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Ooooh Byker

‘Spuggy! Me eyes!!!!’ So screeched PJ (who was ‘bessie mates’ with Duncan) in what became the most iconic moment in kids’ TV drama’s dubious history. For the vast majority to whom this will mean nothing, it was the occasion when PJ was inadvertently blinded in a calamitous paintballing accident. The scene was the defining moment of long-running soap Byker Grove, the very programme that spawned those giants of the small screen, Ant and Dec (who, in fact, ...

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