The Grimleys

The Grimleys (1999)

  • Genre: Comedy
  • Creator: Jed Mercurio
  • First Air Date: 1999-03-08
  • Last Air Date: 2001-04-01
  • Total Seasons: 3
  • Total Episodes: 22
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 30 min.
  • Networks: ITV
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The Grimleys is a nostalgic comedy-drama television series set on a council estate in Dudley, West Midlands, England in the mid-1970s. It was first broadcast by Granada TV for ITV in 1999, following a pilot in 1997, and concluded in 2001 after three series. The show was written by Jed Mercurio, who had trained as a doctor and whose first series, Cardiac Arrest - written under the pseudonym 'John MacUre' - had attracted critical plaudits for its dark portrayal of life in a disintegrating British National Health Service. The filming of the school took place in Salford, Buile Hill High, Hope High and Pendleton College, although the filming of the characters' homes actually took place some 80 miles away in the Dudley area itself; around Parkes Hall Road on the Dudley-Sedgley border.

  • Keywords: northern england, 1970s, school
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    The Grimleys Seasons

    Season 0

    First Air Date: 1997-07-05
    1 Episodes

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 1999-03-08
    6 Episodes

    Season 2

    First Air Date: 2000-01-09
    10 Episodes

    Season 3

    First Air Date: 2001-01-22
    6 Episodes

    The Grimleys Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1Romeo & Juliet30 min
    Season 1Episode 2The Road Not Taken30 min
    Season 1Episode 3The Golden Whistle30 min
    Season 1Episode 4Something for the Weekend30 min
    Season 1Episode 5Kung Fu Fighting30 min
    Season 1Episode 6Survival of the Fittest30 min
    Season 2Episode 1The Beautiful Game30 min
    Season 2Episode 2The Gold Star30 min
    Season 2Episode 3The Beast with Two Backs30 min
    Season 2Episode 4One Day in the Life30 min
    Season 2Episode 5The Search for Extraterrestial Intelligence30 min
    Season 2Episode 6Driving Miss Titley30 min
    Season 2Episode 7The Bionic Boy30 min
    Season 2Episode 8The Pon Farr30 min
    Season 2Episode 9The Memory Gland30 min
    Season 2Episode 10The Prime of Mr. Doug Digby30 min
    Season 3Episode 1The Big Sleep30 min
    Season 3Episode 2Death and the Maiden30 min
    Season 3Episode 3Ecce Homo30 min
    Season 3Episode 4An Inspector Calls30 min
    Season 3Episode 5Forbidden Fruit30 min
    Season 3Episode 6The Grimley Curse30 min
    • Amanda Holden

      as Geraldine Titley
    • Jan Ravens

    • Craig Kelly

    • Brian Conley

    • Ryan Cartwright

    • Noddy Holder

      as Mr Holder
    • James Bradshaw

      as Gordon Grimley
    • Nigel Planer

      as Les Grimley
    • Simon Lowe

    Writing Jed Mercurio Writer