Many of our favorite EastEnders characters bought their begin on the favored kids’s TV present Grange Hill.
The BBC present adopted the lives of characters on the fiction complete college of Grange Hill, and tackled numerous severe points affecting younger individuals.
From bullying to teacher-pupil relationships, the present was ground-breaking in its exploration and portrayal of younger individuals.
Numerous recognisable EastEnders favourites first appeared within the fashionable kids’s present earlier than they entered the BBC One cleaning soap.
Here’s the EastEnders forged members that you just won’t know appeared in Grange Hill first.
Known to most individuals because the feisty Bianca Jackson in EastEnders, Patsy Palmer first starred on the hit kids’s present Grange Hill.
Between 1985 and 1987 Patsy performed the minor position of Natasha within the kids’s programme.
After that she went on to have small roles in numerous different exhibits akin to Tricky Business, Making News, Clarissa, Love Hurts, and The Bill.
In 1993 she made her debut on EastEnders the place she stayed within the position for six years till she took a break to spend time together with her household.
Over the years she reprised the position on and off till she final left the present in 2019.
She now lives in California together with her household, and focuses her life round well being and wellness.
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In 1983, simply earlier than she was in Albert Square, Letitia Dean starred in Grange Hill as a scholar named Lucinda Olive.
Then not lengthy after in 1985 the actress joined the unique forged of EastEnders, enjoying the position of Sharon Watts.
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Sharon shortly grew to become one of many present’s hottest characters because the troubled and spoiled daughter of Dirty Den and Angie Watts.
She stayed within the cleaning soap till 1995, however reprised her position once more from 2001 to 2006, and once more from 2012.
Actor Sean Maguire first rose to fame in 1988 at simply eleven-years-old when he took on the position of ‘Tegs’ Ratcliffe on the BBC drama Grange Hill.
He remained within the position for numerous years till he left in 1991.
Soon after, in 1993, he joined the forged of EastEnders enjoying Aidan Brosnan, a younger Irish footballer enjoying for the fictional facet Walford F.C.
The character proved very talked-about, and was concerned in numerous severe storylines round homelessness, drug abuse, and suicide.
He was solely within the cleaning soap till 1994, when he then left to take a starring position within the BBC drama sequence Dangerfield.
Susan Tully is well-known immediately for her portrayal of single mom Michelle Fowler within the BBC cleaning soap.
Before she was in Albert Square, she took on the position of rebellious teenager Suzanna Ross in Grange Hill.
She performed the position within the hit kids’s programme for 3 years, earlier than she secured the foremost position in EastEnders on the age of 17.
During her time on the cleaning soap her character noticed numerous massive and controversial storylines, most notably when her character Michelle grew to become pregnant on the age of 16 after an affair with 39-year-old Den Watts.
She left the position in 1995 after ten years on the cleaning soap.
In December 2016, the character was recast to actress Jenna Russell after Susan repeatedly turned down provides to return.
The present’s govt producer on the time, Sean O’Connor stated that she gave her blessing for the position to be recast.
Like lots of his fellow EastEnders co-stars, Todd Carty’s early profession was outlined by his position in Grange Hill.
Todd performed the position of Tucker Jenkins for 4 years from 1978 till 1982, and likewise within the spin off sequence Tucker’s Luck from 1983 till 1985.
A couple of years later Todd took over the position of Mark Fowler in EastEnders, after the unique actor, David Scarboro, sadly died.
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He stayed on this position for 13 years, earlier than the character was written out of the present in 2002.
Todd made his ultimate look as Mark in 2003, using out of the sq. on his motorcycle. The character subsequently died off display screen in 2004.