The Grimleys

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maidenpriest

  • Wednesday 24th February 2010, 2:05pm
  • Wales
  • 115 posts

Any love for this Sitcom, I am trying to find it to watch again but not having much luck :(

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Will Cam

  • Wednesday 24th February 2010, 9:51pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 8,036 posts

This was a cracking laugh out loud comedy with fine acting, pathos and great characters (The bullyboy PE teacher Digby must have struck a cord with anyone who was at secondary school in the 1970s.

Series one is on Play.com amongst others.

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Aaron

  • Wednesday 24th February 2010, 10:52pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,740 posts

Product artwork - buy at Amazon
Buy at Amazon
[p=http://www.play.com/DVD/DVD/GENCS/26/55/-/3317847/The_Grimleys_Series_1/Product.html]

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maidenpriest

  • Thursday 25th February 2010, 9:16am [Edited]
  • Wales
  • 115 posts
Quote: Aaron @ February 24 2010, 10:52 PM GMT Product artwork - buy at Amazon
Buy at Amazon
[p=http://www.play.com/DVD/DVD/GENCS/26/55/-/3317847/The_Grimleys_Series_1/Product.html]


It's unavailable to buy :(

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Chappers

  • Thursday 25th February 2010, 1:39pm [Edited]
  • Surreyish., England
  • 31,479 posts
Quote: maidenpriest @ February 25 2010, 9:16 AM GMT It's unavailable to buy :(


Steal it then.

Wasn't Noddy Holder in this?

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Aaron

  • Thursday 25th February 2010, 10:59pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,740 posts

You quoted a post that had a DVD cover with him on!

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hotzappa11

  • Friday 26th February 2010, 11:51am
  • Northampton, England
  • 2,445 posts

I think I remember seeing this on ITV3 or ITV4 a few months back.

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WolvoExPunk

  • Friday 14th January 2011, 8:09pm
  • England
  • 12 posts

The Grimleys was by far the best sitcom of its day. Set in the Black Country, they had the accents down to a tee. The PE teacher, Digby, was like the head of PE at my old school in the 70s. People really did dress like that back then.

There were cameo appearances of well known 70s figures such as poet Pam Ayres, Tiswas presenter, Sally James, science man Johnny Ball, and pop stars Alvin Stardust and Noddy Holder in an alternative 70s where they chose other professions.

The TV in the Grimleys living room showed old 70s programes like On The Buses, and The Indoor League.

Also loved the second series, set at the time when I discovered the delights of the Sex Pistols and Sham 69. Beki, the lead singer of Vice Squad told me she is a big fan of the series.

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dennispennis123

  • Friday 14th January 2011, 8:25pm [Edited]
  • United Kingdom
  • 420 posts

I was only young when this was on but seemed to remember it quite well. Brian Conley, Noddy Holder and Amanda Holden were very good in it. I would say this was definitely comedy drama rather than sitcom though.

One scene I do remember was when Amanda Holden was teaching sex education and whipped off her clothes to reveal a very sexy corset. Phwoarrrrr!

Just a shame ITV haven't made anything like this for years.