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Year 1989
Channel channel
Country United Kingdom
Tags drama

Press Gang

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Press Gang is a British children's television comedy-drama consisting of 43 episodes across five seasons that were broadcast from 1989 to 1993. It was produced by Richmond Film & Television for Central, and screened on the ITV network in its regular weekday afternoon children's strand, Children's ITV, typically in a 4:45 pm slot (days varied over the course of the run).
Aimed at older children and teenagers, the programme was based on the activities of a children's newspaper, the Junior Gazette, produced by pupils from the local comprehensive school. In later seasons it was depicted as a commercial venture. The show interspersed comedic elements with the dramatic. As well as addressing interpersonal relationships (particularly in the Lynda-Spike story arc), the show tackled issues such as solvent abuse, child abuse and firearms control.

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Lucy Benjamin
Lucy Benjamin
Julie Craig
Julia Sawalha
Julia Sawalha
Lynda Day
Dexter Fletcher
Dexter Fletcher
Spike Thomson
Kelda Holmes
Kelda Holmes
Sarah Jackson

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