More than a hundred super fans were invited to a meet and greet to celebrate the 40th anniversary of children’s drama Grange Hill.

Fans, young and old and from all over the UK, came along to meet 25 cast members in a fun packed day at BBC Elstree Centre, that raised vital funds for The Good Grief Trust – a charity set up by Linda Magistris, who played Susie McMahon in the iconic series.

Taking place at the studios in Borehamwood last Saturday, many fans arrived dressed up in school uniform and some sporting the classic ‘cartoon’ t shirt so infamous with the opening credits of the programme.

Grange Hill was one of the longest-running programmes on British television before it ended in 2008. It was centred around a fictional comprehensive school in the equally fictitious north London borough of Northam.

It was filmed in the town between 1985 and 2002 before moving production to Liverpool.

Cast members including Erkham Mustafa (Roland), Donald Waugh (Joseph), George Armstrong (Alan) and Brian Capron (Mr Hopwood) greeted guests and showed them to their seats where they were entertained by a song and dance performance of Pink Floyd’s Another Brick in the Wall from pupils from the Italia Conti Stage School.

Then fans were straight into a Q and A session with cast members as to what life was like growing up on set and meeting the stars, across all the different series’s of Grange Hill.

There were plenty of opportunities for selfies and long lines for the cast to sign Grange Hill merchandise - featuring the classic ‘sausage’ for fans eager to keep a memento of the day.

A school dinner of sausage and mash and classics scenes from Grange Hill relived with fans after lunch.

The day ended with a huge cake in the shape of the Grange Hill uniform being cut and glasses of fizz toasting 40 years of memories.

The Good Grief Trust was established by Linda Magistris (CEO) after she lost her partner Graham Theakston in September 2014 to cancer after eight years together.

A gala dinner with more cast, crew and guests including Todd Carty (Tucker Jenkins) who is patron of The Good Grief Trust and Phil Redmond, creator of Grange Hill, will take place on Saturday 22nd September at The Bluebird in White City to mark the 40th anniversary.