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This was a ghoulish spoof of "Grange Hill",
successful BBC school-based children's series. The
starred the unfortunate Teech (above right),
who was put
in charge of a ghastly class of spooks and ghouls at
school for monsters. There was the vampire Fangs,
the mad professor, Myrtle, Winnie the witch, Boss
little devil, a huge gallumphing ogre, and a spook
removable head. Even the Headmaster was in on the
ghoulish fun. He was an insane, big stitched head
Just like their tv counterparts, the Strange Hill
were forever trying to dodge class, lampoon their
and generally "ghoul" around. Naturally,
this lent itself
to lots of busy, boiled, happenings and it got
'em by the
bucket-load, courtesy of Tom Paterson and later,
M. Baxendale - Great grand devilish fun, was this...
On the annuals front, Strange Hill enjoyed a seven
on/off run in the Whizzer & Chips editions between
and 1989, somehow skipping the 1986 and 1988 editions.
The strip then reappeared in a Whoopee! Summer
in 1993, and a BIG Comic Annual in 1994.
Below is thumbnail of this spooky-cooky school...