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The Frightening Fours

What is the terrible secret of the Black Cloud which hangs over the village of Midham with such disastrous results?

 

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Sandra and the Stranded Ballet

Sandra Wilson, now a member of the corps de ballet of the famous Imperial Ballet Company, is in New York, where the company is about to finish it's American tour. Sandra and the other dancers are wondering where the company will do it's next tour.
They are soon to find out !

COMMON CATEGORIES FOR SERIALS IN GIRLS' COMICS
By Briony Coote

The following is an attempt to compile the most frequent, and most typical of the formats in girls' comics. Every effort has been made to catalogue as many formats as possible, but some categories may have been overlooked. If readers can suggest other formats, titles, or serials which they feel should be included, or offer amendments, my e-mail address is briony_coote@hotmail.com

The serials cited under these formats are ones which the author has collected, or at least glimpsed. For this reason, stories from Tammy, Jinty, Judy, Judy, Bunty, Mandy, Mandy & Judy and Suzie have been cited most often. Less frequent examples include Misty, Penny, Judy, Debbie, Nikki, Diana, Princess, Dreamer, Lindy and School Fun. Some titles, such as Tracy and Jackie, have been excluded because the author does not have information regarding their serials. This is not meant to be a slur on any title. It should be noted that many serials are a blend of these formats, so the same serial sometimes comes up in several categories.

The headings for each category are unofficial. Comic titles with a slash e.g. Jinty/Tammy indicate a title merge. Stories which are accompanied by several comic titles indicate that the story was reprinted in these titles.

BAD INFLUENCE: The heroine falls under the thraldom of (a) an evil/obsessive spirit, (b) an evil object/curse, or (c) a meddling hypnotist. "The Revenge of Roxanne", "Curse of Carmina" Suzie "Spell of the Spinning Wheel", "Slave of the Mirror", "Gail's Indian Necklace", "The Venetian Looking Glass", "Prisoner of the Bell" Jinty "Nina's Nightmare World", "Slave of the Clock" Tammy "Journey into Fear" Misty "The Secret Piano" Nikki "Gameplay", "Gameplay Level 2" Mandy & Judy "The Dream House" Tammy, Princess

Variation: A witch puts a troublesome spell on a girl in retaliation for an insult or supposed misdeed. The girl must get the spell lifted, but the problem is persuading the witch to do so. "Double Trouble" Bunty "My Cousin Quacker", "Double Trouble" Mandy & Judy "The Sorrows of Laughing Anne" Mandy

BLACKMAIL: The heroine is being blackmailed, usually over a family secret. See also Bullying and Reluctant Toady. "Susie's Sad Secret", "Sonya's Secret", "Changing Places" Bunty "Blackmailed!" Suzie "Forced to Fail" Judy

BULLYING: Stories in this category are often used to convey the message: IF YOU ARE BEING BULLIED, SPEAK OUT. See also BLACKMAIL and RELUCTANT TOADY. "Top of the Class", "The Wrong Crowd!" Bunty "Bullied!" Mandy & Judy "Badgered Belinda", "Tears of a Clown" Jinty "It's a Dog's Life" Tammy

BUSINESS GIRLS: The exploits of career girls or trades-girls. "The Slave Judys" Mandy "Hairdresser on Wheels," "Tina the Tester", "Willa the Wisp" Bunty "Life with Tina" Princess Tina

BUSY PARENT SYNDROME: The heroine feels neglected due to a busy parent. "Tina's Telly Mum", "No Haven for Hayley" Tammy "Number One Mum" Mandy

CADGER: A sneaky girl takes advantage of a soft-hearted/gullible/wealthy girl. "The Kat and Mouse Game" Jinty "False Friend", "Debbie's Debt" Bunty Variation: The sneaky girl puts on an act to gain advantage over people "Selfish Susan" Mandy "Sarah the Seventh" Judy

CHAMPIONS OF THE POOR: Privileged women who give it all up in order to help the poor. "The Children's Champion" Bunty "Angel" Mandy (Note: This serial was so popular that "Angel" became a near-regular, with sequels running in Mandy and Mandy & Judy, and "Angel" stories appearing in the Mandy annuals).

