Grange Hill Series 9 & Series 10 Box Set – Available to own from 19th October 2020

Grange Hill Series 9 & Series 10 Box Set – Available to own from 19th October 2020

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Due to the continued outstanding success of Grange Hill Series 5 & 6 & 7& 8 DVD releases in 2018 & 2019
Eureka Entertainment are proud to announce the most anticipated release of the year Grange Hill Series 9 & Series 10 Box Set
Available to own for the very first time from 19th October 2020 

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Series 9 features the Zammo Mcguire controversial drug addiction storyline which inspired the famous anti-drugs ‘Just Say No’ campaign      This boxed set features all 48 episodes from series 9 & 10, originally broadcast in 1986 & 1987
Also included for the very first time – The 1985 Christmas Special Episode (First broadcast 27th December 1985-Pre series 9)

Available to pre-order now from Amazon, Zavvi & Eureka Store 

Radio Times Magazine 50 Greatest Children’s TV Shows of all time ranked Grange Hill at number 2 

Here is your chance to relive again your childhood watching this classic BBC Children’s series continuing the saga and adventures of  such famous characters such as Zammo, Roland, Fay Lucas, Danny Kendall, Luke ‘Gonch’ Gardner& Eric ‘Ziggy’ Greaves & Ant Jones
New pupils piling through the Grange Hill gates Tim Polley as Banksy Banks, Ricky Simmonds as Ant Jones,  Amma Asante as Cheryl Webb, Georgina Lewis as Samantha Lewis, Simone Hymans as Calley Donnington, John Drummond as Trevor Cleaver,  Fiona- Lee Fraser as Laura Regan, Fleur Taylor as Imelda Davis 

Series devised by Phil Redmond (Brookside and Hollyoaks creator)
Synopsis Series 9 &  Series10

Series 9 

New pupils Eric ‘Ziggy’ Greaves, Danny Kendall, Georgina Hayes & Ant Jones are amongst the fresh faces piling through the Grange Hill gates & Zammo makes some bad decisions when he should ‘Just Say No’.  Zammo’s behaviour becomes increasingly erratic & It’s Roland who eventually discovers the shocking truth. The thorny subject of smoking is tackled with new student Danny Kendall taking every opportunity for a crafty cigarette. This leads pupils to set up an anti-smoking campaign, which also targets the teachers!!  In other news the ever entrepreneurial Gonch serves up his latest money-making scheme, anyone for a slice of toast?

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Series 10

Imelda Davis continues her campaign of carnage & bullying, creating difficulties for pupils & teachers alike. It’s a tough year for Danny Kendall as he battles Cancer. Roland starts up a School Fund to help pay for his treatment.   A sixth form barge trip is certainly eventful as Gonch, Ziggy, Rob & Trevor first manage to crash the boat, then send it floating off on its own with stowaway (& former Grange Hill pupil) Ant Jones inside. The school gets its own Radio station, Zammo & Jackie get Engaged; & what will happen to Harriett the Donkey…?

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DVD EXTRA Feature: 1985 Christmas Special Episode (First aired 27th December 1985)

The School Christmas Fayre preparations are underway. Roland faces Christmas alone & Calley can’t decide which of her parents to spend the festive season with.
At the Fayre Zammo & Banksie’s “shaky hand” machine proves popular, as does the wet sponge stall (especially with Mr Baxter as the target!!). Gonch & Hollo unwittingly unleash pandemonium when they unlock a storeroom & a Donkey runs out. Merry Christmas everyone!!

