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Paper Lads, The

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.

Judith Pyle
Andrew Edwards
Gavin Kitchen
Peter Younger
Jack Crawford
Glynn Edwards
Jinny Crawford
Anne Jameson
Tony Neilson
Davie Crawford
John Bowler
Neville Clark
Barry Braund
Mickey Mann
Dick Irwin
Mavis Carter
Dorothy White