Graham's Gang (TV Series 1977–1979)

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Graham's Gang (TV Series 1977–1979)

The adventures of Graham and his friends - William, Lux, Robert and Keith. Oh, and Mildred who is determined to be part of the gang.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
UK
IMDb   7.3 /10
Creators
Creator Marilyn Fox
Creator John Challen
Information
Release Date1977-11-21
Runtime25mins
GenreAdventure, Comedy
Content Rating
Awards1 nomination.
CompanyBritish Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
CountryUK
Language
Mark Francis
Mark Francis
Graham 10 episodes, 1977-1979
Melanie Gibson
Melanie Gibson
Mildred 10 episodes, 1977-1979
Neill Lilywhite
Neill Lilywhite
William 10 episodes, 1977-1979
Alan Corbett
Alan Corbett
Lux 10 episodes, 1977-1979
Tommy Pender
Tommy Pender
Robert 10 episodes, 1977-1979
Lloyd Mahoney
Lloyd Mahoney
Keith 10 episodes, 1977-1979

Graham's Gang

Graham's Gang is a British children's comedy created by John Challen and first broadcast by the BBC in 1977. It was nominated for a Best Children's TV series BAFTA in 1979, but has yet to be released on DVD. The series is described as traditional hi-jinks by the BFI.


Cast

  • Mark Francis as Graham
  • Melanie Gibson as Mildred
  • Neill Lillywhite as William
  • Alan Corbett as Lux
  • Tommy Pender as Robert
  • Lloyd Mahoney as Keith
  • Katherine Hughes as Denise (series 2 only)

Situation

The gang consisted of five boys - Graham, William, Lux, Robert and Keith - and one girl, Mildred. Plots often revolved around the boys trying to exclude Mildred, who would often use her influential family to try to force herself back into the gang. Graham's leadership of the gang was constantly threatened by William, whereas Robert and Keith were always on the verge of fighting. Lux tended to be slow on the uptake, usually a couple of steps behind the rest of the gang's plans. In the second series the gang were joined by a new character, Denise, who was Lux's girlfriend. The gang featured on an episode of Blue Peter just prior to transmission of the first series.


Episodes

There were two series, each of five episodes, as follows:

Series One (21 November – 19 December 1977, 4:40pm)

Series Two (14 February – 14 March 1979, 5:05pm)


Guest Stars

Notable guest stars in the series included Michael Troughton (Kidnap!), Ivor Salter (Cameraderie/Mildred's Party), Brigit Forsyth (Cordial Intent) and Ray Burdis (Mildred's Party).


Books

A novelisation was written by the series creator and released in October 1978.