike expresses his feelings for Lynda, but does Lynda feel the same way for Spike? Can she bring herself to say those three little words that Spike wants to hear? Spike threatens to go back to America - but can Lynda decide between Spike and her paper?moreless
    • A Quarter to Midnight
      A Quarter to Midnight
      Season 5 - Episode 3
      Having lied to Spike about her whereabouts, Lynda becomes accidently trapped in an airtight storage vault in the Slattenheim building where she was meeting John Crawford, her source on a story she was writing. Her mobile phone is damaged, and as a result, she can make calls but those who she calls cannot hear her. In her attempts to reach Spike so he can save her before she suffocates, she comes up with an ingenious Lynda-esque strategy for helping Spike and the Gazette team locate her. But will her plan work? Will they reach her in time?moreless
    • Love and War
      Love and War
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      Spike has personal stuff going on. He has to go back to America, and keeps calling his father, leaving angry and hurt messages on his answering machine. If this wasn't bad enough, Colin chains Spike to a suitcase to which there is no key. As Lynda tries to help him getting the lock to open, she gets an insight into the broken relationship between Spike and his dad. But it might be too late to fix it.moreless
    • Something Terrible (2)
      Something Terrible (2)
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      Colin thinks he has worked out Cindy's secret, but what can he do about it? Lynda convinces him to confide in her, as she is concerned that Colin's melancholia may affect the paper's finances, and helps Colin find a way of addressing the terrible issue at hand.
    • The Last Word (2)
      The Last Word (2)
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      With the staff being realeased one by one, until only Linda and Spike remain, Sarah finally tells the police the whole story as they attend the funneral of a Junior Gazette member
    • Love and the Junior Gazette
      Love and the Junior Gazette
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      Sarah writes a cross review about a play, but finds herself in a dilemma when she starts dating an actor who stars in it. Kenny starts to fall for a girl over the phone. Problems revolving love are also in store for Lynda, who is invited to a cocktail party, and needs to bring a date...moreless
    • Money, Love and Birdseed
      Money, Love and Birdseed
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      Tiddler has a plan to get Lynda and Spike together. As well as pigeons crowd the gangs newsroom and suspicion falls to Colin being responsible for it. At the school money goes missing from the school's Judo club and the finger is pointed at Bobby Tweed who swears he didn't do it.moreless
    • Interface
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      A Ghost Writer turns up at the office, producing written articles and television reviews. Who is he? Lynda and Spike work together after Colin comes up with a lead.

      The gang also enter a competition to win a computor and printer set. Something they desperately need. Colin comes up with an incredible brainwave.moreless

