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Tucker's Luck 

The further adventures of Tucker Jenkins and his former class mates from Grange Hill. Follow Tucker and friends, as they duck and dive their way through love and life during a time of high unemployment in the 1980's.
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Series cast summary:
Todd Carty ...  Peter 'Tucker' Jenkins 27 episodes, 1983-1985
George Armstrong George Armstrong ...  Alan Humphries 27 episodes, 1983-1985
Paul McCarthy Paul McCarthy ...  Tommy Watson 18 episodes, 1983-1984
Hilary Crane Hilary Crane ...  Mrs. Jenkins 17 episodes, 1983-1985
Peter McNamara Peter McNamara ...  Ralph Passmore / ... 11 episodes, 1983-1984
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The further adventures of Tucker Jenkins and his former class mates from Grange Hill. Follow Tucker and friends, as they duck and dive their way through love and life during a time of high unemployment in the 1980's.

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10 March 1983 (UK) See more »

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(27 episodes)

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Todd Carty and Elaine Lordon were reunited several years later in Eastenders. Elaine played Lynne Slater. See more »

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Referenced in Cruise of the Gods (2002) See more »

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Tuck into this!
18 March 2003 | by buckaroobanzai50See all my reviews

Most spin-off series are dire, but this one which emerged because of the most popular character of the children's series Grange Hill, was an exception to that rule. Todd Carty played Tucker Jenkins, the irrascible naughty pupil of the aforementioned secondary school, who was forever in and out of trouble, or engineering wild money making schemes instead of learning from his lessons. In Tucker's Luck there was a chance to show viewers his life after leaving school (Which in his case was between 1978 and 1983), especially the problems which he and many a teen faced in Thatcher's Britain of the early 1980s. Along with a few of his old school pals, Tucker often had to contend with adult bullies, one called Passmore if I remember correctly, and even a racist girlfriend.

The second series didn't outstay it's welcome, and ended in a good way, when Tucker bumped into one of his school peers, Trisha Yates.


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