Wayne started Grange Hill a bully and turned good by the
sixth form. Hot-headed and emotional, he had a jealous
streak and was susceptible to lashing out in moments of
rage. He lived on a run-down council estate with his extended
family and shared a room with his drug-dealing brother.
Staying on at school enabled Wayne to better himself and
avoid going down the route of his sibling; he's actually
a good bloke once you get to know him and his romance
with Judi showed his caring side.
7: Wayne and Kevin fight in the playground
because Wayne has a damning view of Kevin's dad being
a policeman. Parrott breaks them up. Wayne plays a nasty
joke on Poppy, who gets revenge by putting maggots in
Year 8: Wayne,
Robert and Alec dare Kevin to shoot a duckling. They
are disturbed. Kevin is caught with the gun but Wayne
refuses to take the rap. Wayne's brother is bullying
him; he bullies Poppy and his problems emerge when Poppy
Year 9: Wayne is now
a bully counsellor, but loses it with Gemma who doesn't
understand the nature of the service. Wayne's rowdiness
disrupts rehearsals for "Animal Hill".
Year 10: Wayne
starts dating Judi. When Judi is knifed he swears revenge.
Evil Sean gets him suspended but he defies the exclusion
to confront Sean and clear his name.
Year 11 : Wayne is
devastated by Judi's death and blames Alec. He refuses
to seek counselling but soon realises Alec wasn't to blame.
Wayne is shocked to discover Sarah-Jane is hooked on temazepam.
Year 12: Wayne
tracks down Alec to a homeless hostel. He is instrumental
in setting up the box content and subsequent bonfire.
Year 13: Wayne is
in the sixth form band. He wins the lottery and replaces
their instruments when racists trash them.
ASSOCIATES: Robert Buckley,
Alec Jones, Kevin Jenkins, Judi Jeffreys, Sarah-Jane Webster.