    • The Rest of My Life
      The Rest of My Life
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      The paper swings into action for coverage when they hear that a local record store has been brought down by a huge explosion. The staff all go flat out for coverage... but where's Spike? Actually, he's buried under the rubble, listening to the voice of an injured girl it turns out he knows but has never really noticed...moreless
    • The Last Word (1)
      The Last Word (1)
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      The Staff of the Junior Gazette are held hostage by a gun man, from the local gun club when they print an article wanting gun's banned, everyone co-operates except a stuborn Linda, as the story unfolds it's clear one of the staff has been killed, but who?
    • Bad News
      Bad News
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      The owner of the Junior Gazette has died and the gang are forced to review their situation. Colin has the future of the gazette on his shoulders as he is made the head editor. Lynda and Spike appear unexpectedly on a kid's TV show - with explosive results.
    • Going Back to Jasper Street
      Going Back to Jasper Street
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      A Creepy statue gives Linda nightmares and determined to work out why, she and Kenny delve into there childhoods, to discover a broken promise to an old lady is the key. Meanwhile Spike is being stalked by a girl Colin wants to date
    • In the Picture
      In the Picture
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      Lynda and Spike are finally back together again. Spike leaves for America for his father's funeral. Cathrine Hill, who has an uncanny resemblance to Lynda, shows up at her office but won't reveal why she's there. Meanwhile, Colin, and Frazz are on a stakeout at a celebrity's hotel room, but it all goes terribly wrong.moreless
    • The Week and Pizza
      The Week and Pizza
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      Its a normal week at the Junior Gazette. Colin tries to blackmail Lynda so she'll get off his back about the finances of the Gazette. Spike and Tiddler interview an author who turns out to be a horrible person, and Sam, Kenny and Lynda try to fire one of the staff members.moreless
    • How to Make a Killing (1)
      How to Make a Killing (1)
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      Kenny investigates a mysterious girl called Jenny, who draws chalk outlines on the pavement outside the Highpoint Flats. He soon finds himself in hot water after finding out more then he intended to.....
    • There Are Crocodiles
      There Are Crocodiles
      Season 5 - Episode 6
      After a soccer match (which the team lose) they return back to the office they discover that Kevin has overdosed in the toilets. Lynda is retelling the story of the previous weeks to someone, who is revealed as David, who also committed suicide. But when it is revealed that Lynda is unconscious in the office it on fire the questions remains - will she survive it, or perish?moreless
    • Both Sides of the Paper
      Both Sides of the Paper
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      The Junior Gazette is in danger of being suspended by the headmaster as school exams approach and pressure builds. Lynda has serious ambitions much to Sarah's worry, as the gazette starts gaining interest. And the team interview The Phone Ranger. But will Mr Harvey have any of it?
    • Yesterday's News
      Yesterday's News
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      An argument between Spike and Lynda leads to them competing to see who can break a story first. Meanwhile, Spike is trying to say something important, but can't seem to find the right moment. It appears he might be more affected by the explosion than his friends thought.
    • Something Terrible (1)
      Something Terrible (1)
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      A young girl called Cindy makes trouble for Colin, yet she seems to like Colin and his crazy ideas. But she never wants to go home and shies away from being touched. What is her secret? Meanwhile, Lynda and Spike are going to extreme lengths to hide their relationship from the newsteam, when all at the Junior Gazette are aware of their relationship. Tiddler even re-names her 'productive' pair of rabbits, Henry and George, Lynda and Spike.moreless
    • Killer on the Line
      Killer on the Line
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      The newsroom starts to receive mysterious, threatening phone calls from someone who claims to have attacked a local shopkeeper. The gang reckon they're on to a seriously big storyline, or so they think. Meanwhile Lynda has stolen Spike's passport in order to stop him from returning to America, for good.
    • Breakfast at Czar's
      Breakfast at Czar's
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      The local leisure complex is being threatened with closure and The Junior Gazette come up with a great campaign to save it, or so they originally thought. The facts are wrong and the team are forced to write another edition of the paper. Much to Lynda's delight as she uses her own initiative to back the council into a corner. Does she succeed in getting the whole story and revealing the true facts.moreless
    • Shouldn't I Be Taller?
      Shouldn't I Be Taller?
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      With Lynda having resigned as Editor, Colin wants the job. Tiddler desperately enlists Kenny into also running for the job. Billy does some digging on Spike's behalf to find out what is happening with Lynda and finds that she is transfering to another school. Can Spike save the paper from Colin?moreless
    • How to Make a Killing (2)
      How to Make a Killing (2)
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      Kenny continues to pursue the girl in order to solve the mystery, but Lynda needs him back at the Junior Gazette. She is eventually forced to take on Spike as her assistant for the day much to her un-delight. Kenny's mystery provokes the teams biggest under cover operation campaign yet, just what is going on?moreless
    • Holding On
      Holding On
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      It's make or break time for Spike. He's got to decide which is the girl for him, Lynda or Zoe. Kenny decides it's make or break with him too.
    • Monday - Tuesday
      Monday - Tuesday
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      With the plan for the week well under way on Monday, the life of certain members of the newsroom team are changed forever on the Tuesday. A meeting sees Kevin, Colin, Sarah, Spike and Lynda figuring out how it all happened, and who was to blame. Maybe Tuesday shouldn't have been cancelled afterall.moreless
    • The Big Hello
      The Big Hello
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      The Junior Gazette is now a fully fledged commercial business. Sam has gone and so has Spike, who has returned to America. Lynda is having obvious problems coping with him not being there. By chance an invesitgation into the corruptional dealings with the local council leads to a chain reation and a surprise visit from Spike...and a mystery girl.moreless
    • Friendly Fire
      Friendly Fire
      Season 5 - Episode 2
      Sarah contemplates her future with the Junior Gazette. Should she stay or should she go? But how will the rest of them handle her decision
    • One Easy Lesson
      One Easy Lesson
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      A new teacher at the school, Simon Knowles, is having a hard time taking control of his class. Sarah, who is also his cousin, comes up with a plan to do a 'Teacher Profile'. The desired outcome however doesn't come through leaving Simon on a downhill side - unless the gazette team can come up with a plan.moreless
    • Deadline
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      There's a printer strike and they are forced to have to write the following weeks edition as well, and in only a few hours. Just when Sarah is needed she is out on a date and Spike has to track her down to get her to write a story.

