Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The British children's series Chris Cross chronicled the comically anarchistic pranks of two troublesome schoolboys. Chris Hilton (Simon Fenton) and Oliver Cross (Eugene Byrd) were students at Stansfield Academy, a tradition-bound private school. Forever seeking out methods of undermining authority and wreaking havoc, Chris and Cross hatched all manner of schemes, from staging elaborate "escapes" for themselves and their classmates to clandestinely recording their own rock songs. Needless to say, the series was extremely popular with youngsters, far less so with grownups. Created by D.J. McHale and originally telecast on ITV from 1994 to 1995, the 13 25-minute Chris Cross episodes were later seen in America over the Showtime cable service.