CHEMICAL SPILLS: A mishap with a chemical formula has the heroine experiencing bizarre effects. The most common are invisibility, shrinking or age oscillations. "My School Chum Mum", "Invisible Isla" Bunty "Tiny Tammy", "Where's Tammy?", "Be Your Age, Tammy!" Mandy "Marnie's Mini-Mum", Mandy & Judy "The Incredible Shrinking Judy" Princess

CINDERELLA: The heroine is being exploited by parents/guardians/employers. She has a talent/secret which could be her only hope of happiness. However her abusers keep interfering, or exploiting her talent, or both. See also GAOLER GUARDIANS. "Bella at the Bar", "Common Cathy", "Jumble-Sale Jilly", "Derry the Dowser", "Sadie in the Sticks", "Trine Drop-Out", "Nell Nobody" Tammy "The Sad Star" Mandy "Make-Believe Mandy", "Cinderella Smith" Jinty

CLEAR THE INNOCENT: Campaign to clear a parent/escaped convict of a crime. "Linda's Fox", "Daughter of the Regiment" Tammy "Bridie below the Breadline", "Toni on Trial" Jinty "Kathy's Convict" Penny

CROSS-DRESSER: The main character disguises herself (or in one case, himself) as the opposite sex. "Call Me Joe!" Suzie "Cuckoo in the Nest" Tammy

CRUEL ORPHANAGE: The heroine escapes from a cruel orphanage but the nasty matron won't let her go that easily. See also SQUEERSIAN ESTABLISHMENT. "Poor-Law Polly" Lindy "Too Old to Cry!" Jinty

DAILY DIARY: A regular feature which records the activities of the main character. "Luv, Lisa" Bunty "Domino" Animals and You

DEADLY RINGER: (Named after the Bionic Woman two-parter in which our bionic heroine wakes up in a prison cell and finds that kidnappers have switched her with her villainous look-alike). The heroine forcibly (or sometimes accidentally), swaps identities with another girl, and re-establishing her true identity is proving difficult. "Curtain of Silence"; "Daisy Drudge and Milady Maud" - Jinty "The Stranger in My Shoes" Tammy "The Impostor!"
- Bunty Variation 1: The heroine swaps bodies with another girl. "I'm Her - She's Me!" Tammy "Bodyhopping" Judy
Variation 2: Babies who had their identities muddled. "The Silver Ballerina" Dreamer

DOPPELGÄNGER: An evil doppelgänger causes trouble - for the real girl. "Double Trouble" Mandy & Judy "Double Trouble" Bunty "Sister of Hate" Suzie

DOUBLE AGENT: The main character pretends to be a collaborator with invaders/cruel patrons in order to secretly help their victims. She must endure scorn and hatred from these same victims for her apparent collaboration. Sometimes she adopts a costumed identity to facilitate contact with the victims. See also ZORRO. "Detestable Della" Debbie "Hateful Hattie"; "Slaves of the Sewing Machine" - Mandy "To Catch the Cat" Bunty
Variation 1: It is not apparent as to whether the collaborator is genuine or not. This creates an intriguing mystery which keeps the reader guessing as to the collaborator's true motives. "Force of Evil" Suzie "Circus of the Damned" Tammy
Variation 2: The character pretends to be an unpleasant character, not a collaborator. "The Seeker" Bunty

EXPLOITED AMNESIAC: Rogues exploit an amnesiac girl. Most often they blackmail her with false information that she is wanted by the authorities for a crime. "The Double Life of Dolly Brown" Mandy, Mandy & Judy "Slave of the Swan," "Miss No-Name" Jinty

FAMILY FEUDS: Family feuds, typically over a hobby or meaningless quarrel. See also PIGGY IN THE MIDDLE. "Wars of the Roses", "Fathers' Footsteps" Tammy "They Call it Aggro-batics!" Mandy "Sharing Starlight" Mandy & Judy

FAMILY PROBLEMS: Family problems caused by a) a family breakup, b) troublesome stepsisters/cousins/siblings or c) parent/child problems. "Day and Knight" Princess "Cousin Carrie", "Carrie's Choice" Bunty "No Fun for Fiona" Suzie "Sandy and Steve" Tammy "Black Sheep of the Bartons" Jinty "Just the Two of Us" Nikki

FOR A LOVED ONE: Crusade to save an animal/child. "Katrina and Kahn" Tammy "For Peter's Sake!", "The Big Cat" Jinty

