The Grimleys (1999-2001): Series 1-3 includes rare pilot(1997).


The Grimleys (1999-2001): Series 1-3+ pilot(1997).

Creator: Jed Mercurio
Stars:James Bradshaw, Brian Conley,Ryan Cartwright and Noddy Holder.

Note: never released commercially on video or dvd.

The Grimleys was a nostalgic comedy-drama 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.

Gordon Grimley, a young but misfit schoolboy is in love with his English teacher, Geraldine Titley. Unfortunately Geraldine is in love with sardonic PE teacher Doug Digby. Doug bullies the kids and he & Gordon fights for the attentions of Geraldine with the help of the music teacher Mr Holder. Meanwhile, Gordon's father - Baz Grimley, a steel-worker, has been so long on strike that he's has turned into a slob in front of the TV leaving his lonely wife, Janet starting to look at other men. The first two series tells of Gordon and Darren (the story-teller) struggle to survive in 1975 and then the third in 1978 when Gordon is now a English teacher with Geraldine but is now up against the new woodwork teacher for Geraldine's love, Mr Holder is now the headmaster and Darren is fast turning into a punk...

It's key strengths were the strongly developed characters and the genuinely funny scripts, combined with a great seventies soundtrack featuring such acts as T.Rex, Suzi Quattro, 10CC and Pilot.

Contains Series 1-3+pilot= (23 Episodes).

Format: NTSC on DVD-R
Region Code: Multi-Region '0' so will play worldwide.
Source: tv video recording transfer to dvd.
Quality: 7/10 video quality only in sound and picture.
Runtime: 23 Episodes (inc Pilot) x 24 Minutes (approx)= 550 Minutes.
Presentation: a 4 disc set with menu and chapter breaks for ease of viewing.
Comes in a full size 4 DVD Case with case cover and inkjet printed disc.