Ian Hudson

School Days: 1998-2004

Ian was a volatile character from the moment he arrived at Grange Hill. With an intimidating manner, it was easy to dismiss him as the class bad boy. But he was by no means a bad person - he never really had any close friends and was suspicious of any newcomer. Ian lived with his dad, a security guard - they don't get on and Dad's always laying down the law.

Everyone was surprised when Ian returned to Grange Hill after his army career didn't work out. Although he remained a loose cannon the sixth form he was learning from past mistakes and found a mentor in the formidale Mr Malachay. Ian was a reasonably good footballer and captained the school team.

IAN'S SCHOOL REPORT
Year 7 Ian taunted Adam and delighted in telling his classmates about Adam's mum. Ian threatened to suffocate the school gerbil, causing Adam to crack.

Year 8 Ian played in the school football team and helped retrieve the stolen trophy and Ben's boots.

Year 9 Old wounds reopened when Adam's father was released. Ian blamed Adam for Franco's accident but Mr Hawkins prevented a fight.

Year 11 Deverill caught him with a spray can and immediately thought Ian was to blame for the school graffiti. Ian got Dai Hard to speak up for him but this only made matters worse. Ian took a stand against Deverill and got a whack from the teacher. When Mr Robson rescinded his army application, Ian almost threw himself off the school roof but was talked down. Dolefully, he told Ben and Max about being hit. At the wedding party, Ian delighted in confronting Deverill and helped secure the teacher's downfall.

Year 12 Ian's return to Grange Hill was shrouded in mystery, but eventually he revealed he couldn't hack the army. Malachay made Ian captain of the girls' football team. Ian fought tooth and nail to stop the sports fields being sold off, to no avail. After a series of clashes with Malachay, Ian led the girls to victory at the end of term match.

Year 13: Ian is mystified when he can't contact Shannon and is even more amazed when she dumps him and gets friendly with Nick. Ian feels distressed that he's shutting her out, but soon they face up to their feelings and Shannon chases Ian to the bus station as he leaves for a summer job.

ASSOCIATES: Adam Hawkins, Franco Savi, Ben Miller, Stephen Deverill, Leah Stewart, Shannon Parks.

CURRENT WHEREABOUTS: Now at university on a teacher training course.

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