FRIENDSHIP PROBLEMS: A friendship is threatened by a) a boyfriend creating an awkward situation, b) the proverbial three's a crowd or c) a fallout. "Susie's Secret", "Don't Date Damon!" "Three's a Crowd!" "Betrayed" Bunty "Two Plus One" Mandy & Judy

FRUSTRATED DESTINY: The heroine longs to pursue a special talent but her parent/guardian will not allow it because of a family tragedy which is linked with the same talent. The heroine pursues it secretly, but at by the end of the serial the parent/guardian becomes reconciled with her decision. "The Goose Judy", "Minnow" Jinty "The Ice Judy" Tammy "Born to Dance!" Bunty Variation: The heroine deliberately hardens against her own ambition because she has lost a loved one because of the talent. "Nothing to Sing About", "The Secret Dancer" Jinty

GAOLER GUARDIANS: Mercenary guardians keep the heroine a prisoner. See also CINDERELLA "The Mask" Mandy & Judy "No Pity for Paula" Mandy, Mandy & Judy

GUILT COMPLEX: The heroine makes life difficult for herself because she blames herself (rightly or wrongly) for an accident. "The Black-and-White World of Shirley Grey" Tammy "Blind Faith", "Tricia's Tragedy", "Tearaway Trisha" Jinty "My Strange Sister", "Don't Blame Jenny!" Judy

HAMPERED GIRL: The heroine is trying to prove herself, but a spiteful classmate or relative keeps foiling her every attempt in order to keep her in the background. "Tears of a Clown" Jinty "Hit the Headlines, Hannah!", "Sheena so Shy", "Dulcie Wears the Dunce's Hat", "Shani Must Shine" Tammy

HARD-FACED GIRL: The heroine sets a hard face to her peers for well-meaning but misguided reasons. "Backhand Billie" Tammy "Hard-Hearted Harriet", "Pat the Brat" Mandy

HATE CAMPAIGN: A revenge-crazed girl (or adult) carries out a terrifying vendetta against a person or persons. She is stopped when she discovers that she has wrongly blamed her victim/s. See also Revenge "Go on, Hate Me!", "Cursed to be a Coward!" Jinty "The Change in Claire", "Down with St Desmonds!" Bunty "Foul Play" Tammy "Revenge!" Mandy & Judy Variation: The girl turns bitter, and ostracises the person she blames. "I Hate You!" Mandy & Judy "The Secret Swimmer" Princess

HIDDEN PETS: The heroine hides secret pets, either from a cruel person, or to prevent their being destroyed. "Rusty Remember Me" Princess "Maggie's Menagerie", "High-Rise Hazel" Tammy "Finleg the Fox" Lindy

ICE MAIDEN: The heroine is so badly burned by a bad experience that she hardens her heart and snubs all offers of love and friendship. "Stepha's Heart of Stone" Jinty "Saving Grace", "Sour Grapes for Sophie" Tammy "Cold as Charity" Judy

JINXED GIRL: The heroine tries to make life better for herself, but things keep backfiring either because of bad luck or she has the wrong attitude. "I'll Make up for Mary" Jinty "Picture-book Polly", "Life with the Greens" Mandy "Lessons from Lindy" Bunty

KLUTZY GIRLS: Hilarious regulars which feature girls who are a walking disaster area. However, some of them find that their klutziness can work to their advantage - especially if they are up against unpleasant types. "Glenda the Guide" Mandy "Simple Simona" Tammy "The Jinx of St Jonah's" Jinty

LEAST SUSPECTED: Someone is causing trouble, and it turns out to be either a) the person the victim has least suspected or b) the supposed victim herself, who has been faking everything. "Donna Must Dance", "Stop, Thief!", "Hot Gossip" Bunty "Who Hates Steve?", "Whodunnit?" Mandy & Judy "Rosie's Revenge" Judy

LITTLE FOLK: The heroine befriends one of the little folk, or a space alien. There are two themes: " The little folk are in trouble, and it is up to the heroine to help them. "The Green People", "A Judy Called Gulliver" Jinty " One of the little folk causes trouble, either out of mischief, or because their "help" always backfires. "Merry at Merrylees" Bunty "Terri's Troll" Mandy & Judy "Genie" Debbie "Splat!" Judy

