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Last Updated: Wednesday February 06 2008 12:21 GMT

In Pictures: Grange Hill through the years

The first-ever cast of Grange Hill, all the way back in 1978.

The last-ever episode of Grange Hill has gone out on TV. This pic shows the first-ever cast of the show, all the way back in 1978. Check out those socks! And that hair!

Grange Hill quickly became known for tackling strong issues

Grange Hill quickly became known for tackling strong issues which other kids' programmes didn't. In 1986, the main character Zammo (right) got addicted to dangerous drugs

In another shocking storyline, a main character called Danny Kendall died of a brain condition. He was a rebellious character who just walked out of lessons that he didn't like!

In another shocking storyline, a main character called Danny Kendall died of a brain condition. He was a rebellious character who just walked out of lessons that he didn't like!

One of the series' most popular head teachers in the early days was Mrs McClusky (left).

One of the series' most popular head teachers in the early days was Mrs McClusky (left). Here she is telling off cheeky pupil Pogo Patterson (right) in 1981

Years later, another popular character called Kevin Jenkins (right) also took drugs and nearly died.

Years later, another popular character called Kevin Jenkins (right) also took drugs and nearly died

Character Judi Jeffreys had a hard time at Grange Hill

Character Judi Jeffreys had a hard time at Grange Hill. Sean Pearce accidentally cut her face with a knife, and two series' later, she died in a fire at the school.

Almost all kids at Grange Hill loved head teacher Mr Robson.

Almost all kids at Grange Hill loved head teacher Mr Robson, who was one of the longest-running teachers at Grange Hill. He left in series 27.

The show tackled racism too that year after a feud started between Taylor (pictured) and Nic

The show tackled racism too that year after a feud started between Taylor (pictured) and Nick

Troublemaker Togger Johnson joined in series 28.

Troublemaker Togger Johnson joined in series 28. His character was important because he was the nephew of Grange Hill's very first star, Tucker (pictured)!

Togger and his mates were always up to something.

Togger and his mates were always up to something. Their adventures included finding loads of caged animals, even a tiger!, near the school.

Chris Perry Metcalf (left), who played Togger Johnson and Todd Carty (right), who played Tucker Jenkins

And in the final episode EVER Tucker returns to give the pupils advice when an unexploded bomb is found underneath the school, just before the end of term prom...