Michael Sheard, the actor that played Mr Bronson in 'Grange Hill', has died (BBC story). One can't help but think of Danny Kendall, at this sad time. It was just Monday that I was watching the Rams Vs Lions, and trying to remember which NFL team Mauler McCaul supported (it was the Redskins, right?). There's always a tendency to look back on one's own childhood as if it were sounder than todays, but when I compare Grange Hill to the children's television now, we were lucky. I still find that Newsround is one of the better sources of news - it assumes you know nothing of the issue, and hence presents them in a clear, straightforward way. Although the editors are all watermelons (green on the outside, red in the middle), it's a great institution.