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  Grange Hill moving to Liverpool
Updated 26 February 2002, 11.04
Grange Hill is on the move
Pupils at Grange Hill look set for an extra long journey to school.

Starting in the next school year, the drama at the most famous school in Britain will be filmed in Liverpool - but set in an unnamed city.

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No one knows why a new school in a new city is needed, but there are rumours that some huge disaster will happen in the final episode of the current series.

The move is part of attempts to update the programme after 25 years, with telly bosses hoping to bring in the man who invented Grange Hill to think up the changes.

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Phil Redmond also created Brookside and Hollyoaks, and Grange Hill could be filmed at the same studios where the two soaps are made, Mersey Studios.

CBBC Bosses said of the drama: "It's had a fantastic 25 years and this is one way to ensure a great programme has an exciting future."

When Grange Hill began it was unusual because lots of the characters had very strong London accents, now that is much more normal on TV, and the new-look series may have pupils from all over the country.

Redmond told the Daily Telegraph as part of the new-look, the show will move back to funnier storylines rather the heavy social issues in recent times, as it did when it started in 1978.

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