A Bunch of Fives

A Bunch of Fives is an English children’s television show broadcast in the 1970s on ITV.[1] A precursor of Grange Hill,[2] it starred Andrew Rinous, Lesley Manville and Jamie Foreman as Fifth formers who start a school newspaper. The show spawned one paperback tie-in.[3]

A Bunch of Fives
Created byColin Rogers
StarringLesley Manville
Jamie Foreman
Andrew Rinous
Gary Oldman
Country of originUnited Kingdom
No. of episodes14
Camera setupMultiple camera (1977–78)
Running time25 minutes
Original networkITV
Original release18 May 1977 (1977-05-18) 
24 May 1978 (1978-05-24)

The series was released on DVD by Network DVD in May 2010.[4]

References and notes

  1. "Bunch of Fives: Cast Information" Archived 3 January 2009 at the Wayback Machine FanDango.com (Retrieved: 6 September 2009)
  2. "Children's TV Drama" ScreenOnline.org.uk (Retrieved: 6 September 2009)
  3. Rogers, Colin; "A Bunch of Fives"; Arrow Books, London, 15 May 1978; ISBN 0-09-917380-8
  4. http://www.networkdvd.net/product_info.php?products_id=1144
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