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The Gamekeeper

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The Gamekeeper

This was filmed in and around Sheffield in 1980 and used the school I went to (Greengate Lane Junior & Infant school) in High Green.

The classroom scenes were of one of the classess in the school and they picked a lad called Peter Steele (not Peter Steels as the website i've put a link too suggests).

The classroom scene was shot in the staffroom which the poor teachers had to give up for a few days bless em ;)

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Haven't seen that one Owl-Zat, What was it all about? Nice first post and welcome to SH.

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What was it all about?

I've only ever seen it once as it's not on video or DVD and only appeared one time on tv.

I seem to remember it was about a gamekeeper who was trying to catch poachers.

If I had been a day older I would have been in the class they used for the film.

I remember a lad called Paul Johnson also from High Green had a line in the classroom scene.

It's so long ago I can't remember much else unfortunately.

Maybe Channel 4 may have it on one of thier film channels one day.

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The Gamekeeper was written by Barry Hines (of Kes and Threads fame) and the film directed by Ken Loach, personally I prefered it to Kes.

Not many people seen to remember it. :(

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I remember it. Rita May was also in it. I worked at a video shop in Elsecar at the time, and the man who played the gamekeeper used to come in. For the life of me I can't remember his name.

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A snippet.

<iframe width="480" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/XRbaNgxfkpg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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I think you can watch it on youtube for free, not sure. I used to go to school with Andrew Grubb.

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