DVD Boxed Set Details 

  • Release date 19th October 2020
  • BBFC : 12
  • RRP: £34.99
  • Series 9 x 4 Discs
  • Series 10 x 4 Discs
  • Series 9 -24 Episodes
  • Series 10 – 24 Episodes
  • Running time Series 9: – 579.41
  • Running time Series 10: – 576.47
  • Christmas Special: 29.10 (TX 27/12/85)
  • Series 9 & 10 Broadcast 1st April 1986/6th January 1987
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

Available to pre-order now from AmazonZavvi & Eureka Store 

Grange Hill Copyright: BBC

Also available Grange Hill Series 5 & 6 & Series 7 & 8

Grange Hill Copyright: BBC

Grange Hill Copyright: BBC



The BOX – The Incredible Life of Jim Lee

The BOX – The Incredible Life of Jim Lee

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“It’s absolutely beautiful! I love the illustrations/artwork and Geraldine James’ voice is perfect. It must be invaluable to young people. And the rest of us, frankly, particularly at a time like this.” – Nina Myskow

Jim Lee

The BOX          My BOX

Narrated by          Narrated by

         Richard E. Grant           Geraldine James OBE   

2 x Short Films

“I was 35 years old in 1981…my son Orlando and I had been living together, just the two of us, for eight of his thirteen years. They were to be the last eight years of his short life.”

Following on from the huge success of The BOX and My BOX both published last year, renowned photographer and film director Jim Lee has produced two wonderfully charming and emotive short-film versions narrated by Academy Award Winning actor Richard E. Grant and multi-BAFTA award nominee, acclaimed actress Geraldine James respectively.

My BOX, a new take on his original concept The Box, is aimed at children who may be suffering depression, anxiety or simply just feeling sad. It couldn’t be simpler…put your feelings down on a piece of paper, put them in the box and then revisit them once a day, in a special place. Take whatever is worrying you out of your mind so it doesn’t rule your every waking moment. If it rears its head say No Not Now and return to it only when you open the BOX.

Jim & Orlando

“My son was killed in a car crash. From the moment I was told what had happened, I found myself somewhere so far away from anywhere I had ever been…that I knew if I couldn’t deal with it, I would go mad.”

“So, I had to find a way through. I’m not an academic. I’m not a writer – in fact, I’m both dyslexic and a little dyspraxic. It was in setting out to try and survive, quite simply, that the idea of The BOX was born.”

Jim first met actress Geraldine James when she starred alongside Alan Bates in a 1992 movie titled ‘Losing Track’ which he directed. The script was written by Roger Eldridge as a dedication to Jim after losing his son and was about a 12-year-old boy having difficulties with his father. There was a common bonding on set as Alan bates had lost his 19-year-old son and tragically, the composer who scored the track has lost his 5-year-old son. It seems fitting that after close to 30 years, Geraldine is now narrating Jim’s story.

“Jim Lee has produced here with The BOX a valuable contribution to how we try and cope with major life trauma. He describes a method of confronting these by compartmentalising and using intense focus for limited periods of time. It has a powerful, clear and simple message. Jim describes a personally developed technique for addressing psychological pain, a strongly positive message from a great force for life. I cannot recommend it highly enough!” – Dr Tony Hughes

Jim Lee is best known as a London-based photographer and film director. After working as a fashion art photographer in the late sixties he switched to film directing, creating hundreds of TV commercials as well as working on several full-length features. His earlier photographs form part of the permanent collection at the V & A Museum, with additional photographs in the archives of the Multimedia Arts Museum, Moscow. A book of his life’s work Jim Lee / Arrested was launched in 2012 alongside an exhibition of photographs at Somerset House. Lee’s work is regularly exhibited at galleries around the world.

Geraldine James has been nominated four times for the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress; for Dummy (1977), The Jewel in the Crown (1984), Band of Gold (1995) and The Sins (2000). For her role as Portia in the 1989 Broadway revival of The Merchant of Venice, she was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play and won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play. She also won the Volpi Cup for Best Actress at the 1989 Venice Film Festival for She’s Been Away. Her film credits include Gandhi (1982), The Tall Guy (1989), Sherlock Holmes (2009), Alice in Wonderland (2010), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011), and 45 Years (2015). Since 2017, she has starred in the Netflix series Anne with an E as Marilla Cuthbert, and in the 2019 film Downton Abbey as Queen Mary.

