Peter "Tucker" Jenkins

School Days: 1978-1982

The original Grange Hill rebel still haunts the school to this day. Peter Jenkins was your typical Cockney lad; gift of the gab, a nose for trouble and caused his teachers to get a few grey hairs! He never took school seriously and was scheming in a good-natured sort of way. No-one knows where his nickname originates from; Tucker was the undisputed ringleader of his circle of friends (Alan Humphries, Benny Green and Tommy Watson). He was also the only person who could stand up to Mickey Doyle.

Tucker would have done well if only he'd knuckled down. A talented artist, he demonstrated his skills in the school musical and designed the winning graphics for the school magazine. His bickering with Trisha Yates masked a secret admiration for her; but he'd never admit it. Rightly or wrongly, there was only one Tucker Jenkins.

CATCHPHRASES: Tucker and co coined them all: "Flippin' eck", "He's a nutjob" and "bonehead" was the preferred playground speak.

FAMILY: Tucker was the middle child in a family of five. He lived with his parents, an older brother (never seen) and little sister Rhona, a late addition to the family. Rhona never appeared in Grange Hill but was seen in the spin-off, "Tucker's Luck".

Series 1: On his first day, Tucker isn't allocated a form and is last one standing in the school hall. Tucker, Benny and Justin visit a "disused" munitions dump; Justin falls and breaks his leg. Tucker and Benny get the cane. When an antique pistol is stolen and the school fete cancelled as a result, Tucker's gang forces Doyle to return it.

Series 2: Tucker, Hughes, Alan and Simon are "The Tremblers". Their antics in the hall cause a fire. The lads bring a valuable chaise longue for the jumble sale. Tucker paints sets for the school musical "Joseph". Jackie Heron vandalises the costumes and he provides his mum's coat as a replacement!

Series 3: Tucker joins the class on a camping trip to the outdoor centre. He defies the lunchtime precinct ban but evades capture by Baxter. Billy Phillips covers for Tucker after Antoni's fatal fall.

Series 4: Tucker wins the magazine cover competition. The toilets are vandalised and the school dance cancelled as a result. Tucker knows Booga Benson is responsible and bravely tells all. Tucker is savagely beaten up by Benson. Tucker and Alan smuggle Tommy on the trip to France; they are caught out and the trip cancelled.

Series 5: Tucker makes few appearances this year, and bows out serenading Scruffy McGuffy in the school revue.

ASSOCIATES: Alan Humphries, Benny Green, Tommy Watson, Joseph Hughes, Trisha Yates, Justin Bennett.

CURRENT WHEREABOUTS: After leaving school Tucker struggled to find work. But he has finally found his calling and, perhaps inspired by the dear departed Albert Humphries, is now running his own builder's yard. Nephews Patrick "Togger" Johnson, Tim "Tigger" and neice Lucy are now all at Grange Hill.

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