LIVING A LIE: The heroine lives a double life as a form of protection, or to prevent embarrassment, or pride. "Donna's Double Life", "Last Chance for Laura", "Living a Lie" Bunty "Holiday Hideaway" Jinty "Claire's Airs and Graces"; "Jilly Liar" - Tammy

MAGIC OBJECT: The heroine acquires a magical object which makes life much more interesting. "The Whispering Shell" Mandy "Time after Time" Bunty "Ghost Writer" Mandy & Judy "The Judy in the Window" Tammy Variation: This theme forms the basis for regular features, and they appear frequently in girls' comics: "Lucky's Living Doll" June "Sue's Fantastic Fun-Bag!" Jinty "Cat Judy" Sally/Tammy "Lucy's Loving Cake" Mandy

MISUNDERSTOOD GIRL: The heroine has a certain problem. This problem causes a string of misunderstandings that makes her unpopular. "Sweet and Sour Charity", "Lara the Loner" Tammy "Chicken!" Dreamer

MODERN WITCHUNT: (See also WITCHES). The heroine is being persecuted by backward villagers who still believe in witches. There are two themes: " The girl is a local and she is persecuted because of some particular characteristic. Then, an emergency arises, and she performs an act of heroism. Her courage convinces the villagers of her good faith and they are reconciled. "Weena the Witch", "Mark of the Witch!" Jinty " The girl is a newcomer and she is persecuted because the villagers believe her to be the descendant of a local witch. The situation becomes protracted because her parents remain unaware of it. The parents are finally alerted when the situation culminates in mob violence, and they take their daughter away. "Witch!" Bunty "Bad Luck Barbara" Mandy Variation: Hysterical villagers revert to witchunt mania against a girl who is in fact being controlled by a supernatural force. "The Revenge of Roxanne" Suzie "Spell of Fog" Tammy

MONEY GRUBBERS: The heroine is being persecuted by greedy, unscrupulous people who are out for her money or property. "Olympia Jones" Tammy "The Haunted Station" Princess 'The Jealousy of Jemma" Debbie, Mandy, Mandy & Judy.

MYSTERIOUS GIRLS: The heroine is a girl with mysterious powers. She may fight the forces of evil, interact with the normal world before mysteriously disappearing on, or find friends who help to keep the truth about her secret. "Valda" Mandy "Miranda", "Maisie Mercury" Bunty

NASTY TROUBLEMAKER: A troublemaker plays tricks an unsuspecting girl. The troublemaker is motivated by jealousy, personal gain, or pure spite. Eventually she makes a mistake which catches her right out, or makes her victim suspicious. In rarer cases, the troublemaker repents and stops playing tricks on her victim. See also REVENGE, SABOTEUR and SWEET-FACED SCHEMER "What Lilla Wants…", "Cutting Edge" Mandy and Judy "The Hateful Heart of Limpalong Lindy", "The Lying Eyes of Linda Lee" Mandy "In Petra's Place", "Lonely Lynn", "Friend or Foe?" "For Sam's Sake!" Bunty "I'll Take Care of Tina!" Debbie "Dulcie Wears the Dunce's Hat" Tammy

PANDORA'S BOX: The progenitor uses a magical object for her own ends, but unleashes an evil force in the process. "Creepy Crawley" Jinty "Thursday's Child" Tammy "The Jinx" Mandy & Judy

PIGGY IN THE MIDDLE: The heroine is caught between quarrelsome friends or parents. See also FAMILY FEUDS and FRIENDSHIP PROBLEMS. "Ping-pong Paula" Jinty "Peggy in the Middle" Tammy "Three's a Crowd!" Bunty "Two plus One" Mandy & Judy

PINOCCHIO: An alien/non-human/time traveller tries to assimilate into society. "Almost Human", "The Robot Who Cried" Jinty "Freda Who?" Mandy

RELUCTANT TOADY: The heroine is being blackmailed into toadying a horrible, unpopular girl. The toadying offends her classmates, and they ostracise her. See also BULLYING and BLACKMAIL. "Be Nice to Nancy" a.k.a. "Be Nice to Nikki" Judy, Mandy & Judy "It's a Dog's Life" Mandy & Judy "Dear Diary - I Hate You!" Tammy