Richard E. Grant is a Swazi-British actor. He made his film debut as Withnail in the comedy Withnail and I (1987) and has had prominent roles in films such as How to Get Ahead in Advertising (1989), Hudson Hawk (1991), The Player (1992), Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992), The Age of Innocence (1993), Spice World (1997), Gosford Park (2001), The Iron Lady (2011), Logan (2017), and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019).

In 2018, Grant received critical acclaim for his role as Jack Hock in Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018), winning the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male as well as receiving Academy Award, BAFTA, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor.

The Incredible Life of Jim Lee

(Photo by Clare Park)

 ‘Life in B&W’ Documentary Film Teaser –

Jim’s father was an MI5 operative – a fact he didn’t find out until much later in life, and one that explained his upbringing of privilege and secrecy.

He has struggled all his life with dyslexia.

He emigrated to Australia in 1962 and by the age of 18 had one of his photographs published in Vogue magazine.

As a freelance photojournalist he covered performances by The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.

In 1965 he was drafted into the Australian Army to fight in the Vietnam War, but through his father’s intervention was able to return to the UK.

By 1968 he was a full-time fashion photographer for some of the biggest designers of the time including Ossie Clark, Yves Saint Lauren and Gianni Versace, with his spreads regularly featured in national press and fashion magazines including Vogue, Harpers, Fashion, Elle and The Sunday Times.

By 1973, Lee was working with Jennifer Hocking (editor of Harpers) and Anna Wintour (Jennifer Hocking’s assistant), whom he formed a strong working relationship with, working on distinctive shoots for Coca-Cola, Guinness and American Express. He followed her to New York shooting for clients such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Bloomingdales. His success here led to a 40-page fashion supplement for The New York Times in 1975.

In 1975 he decided to promote his new photo booklet using posters on the sides of London buses. Intrigued by his novel use of the unconventional space and keen to demonstrate the creative opportunities available, London Transport gave Lee a hundred bus-sides for a year to do what he liked with and chose clients of his to advertise on the side of the buses. He made headlines when he put a full-frontal nude on the side of the Number 19 for French Connection much to the consternation of campaigners such as Mary Whitehouse.

In 1978, Lee decided to pursue a career as a film director, initially producing television commercials before going on to direct full-length feature films. Over the next few years he directed many hundreds of commercials including Levi’s, Visa, BMW, Shell, Royal Mail, Johnnie Walker and British Airways.

During the 1980’s he helped set up a film company attracting various directors including David Bailey and Richard Curtis,

In 1992 he directed the full-length feature film ‘Losing Track’ starring Alan Bates. It was screened at numerous film festivals to rave reviews and was shown as part of the BBC’s Screen One strand.

In 2003 he spotted one of his own early photographs in the V&A Magazine, promoting an upcoming exhibition about Ossie Clark – contacting the museum, he was invited to submit several more images to be displayed.

Renewed interest in his photography continued in 2005 through the Nikon sponsored ‘Eyes for Images’ exhibition in London featuring more of his early work. Supported by London Fashion Week, the show was widely reviewed in television and print media, made the national evening news and led to an eight-page spread in The Sunday Times Magazine.

In 2007 he broke his pelvis falling through a roof and now boasts 2ft of metal and 34 rivets in his hip.

More recently, on a skiing trip with his children, Lee suffered three cardiac arrests and essentially died, contracting septicaemia and double pneumonia with doctors giving him a 1% chance of survival. He made a full recovery and now has a pacemaker fitted.

Praise for The BOX has come from some very high-profile people. See


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Home-made Ravioli with a Parmigiano Reggiano, Wild Garlic, Ricotta and Pine Nut Filling

Home-made Ravioli with a Parmigiano Reggiano, Wild Garlic, Ricotta and Pine Nut Filling

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Cooking pasta is for most people an everyday occurrence and usually entails using a packet of dry pasta and a jar of ready-made sauce. Whatever delicious dish you may be able to whip up with these labour-saving foods, how satisfying would it be though to do it from scratch, starting with the pasta dough. Quite honestly, making your own pasta is an ambitious and time-consuming project. Nevertheless, making fresh pasta with simple but good ingredients can be both an incredibly satisfying experience, albeit frustrating at times.

