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Chris Cross
Genre Comedy
Written by Gary Cohen
Michael Leo Donovan
Directed by Dennis Abey
Ron Oliver
Starring Eugene Byrd
Simon Fenton
Rachel Blanchard
Timothy Douek
Nicola Stewart
Alan David
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 2
No. of episodes 13
Running time 28 minutes
Production company(s) CINAR
Original network ITV Network (CITV)
Original release 18 March 1994 (1994-03-18) – 28 March 1995 (1995-03-28)

Chris Cross is a children's television series co-produced by Central TV and Cinar, in association with Showtime, in 1993. Based in an English boarding school, it dealt with the transition from single to mixed-sex, and the rivalry between two male characters. It was filmed on location at Thoresby Hall, Nottinghamshire, England. It starred Canadian actress Rachel Blanchard, as the character Dinah.


Set in an international boarding school in England, Stansfield Academy. Oliver Cross, a teenager, is the established school king cool when, at the start of a new term, two things occur to change the situation: Stansfield becomes mixed-sex (or co-ed, as the Americans have it) and a new teenage male pupil, Chris Hilton, joins the fray, immediately becoming popular with the girls and a clear challenge to Cross's established authority.

Neither Chris nor Cross like school very much so they decide to join forces to liven up the hitherto stuffy establishment, playing practical jokes galore. They represent a formidable team: Cross is black and has built his status on the back of his wisecracking and his abilities as a DJ; Chris is white, the all-American athlete, a perfect student. Bossy fellow pupil Dinah is the headmaster's granddaughter.


  • Simon Fenton as Chris Hilton
  • Eugene Byrd as Oliver Cross
  • Rachel Blanchard as Dinah McGee
  • Alan David as Mr Rogers
  • Timothy Douek as X
  • Tom Brodie as Mookie
  • Oliver Gilbody as Charles Barkley
  • Nicola Stewart as Casey Down
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