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IMAGINE the hybrid love child of Neighbours and Absolutely Fabulous and you have some idea of the world of Kath & Kim.

The Aussie comedy sees the mismatched mother and daughter thrown together when Kim decides to leave her husband of two months and move back home.

"My marriage is over - O V A H," wails Kim as she discovers her mum has banished her Care Bear collection and turned her old bedroom into a pump and pilates exercise studio.

Even worse, mum now has a sex life and has fallen for the charms of Kel the butcher or rather, as he likes to put it, the purveyor of fine meats.

Add Kim's second-best friend Sharon to the mix and Kath's parrot earrings and BBC2 looks set to have another comedy hit on its hands. But be warned, Kath's permed hairstyle might soon be popping up on heads throughout the land.

JUST say no," warbled the kids of Grange Hill back in the 80s as they pushed home their anti-drugs message.

Unfortunately, Channel 4 TV presenter Justin Lee Collins didn't say no when he decided to track down the old cast members and bring them back together for a one-off performance.

It was a nice idea, but the appeal of Justin's boundless enthusiasm soon wore thin, especially as a lot of the Grange Hill cast he did track down clearly hadn't a clue what he was going on about.

Still there was a certain odd fascination in finding out that Lee Macdonald, aka Zammo Maguire, was now a locksmith, Roly was still carrying a spare tyre and Alison Bettles, aka Fay, is a mum herself these days.

Pity Justin didn't catch up with John Alford. Now that would have been worth a gold star.
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:May 14, 2005
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