Mid-50s, archetypal bad-tempered school janitor who had
already worked at Grange Hill for many years before we
picked up the story. Mr Garfield wasn't called "Hitler"
for nothing - he'd be forever confronting pupils for being
where they shouldn't or using the wrong entrance. As far
as he was concerned the teachers were no better - leaving
pupils unsupervised in the school pool or allowing the
pool itself to get into disrepair. Garfield found Mr Llewelyn
hard to work with - the six-day timetable was a headache
for him. "I knew where I was with Mr Starling",
he once famously moaned.
GARFIELD'S SCHOOL REPORT
1: Mr Garfield is the first Grange Hill character
to be seen. He clashes with Mr Malcolm when he leaves
the first years unsupervised in the school pool. He does
not take kindly to Mr Malcolm's suggestion that he had
neglected the state of the pool itself!
Series 2: The six-day week prompts Mr Garfield
to wish his former boss, Mr Starling, had never left.
Garfield has to help storm the secretary's office when
SAG occupy it.
Series 3: Mr Garfield is put on gate duty in
a bid to stop a spate of bicycle thefts from the playground.
He gets verbal from Duane when he arrives late and has
to go the long way round into school.