1 9 8 9 (UK)
7 x 30 minute episodes
This short-lived sitcom from Central Television featured the antics of five boisterous teenagers bringing headaches for the boss of an electronics factory where they worked in the packing department as part of a Youth Training Scheme.
James Hazeldine played Frank, the factory boss with a conscience who was sympathetic to the plight of the youngsters, plucked from the ranks of unemployed school leavers to work on a YTS. His daughter, Lucy, was played by 16-year-old Kate Emma Davies.
Simon O’Brien (who had been Brookside heartthrob Damon Grant) played Paul, a tough trainee whose aggressive attitude struck fear among his colleagues.
Others on the scheme were the streetwise Adrian (Mark Monero), sweet and naive Aysha (Cheryl Miller), selfish Greg (Jason Rush) and the militant rebel, Tamsin (Elena Ferrari).
Steven O’Donnell played the storeman, Bolton, who thought the youngsters were just a bunch of deadbeats.
The show ran for just seven half-hour episodes from 3 June to 15 July 1989.
Kate Emma Davies