In this recipe, the pasta dough is not simply rolled out and cut, but filled to make ravioli. This type of pasta leaves creative freedom to an abundance of flavour combinations, both meat based and vegetarian. Here, soft and milky ricotta cheese and nutty Parmigiano Reggiano are paired with fragrant and tasty wild garlic, a popular herb to use in dips, sauces and salads. Available in spring and summer at farmer’s markets or in whole food stores, wild garlic can also be foraged for in woodlands where it grows in abundance during the springtime. However, as it can be very easily mistaken for the poisonous lily of the valley, I would recommend safety first and to opt for purchasing it from an experienced grocer.

Ravioli can be combined with a variety of pasta sauces, whether it be cream or tomato based. The proposed sauce for this pasta dish features Parmigiano Reggiano in combination with cream, white wine, sharp gorgonzola and buttery walnuts. Buon appetito!



For 3-4 portions (approx. 30 pieces à 4.5x5cm)


For the dough:

400g strong white flour

2 eggs

4 additional egg yolks (1 for gluing the dough sheets together)

1 tbsp. olive oil

1 tsp. salt


Extra flour for dusting the work surface


For the filling:

50g Parmigiano Reggiano, finely grated

50g pine nuts, lightly roasted

350g ricotta

7 large wild garlic leaves (remove the stalks)

½ tsp. lemon peel

Salt, pepper and olive oil to taste


For the sauce:

350ml single cream

150ml white wine

75g Parmigiano Reggiano, grated

50g gorgonzola dolce

60g walnuts, chopped

2 small garlic cloves, finely chopped

Salt, pepper to taste


What you’ll need:

Mixing bowl




Measuring cup

Kitchen scales

Large rolling pin

Chopping board

Large Kitchen knife


Long ruler (30cm length)

Large pot

Frying pan or casserole

Flat surface for working the dough or very large, flat chopping board and non-stick baking paper

Clean cotton kitchen towel (for covering the dough)

Small pastry brush

Slotted spoon

Pastry cutter (optional)



  1. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, eggs, extra egg yolks (spare one for gluing the dough sheets together later), olive oil, salt and water. Knead the dough well and let it rest for one hour covered with a clean and moistened cotton towel.
  2. For the filling, first roast the pine nuts in a frying pan until golden brown. Then, finely chop them as well as the wild garlic leaves. In a mixing bowl, combine grated Parmigiano Reggiano, ricotta, wild garlic, pine nuts and lemon peel. Stir well and add salt, pepper and olive oil to taste.
  3. Roll out the dough on a flat, floured surface. Use a ruler to cut out two rectangles of 30x24cm each to produce 30 top and bottom pieces of 4.5x5cm in size.
  4. Place half to three quarters of a teaspoonful of filling in the middle of each of 15 small rectangles. Take a small pastry brush, dip it in the egg yolk and brush the edges of the dough sheets with it. Then cover the filling with another dough sheet. Use your fingers to press out the air around the filling. Then take a fork and press the dough sheets together to seal them and create a nice pattern. Alternatively, use a pastry cutter to trim the edges and shape them. Place the prepared ravioli on a floured surface, again cover them with a cotton towel and let them dry slightly.
  5. Prepare a large pot with water and bring to the boil. Then add about three teaspoons of salt to it. Place several uncooked ravioli on a slotted spoon and gently place in the bubbling water. Repeat the process until all ravioli are in the pot. Let them cook for 8-10 minutes.
  6. In the meantime, prepare the sauce. In a large frying pan or casserole, combine single cream and white wine and gently heat the mixture. Add grated Parmigiano Reggiano, gorgonzola dolce and chopped garlic. Cook for a few minutes for the sauce to reduce and get thicker. Add salt and pepper to taste. Then stir in the chopped walnuts and turn off the heat.
  7. Once the ravioli are swimming on the surface, remove them from the pot by using the slotted spoon and then place them in the sauce. Carefully stir until all the pasta is covered in sauce. Serve immediately.


(Credit to: Castelli/Parmigiano for these beautiful recipes)

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