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Season 1 Episode 12

Shouldn't I Be Taller?

Aired Unknown Apr 08, 1989 on ITV
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Episode Summary

Shouldn't I Be Taller?
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

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    Suzanne Church

    Suzanne Church

    Miss Trench

    Guest Star

    Johanna Borman

    Johanna Borman


    Guest Star

    Mmoloki Chrystie

    Mmoloki Chrystie

    Frazz Davis

    Recurring Role

    Lucy Benjamin

    Lucy Benjamin

    Julie Craig

    Recurring Role

    Charlie Creed-Miles

    Charlie Creed-Miles

    Danny McColl

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

    • QUOTES (7)

      • Spike: Look, save me some time. Is there anything I can tell you that'll make you come back?
        Lynda: You know Spike, you're a very nice person and it was really sweet of you to come looking for me. But I'm afraid there's absolutely nothing you can say that'll make me change my mind.
        Spike: Okay.
        Lynda: Where are you going?
        Spike: Well you said there was nothing I could say.
        Lynda: Would it hurt you to try a little harder?
        Spike: Lynda, David didn't kill himself because of you; so tell yourself that, don't wait for me.

      • Spike: Lynda, you've got the dress sense of a clothes line. I mean those cardigans, even I wouldn't look good in those.
        Lynda: My mum knits them!
        Spike: Oh yeah? Well tell her something from me; your arms, they're both the same length.

      • (After being attacked by Spike)
        Colin: It's not myself that I'm worried about, it's the other kids, the ones less able to take care of themselves.
        Spike: I just made a grab at him, and he fell, that's all.
        Colin: Mr Sullivan, I have a number of people willing to testify that Spike is a dangerous psycopath, and a menace to society.
        Mr Sullivan: And that'll be a professional judgement, will it?
        Colin: Oh yes, sir. They will be payed.

      • Miss Hessope: I really don't know why I'm doing this.
        Girl: It's for our history project, miss.
        Miss Hessope: I know, but why are you only measuring up to my neck?
        Laura: It's about the guillotine, miss.

      • Spike: Hey Billy, how's Paralysis?
        Billy: Oh, sleeping in his basket at usual. (Cut to the dog, Paralysis, in his basket)

      • (As Kenny hides behind the door)
        Kenny: I don't want to be editor!
        Tiddler: Kenny, let me tell you what I've got out here. I've got a nomination form for the editor-election, I've got eight of my best friends waiting to see you when you come out, and I've got your trousers. Let's talk.

      • (As Spike watches two girls tracing around Mr Sullivan as he lies down on a piece of paper)
        Spike: What are these kids doing?
        Mr Sullivan: Ehm, some project for their art class, apparently.
        Girl: We're building a tomb.
        Mr Sullivan: A tomb?!

    • NOTES (2)

      • Danny also leaves at the end of this series. He is replaced in series 2 by newcomer Kevin.

      • The character Julie left the Junior Gazette briefy to go to art college. Newcomer Sam takes her place in the next series as head of the graphics department.
        Julie returns during series 4.

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Opening sequence:

        The opening sequence of this episode draws heavily on the events of the previous episode Monday - Tuesday in which a graphics department member, David, tried to unsuccessfully blackmail Lynda into putting him on the writing team. When Lynda resisted things were too much for David and he committed suicide.