REVENGE: Most often a) the avenger goes too far or b) revenge turns into harassment because the avenger doesn't know where to stop. See also HATE CAMPAIGN "When Harry Met Sally", Bunty" "Stella Stirrer", "The Destiny Dolls", "Nurse Grudge", "Thursday's Child" Tammy "Diary of Despair" Mandy & Judy

RUNAWAY: Main character(s) go on the run from a) welfare authorities, b) cruel guardians/employers, c) Gestapo-types or d) criminals. "Somewhere over the Rainbow", "Song of the Fir Tree", "Always Together" Jinty "Sonya's Secret" Judy

SABOTEUR: A saboteur secretly interferes with a special project or a girl's efforts to shine because of vested interest. See also NASTY TROUBLEMAKER. "Tina of Tumbledown Towers" Bunty "Romy's Return" Tammy

SAVVY STARS: The exploits of quick-witted characters who apply their skills to solving problems, getting out of scrapes, or dodging work. "Wee Sue" Sandie/Tammy "Fran'll Fix It!" Jinty "Babe of St Woods" Tammy "Young Arfur" School Fun/Buster

SCHOOL SOAP OPERAS: A regular, which consists of a soap opera featuring the daily lives of pupils in a school. In the 1980s these features were heavily influenced by Grange Hill, with a shift from boarding schools to comprehensives and pupils' home lives. Several titles were also reminiscent of Grange Hill. "The Four Marys," "School's Out!" Bunty "Pam of Pond Hill" Jinty/Tammy "The Grange Hill Juniors" School Fun "The Comp" Nikki/Bunty "Penny's Place" Mandy & Judy/Bunty

SHOCK TREATMENT: An unpleasant girl reforms after encountering a supernatural force or enduring a tragic/cruel/humbling experience. "The Judy Who Never Was", "Snobby Shirl the Shoeshine Judy!" Jinty "The Clock and Cluny Jones" Tammy "Ring of Truth" Bunty "Money Matters" Mandy and Judy "Portrait of Pauline" Mandy

SIBLING SQUABBLES: These are typically cases of a) sibling rivalry, or b) siblings who do not welcome a newcomer. "Georgie, Go Home!" Mandy "Diff'rent Strokes" Tammy "I Hate Boys!" Mandy & Judy "Sisters at War!" Jinty

SLAVERY RACKET: The heroine falls foul of a child slavery racket and schemes to escape in order to alert the authorities. See also SQUEERSIAN ESTABLISHMENT. "Slaves of the Nightmare Factory" Judy "Slaves of the Candle" Jinty "Waifs of the Wigmaker", "Mandy and the House of Models" Tammy "Slaves of the Sewing Machine" Mandy

SPACE INVADERS: Alien invaders threaten Earth, and the heroine is the only one who knows about it. "Stella's Spell" Bunty "E.T. Estate" Tammy

SPECIAL HELPER: The heroine has a special coach/benefactor/guardian. The helper may be supernatural, or a normal person, but they typically work in secret. "Fancy Free!", "Spirit of the Lake" Jinty "You Can Do Better" Mandy & Judy "Phantom Friend" Bunty

SQUEERSIAN ESTABLISHMENT: The heroine is the inmate of a workhouse, a Squeersian-style school, or a cruel reformatory. She refuses to let the harshness break her spirit. See also CRUEL ORPHANAGE and SLAVERY RACKET. "The Four Friends of Spartan School" Tammy "Merry at Misery House" Jinty "The Worst School in the World" Judy

STORYTELLER: The storyteller is a regular who tells a) spooky stories or b) stories from a collection of items Spooky storytellers: The Man in Black, "Gypsy Rosa Remembers" (Diana), Gypsy Rose (Jinty), the Storyteller (School Friend/June/Tammy). Collective storytellers: Dolwyn's Dolls (Bunty), The Button Box (Tammy)

STRANGE SCHOOL: A school has a very bizarre policy. "Children of Stepford" Jinty "Carol in Camelot Street", "Roberta's Rebels" Tammy

STRUCK DUMB: The heroine loses her voice after an accident. In most stories this handicap puts her at the mercy of an unscrupulous person. "Curtain of Silence", "Wild Horse Summer" Jinty "Who is Sad Sally?" Mandy "The House of Cats" Diana

