Byker Grove is a British television series which aired between 1989 and 2006. The show ran between 1989 and 2006, and was set in a youth club in the Byker district of Newcastle upon Tyne, England. The first series centred on young teenagers crossing the bridge from childhood to adulthood. Although some of the action took place outside the youth club, the series was unusual among dramas in that the characters were rarely shown in school. One of the major settings was the foster home run by the kindly but strict Lou Gallagher, the longest-running character.