1 9 7 7 – 1 9 7 9 (UK)
14 x 25 minute episodes
This fondly remembered family series from Tyne Tees follows the adventures of J.G., Ian, Gog, Baz and Sam – teenagers on a paper round for their local newsagent, Jack Crawford (Glynn Edwards – the Winchester Barman from Minder).
Retired policeman Jack always tells the lads (and lass) to keep their eyes open as they go about their rounds – as a result they often discover the news, as well as deliver it.
Filmed among the terraced streets of Gateshead and featuring humorous, exciting scripts – several garnering a Writer’s Guild Award (Best Children’s Writer) for playwright and screenwriter William Corlett – The Paper Lads ran for two seasons.