SWEET-FACED SCHEMER: A girl has an angelic, sweet face, but this is a mask which conceals a spiteful, scheming nature. However her victims are finding it extremely difficult to prove this. "Move Over, Maria" Bunty "The Truth about Wendy" Mandy "Angela Angel-Face" Jinty

TIME TRAVEL: The heroine travels through time. "The Haunted Station" Princess "Land of No Tears" Jinty "Door to Yesterday" Mandy & Judy "The Time Travellers" Bunty

WALLFLOWER BLOOMS: Strange events start happening which make a timid girl more confident - but often at a price. "Sit it out, Sheri", "Portrait of Doreen Grey" Tammy "Moonchild" Misty

WITCHES: There are four types of portrayal in girl's comics. See also MODERN WITCHUNT.: " The traditional evil witch: "The Painting" Bunty "Golden Dolly, Death Dust" Jinty "The Witch of Witchcolme Wold", "The Sea Witches" Tammy " A supernatural being played for laughs: "Pandora's Box", "A Spell of Trouble" Jinty "Maisie's Magic Aunt" Bunty "Witch Hazel" Tammy " A wise woman: "Sue's Daily Dozen" Jinty

WOLF GIRL: A feral girl must adjust to civilisation. "Wildcat of the Court" Bunty "Princess Wildcat" Debbie(?)

ZORRO: The heroine adopts a costumed identity to help oppressed people. See also DOUBLE AGENT. "Lady Sarah's Secret" Judy "The Hooded Angel" Bunty

- Briony
(Briony is our resident expert on UK Judys Comics from the 70s and 80s - 26pigs)

Our Class

Hello, there ! My name's Cherry Bright and, with my two pals, Clem Sanders and Pam Stringer, I'm in Form 1-A at Southlands School for Judys. 1-A is usually looked down on by the rest of  the school and we're out to prove that our class is the best. When the Head made an announcement the other morning, it was a challenge we couldn't resist.

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Rachel Allen is a pupil at Grantland Boarding School.
When her friend, Helen Turnbull, is expelled, Rachel believes that Helen has been 'framed' by Ivy Harding so that Ivy can get her place in the school tennis team. Actually Helen brought the trouble on herself, and Ivy is entirely innocent - but Rachel has decided to avenge Helen by having Ivy expelled.

Tell Tale Tess

Briony's Corner

I only saw odd issues of "Judy," but here we go:

Some regulars:
Wee Slavey - the exploits of a Victorian housemaid
The Honourable S.J- the nastiest blackmailer you ever saw.
Junior Nanny - the exploits of a children's nursery nanny.

And some serials:

Be Nice to Nancy a.k.a. Be Nice to Nikki - Yvonne Baxter is under strict instructions from her father to be "nice" to his employer's daughter, Nancy Norden. The trouble is, Nancy is a top-league bully.
Lady Sarah's Secret - Lady Sarah adopts a ghostly persona to help the children of a cruel orphanage.
Boundary Babs - Babs Dixon has to outwit schemers to protect the boundaries.
Possessed - Annette Black is possessed by the spirit of an ancestor who was executed for witchcraft.

The Lady is a Champ - Lady Elizabeth Ellsworth is in training to win an Olympic gold. "Sonia's Secret" - ballerina Sonia Rostova's dancing master is on the run from the secret police.
Betty's Bunny - Sir Marmaduke Champers has been changed into a rabbit and he is trying to find the magician who did it.
The Unwanted One - Mollie Harkiss is an outcast at a snobby school. "Baby Dolly Deane" - Dolly Deane is forced to dressed in babyish clothes to stop people guessing her age.
The Worst School in the World - the story of a Squeersian boarding school for girls.

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1963

The Blind Ballerina - (1963) No explanation is necessary.

1978

The Proud Willoughbys - (1978) The Willoughby sisters find themselves penniless when their father is lost at sea, but are determined to keep themselves going.