      Meanwhile, Colin and Danny need to get a photo today, which isn't being posed until tomorrow, of Tommy Anderson.moreless
    • Friends Like These
      Friends Like These
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      A pop star has been stranded at the train station and Lynda knows that it would make front page news at The Junior Gazette. Her only chance is to ask Sarah, but Sarah isn't feeling to good about herself. Lynda's desperate for the scoop and goes to lengthly measures to make sure it happens. Leaving poor Sarah questioning herself emotionally.moreless
    • Rock Solid
      Rock Solid
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      Since her break-up with Spike, Lynda has become a monster in the press room. Kenny tries to be a buffer between her and the staff. When Colin learns Kenny has a hidden talent, he decides to make him a star.
    • Head and Heart
      Head and Heart
      Season 5 - Episode 1
      Colin has fallen in love with Janet, the new school secretary. He finds a note in a book and presumes it is arrangements for Janet and he to meet. When he arrives for the 'date' she is expecting someone else - the headmaster, who is a married man and publicising himself as being a 'family man'. Will Lynda run with the story and destroy his career?moreless
    • UnXpected
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      Frazz has been given the opportunity to write an article on his favourite show Colonel X, which was cancelled due to Colonel X's alter ego John England being killed in a car crash. Frazz though is mugged and hit on the head. Fantasy becomes reality when he starts seeing X, but not just him the others as well. Is the truth really out there or are they all going mad. Lynda needs help to get out of a situation involving a date. Is Spike willing to assist her or not?moreless
    • Chance is a Fine Thing
      Chance is a Fine Thing
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      The new recruit, Judy Wellman, seems to go down very well with the lads but unbeknown to them she's only got her eyes set on one, Colin. But is it a case of opposites attract for him? Kenny discovers a 50 old letter under the floorboards of his grandfather's house. It seems that his grandfather had proposed to a woman in Canada, but since he never received the letter - he married someone else.moreless
    • Picking Up the Pieces
      Picking Up the Pieces
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      Spike is in trouble with the head when he hits another student, but he won't let anyone help him. Frazz discovers Colin's little plan that involves him as his pawn in his newest venture. Kenny suffers a broken heart when a girl rejects his advances.
    • Photo Finish
      Photo Finish
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      Lynda is desperate to finish her story before the deadline. The first edition is released, with much outrage from the public. But luck happens to save the day with a chance encounter.
    • Food, Love and Insecurity
      Food, Love and Insecurity
      Season 5 - Episode 4
      When Phillipa's, an ex-girlfriend of Spike's, fiancee goes missing, Julie convinces Spike to ask her out to dinner to get the real story behind the disappearance. The plan goes sour when the investigation is planned to take place in a restaurant, where Lynda is posing as a waitress.
    • Page One
      Page One
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      Lynda and Spike are both head to head as they compete to come up up with the best front-page headline for the gangs first edition of The Junior Gazette.

      But are their stories what they seem?

    • Day Dreams
      Day Dreams
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      After yet another fight with Spike, Lynda has a dream featuring her old teacher, Mr.Sullivan. In it, she sees the future of all her friends. Then she has to decide what the future has in store for her and Spike...
    • A Night In
      A Night In
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      The gang get suspicious when a moody Lynda makes everyone stay behind to work late, and of course nobody wants to. As for Colin he has a very important meeting with the towns richest man, or does he? The excuses go flying as the gang work out what is really wrong with Lynda and why Spike is acting up.moreless
    • She's Got It Taped
      She's Got It Taped
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      A bomb goes off in a café, and Sarah investigates the story. She follows a lead to Archie, a low-time criminal who was supposed to phone in the bomb threat before it went off. Archie, on the other hand, wants his hand on some evidence that Sarah has.
    • Windfall
      Season 5 - Episode 5
      Colin goes on a date with Julie. But it doesn't turn out the way he was expecting.