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Teenage Health Freak

1 9 9 2 – 1 9 9 3 (UK)
12 x 30 minute episodes

Sex, diaries and videotape in this energetic, clever comedy about angsty teenager, Peter Payne (Alex Langdon), who is in lust with schoolgirl Amanda Jeffs (Liza Walker) and has a habit of using his camcorder for confessionals.

Adapted by Daniel Peacock, who played Payne’s alcoholic pest-controller father, from a book of the same name by Aidan Macfarlane and Anne McPherson, the whole series only took six weeks to film.

Shooting took place at Southbourne School in Ruislip, Middlesex, with lots of genuine pupils as extras.

Peter Payne
Alex Langdon
Amanda Jeffs
Liza Walker
Mr Payne (Dad)
Daniel Peacock
Mrs Peacock (Mum)
Tilly Vosburgh
Tony Robinson
Miss Blazeby
Jenny Lecoat
Sukey Fekkes