Friday, 9 May 2014


England, 1989. If you were there, then it's likely you were one of the millions of viewers who witnessed the ritualistic slaying of 'difficult' pupil Danny Kendall, by Mystic Master Bronson, the most feared of all teachers in the long running television drama series, Grange Hill.

The events leading up to this tragedy were bizarre to say the least, and those who innocently experienced this horror from the comfort of their own home remain forever scarred.

To mark the 25th anniversary of Danny's terrible fate, I have assembled a sonic account of the days leading up to the grisly discovery of Danny's corpse, found in the back of Bronson's car by some of Kendall's horrified classmates.

The piece ends with a chilling version of the iconic theme tune, altered out of respect by the BBC, and only heard once (until now).

To spare the pupils of Grange Hill the nerve shattering details of the case (and possibly protect the name of the school), headmistress Mrs McCluskey explained Danny's death as having occurred as the result of a "brain illness"; but listening to these recordings brings the true nature of this horrible murder into sinister focus.

Bronson walked away a free man, presumably continuing to practice his vile magic on others, while the students planted a tree in the grounds of the school, in a tribute to their fallen friend.

You can examine the case for yourself by downloading it here - or by listening via the link below...


  1. Kendall had it coming. He was a miserable young bark, with all the charm of Bronson's syrup.

    And his school logo design was shit.

    Excellent - if vaguely terrifying - job though, Fearlono old chap.

  2. Maurice Bronson loved Danny you know. LOVED him.
    And while he was guilty of many things, I'm not convinced he was behind this.
    I've always believed it was down to Ant Jones, returning from his hiatus like he really meant it, having got himself all mixed up over something.

  3. I met the guy who played Mr Bronson at an extremely low rent Star Wars convention in Oldham. I bought his autobiography on the proviso that he shouted 'Kendall' in his usual Stentorian manner. I didn't think he would oblige until he bellowed it at the top of his voice.