Although these particular miners, Ralph, Tony, Steve, Barry and a very strange would-be Australian Aborigine called Spuggy
with an impressive didgeridoo, needed the money after their colliery was closed down.
I've never seen it, but by all accounts, the boys themselves own every last tape of the series, so I'm hoping they might run me off a box set when I'm old enough to understand the struggles of Spuggy
and the rest of the Grovers.
William Hill (Laurels): 9 4 Fear Haribo, 3 Clash Harmonica, 7 Delwood Senior, 8 Ballymac Pires, 12 Bat On, Toms View, 16 Manic Mile, Panther Patrol, 20 Rhincrew Stevie, 25 Cor-rough Blue, Dal cash Sweettea, Delwood Burrow, Emerging Force, Lodgeview Pete, Womble, 33 Lambstown Blue, Noirs Duke, Roman Courier, 40 Em-porio Regal, Fantasy Tiger, Nevada Blue, 50 Nikita Cash, Tell Ya That, Two Cool Cats, 66 Auburn Wonder, Bangor April, Gawdblessya, Haliska Randi, Ludworth Spuggy
, Spread The News, 150 Brompton Boy, Captain Control, Despot Dave, 200 Combridge Storm, Droopys Lehmann, Dunromin Dream
Along with burning Airfix models, poking a dead spuggy
with a stick, or getting the security man off a building site to chase you - it simply didn't get any better than that.