Mr Bronson

Type: Tyrant
Nicknames: Charlie, Bronco
School Days: 1985-1989

"You boy!" No-one was safe from the battle cry of the most fearsome teacher ever to stalk Grange Hill's corridors. The very sight of Maurice Bronson sent fear into every pupil. Originally a Latin master at Rodney Bennett, he reluctantly took a job as French teacher at the newly-merged Grange Hill in 1985. He could never accept the merger but wasted no time in making his presence felt. Eventually Bronson would become deputy head and had the top job in his sights - Mrs McClusky found him difficult to work with and unsupportive of her.

By his own admission Mr Bronson was a strict disciplinarian. Everyone would do as they were told or suffer the consequences. Yet he was a huge figure of fun thanks to the Hitler-style toupee he insisted on wearing. Mr Bronson would take a dislike to certain pupils - most famously Danny Kendall - and would not be above sabotage to maintain the upper hand. The fallout from Danny's death turned Mr Bronson into a hate figure but would cause a dramatic transformation in his character and the new, toupee-free Bronson won a place in the pupils' affections.

MR BRONSON'S SCHOOL REPORT
Series 8: Mr Bronson takes an immediate dislike to Zammo. Gonch and Hollo steal his toupee while Bronson enjoys a swim; Mr Bronson is embarrassed when Mr Smart returns it to him.

Series 9: As form tutor to G3, Bronson finds himself on a collision course with Ant Jones, who can't convince the other staff of Bronson's harassment. Mr Jones removes Ant from Grange Hill.

Series 10: Mr Bronson becomes deputy head. He introduces closed student profiles which cause major unrest among the pupils; culminating in the Radio Grange Hill sit-in. Bronson feels guilty when Danny is taken ill and tries organising his own fundraiser.

Series 11: Danny persuades Bronson to let him, Fiona and Ronnie perform their hip hop act at the end-of-term party.

Series 12: Bronson decides to get tough with Danny. Mrs McClusky organises a work placement for Danny at the swimming pool, which Bronson sabotages. There's a blazing row between Danny and Bronson. Danny dies, and the pupils send Bronson to Coventry. On the Isle of Wight trip, Mr Bronson is attracted to Joan Hamilton and returns to school a different person. He even puts up a homeless ex-pupil! At the Hollywood Prom, the pupils present him with a kissogram.

ANY REDEEMING QUALITIES?: Hated smoking, both by pupils and colleagues. And no matter how far pushed by an unruly pupil he'd never lash out, but was not averse to using the cane.

HOME LIFE: While working at Grange Hill Mr Bronson lived with his sister, Edith, and their elderly mother.

ASSOCIATES: Mrs McClusky, Mr Scott, Ant Jones, Danny Kendall, Joan Hamilton.

CURRENT WHEREABOUTS: Sadly Maurice passed away last summer. Until then he was living on the Isle of Wight and enjoying his retirement with wife Joan, whom he met on a Grange Hill field trip. They enjoyed birdwatching together and gave ornithology talks to local schools. Now that Bronco has been reunited with Danny Kendall, he will no doubt be keen to make amends.

SERIES 31
Laxo Archer
Abel Benson
Theo Benson
Miss Bettany
Ed Booth
Jake Briggs
Clooney
Ducket
Miss Greene
Gyngell
Lucy Johnson
Tigger Johnson
Togger Johnson
Sammy Lee
Mr McDonnell
Kathy McIlroy
Chloe Moore
Andrea O'Malley
Mrs Rawlinson
Serena Sulli
Rachel Towers
Bryn Williams
Megan Williams
XS
Jenny Young
Tanya Young

Ali Duncan
Andy Turner
Anika Modi
Anna Duncan
Annette Firman
Annie Wainwright
Baz Wainwright
Benny Green
Briony Jones
Calley Donnington
Calvin Braithwaite
Carl Fenton
Claire Scott
Clare Chaplin
Colin Brown
Danny Hartston
Danny Kendall
Darren Clarke
Dawn O'Malley
Delia Lodge
Donnie Briscoe
Duane Orpington
Eleanor Smith
Emma Bolton
Fay Lucas
Freddie Mainwaring
Gemma Lyons
Georgina Hayes
Gonch Gardner
Gordon Jones
Gripper Stebson
Holly Parsons
Ian Hudson
Imelda Davis
Jackie Wright
Jacko Morgan
James Arnold
Jeremy Bishop
Jessica Arnold
Joanna Day
Joe Williams
Josh Irvine
Judi Jeffreys
Justine Dean
Karen Young
Katrina Simpson
Katy Fraser
Kelly Bradshaw
Keiran Osbourne
Kyle Brown
Leah Stewart
Lisa West
Maddie Gilks
Martin Miller
Maria Watts
Matthew Cartwright
Matthew Pearson
Matt Singleton
Max Humphries
Mauler McCaul
Mel Adams
Mike Bentley
Mooey Humphries
Natasha Stevens
Nathan Charles
Neil Timpson
Pamela Cartwright
Pogo Patterson
Robbie Wright
Roland Browning
Ronnie Birtles
Ross Duncan
Sam "Cracker" Bacon
Shona West
Spencer Hargreaves
Suzanne Ross
Taylor Mitchell
Tom Smith
Tracy Long
Trevor Cleaver
Trisha Yates
Tucker Jenkins
Vikki Meedes
Wally Scott
Wayne Sutcliffe
Zammo Maguire
Ziggy Greaves
Zoe Stringer

Miss Adams
Mr Bronson
Miss Carver
Mr Deverill
Mr Garfield
Mr Hankin
Mr Hargreaves
Mrs Holmes
Mr Hopwood
Mrs Knuckle
Mr Malachay
Mrs McClusky
Scruffy McGuffy
Mr MItchell
Mr Robson
Mr Thomson