The Baby Spice of her day, Fay Lucas caught the eye of a few Grange Hill lads. Now Alison is returning to acting, she might do it all over again...
Alison Bettles DOB: 22 April 1969

HOME: Essex

ADVERTISING: Chocolate commercial (details unavailable), TRICK STICK (March 1981), Green Cross Code with Bob Carolgees (COI 1981), Haven Holidays (with her three boys), ASDA (with son Albert).

TV: Fay Lucas in GRANGE HILL (BBC 1982-87); Ethel Skinner in CIVVY STREET (BBC 1988); Sonia in NO STRINGS (Yorkshire TV 1989); THE BILL (Thames TV); Josh's Mum in LONDON'S BURNING (LWT 2001); TRISHA (Anglia 2001); BRING BACK GRANGE HILL (C4 2005)

FILMS: Mother in department store in OSTATNI ACCORD (1994)

MUSIC: Alison sang a solo number on Grange Hill - The album (BBC Records 1986). "School Love" was based on Fay's doomed relationship with teacher Mr King. In 1987 she sung on "Let It Be" - Ferry Aid's fundraiser single released in aid of the Zeebrugge tragedy.

YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW...Alisn attended The Aveley Comprehensive in Essex. She auditioned several times for Grange Hill before she was accepted. Mum June was Grange Hill's senior chaperone from 1978-2002. During her time on the programme Alison owned a Jack Russell called Bullet. She's now returning to acting after a break to raise a family. During that time, she qualified as a beauty therapist.

FAMILY: Alison is mother to three young boys, Harry, Albert and Arthur, and a baby girl, born New Year's Day 2005. They've followed in mum's footsteps - Arthur appeared in EastEnders last Christmas, as well as commercials for Haven Holidays, Buckaroo and the NSPCC. Albert had a part in "The Lost Child" story in Doctor Who, and also the Muddles commercial where he declares "I hate fish!". Alison also has two brothers, Mark and Dean. It was through Dean's involvement in a West End play that Alison got into acting.

WHERE IS SHE NOW? Using her married name Alison Valentine, Alison set up a specialist freight forwarding company, Kenvale Recruitment, with a business partner in October 2005. The company is growing but she's still available for auditions!

Many thanks to Alison for her help


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Nicholas Pandolfi
Terry Sue Patt
Chris Perry-Metcalf
John Pickard
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Laura Sadler
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Michael Sheard
Amy Simcock
Joseph Slack
Lee Sparke
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Jessica Staveley-Taylor
Susan Tully
Simon Vaughan
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