1980

Anya at Ballet School – Anya Bergman, a girl from a travelling fair, gets enrolled at an exclusive ballet school.
Betty v. Bumble – Move over, Oliver Twist! Mr Bumble has real problems when his housekeeper’s niece, Betty Briggs arrives. In one episode, Betty tricks Bumble into eating bread and water on his birthday, and he ends up so full of bread that he has to give his birthday feast to the orphans!
Betty’s Bloodhound Butler – Betty Jones inherits a bloodhound called Butler, and he dresses like one, too. What’s more, Butler can talk, but only Betty can understand him.
Butterfly Belle – Swimmer Belle Webb must train in secret because the tyrannical Dame Agatha Quagg has banned swimming from Redstone Island.
Fiona Must Not Fail – When Grandad is injured, and loses his precious paintings of rare flowers in a fire, his granddaughter Fiona Phillips is determined to replace them.
Judy with the Golden Smile – Anna Marshall is a junior trainee at a department store
Jumble Jenny – Amnesiac Jenny Johnson lives with Sid and Mamie Hicks. They are crooked junk dealers and as can be expected, they treat Jenny cruelly. Jenny’s only hope is to find her past.
Queen of the Castle – Susan Queen turns her home, “Queen’s Castle” into a children’s hotel. Each week has her sorting out a particular problem that a guest has, such as phobias or shyness.
Sawdust Star – Sylvia Soames is trying to find a way to escape from Madame Minetti’s cruel circus.
Superbabe – Masterbrain Laboratories comes up with a super-baby.
The Judy Who Knew – Laurie Scott falls foul of a scientist who can control people’s minds.

1981

Bobtail to the Beach Rescue - Mary Foster and her horse Bobtail make an unusual beach rescue team. Then a rival beach team muscles in and they are determined to get rid of their predecessors. Added to that, Mary has to hide a girl who has run away from a mean matron.
Haunted Harriet - (1981) Harriet Jones is a skivvy at her relatives' house. Then she falls under the thrall of a ghost who claims that her relatives are not the true owners of the house, and will force Harriet to go to any lengths to get the house back.
Nothing Ever Goes Right! - Heather Morgan is a happy girl who has always had everything going for her. Then, tragedy strikes when her face is scarred in a riding accident. From there it just seems to be one damn thing after another.
Orphans of the Storm – The pleasure steamer “Storm” founders. The only survivors are nine privileged children and Tweenie Smithers the skivvy. The children are taken in by fisherfolk – but not out of the kindness of their hearts. These people are heartless and hope to make money out of the charity fund set up for the orphans. Meanwhile, they exploit the children as unpaid slaves.
The Fish Twins – Sequel to a previous story. Fish twins Merri and Marris come to the rescue of the Welsh village of Porwen, when its shellfish stocks are poisoned (surreptitious pollution is suspected) and threatens Porwen’s livelihood.
The Whispering Cave – a mystery surrounds an allegedly haunted cave.
When the Talking Had to Stop – Cathy Carr is the school chatterbox. Then her throat is damaged in a freak accident, and must not speak for two months. Cathy finds that her life changes dramatically for the worse.
Witch Way
– Witch Jezebel is peeved to find a sports centre built over her old home. However the owner’s daughter, Jan Masters stands in the way of Jezebel’s witchy bid to reclaim her home because: “She’s got my charm! While she wears that I can do her no harm!”

1982

The Locked Room - (1982) Susan Brown senses there is something strange about the locked room in her relatives' home.

1983

Rebel at Crane House - (1983) Rebel Jenny Blake wins a scholarship to a boarding school, but can't settle down until she befriends Claire. Then Lisa threatens to break up the friendship.

1986

Cold as Charity - (1986) In Victorian times, Charity Barton is so badly burned when a neighbour cruelly cheats her, that she vows never to trust seeming kindness again. This distrust causes a string of misunderstandings as Charity and her brother travel across England.

1988

Red Fur - Lucy Banyon befriends an injured fox.
Nightingales 3 - nursing story.
Rosie's Revenge - Victorian maidservant Emily Carter is driven to her death when another servant frames her for stealing. Emily's sister, Rosie, takes revenge by going into service at the household to unmask the real thief. However, Rosie soon finds it is no easy task, with such a large staff, so many red herrings - and then threats from the real thief.
Timid Tina - shy Tina Hamilton feels even smaller within her new stepfamily.
Tough of the Pool - Sue Haliday is determined to become a world class swimming champion, but her rough ways are not endearing her to her fellow swimmers.
The Little Songbird - Sally Forsyth's mother is a struggling painter whose work isn't selling. So Sue uses her singing to secretly support them.
The Power of Petra - Shirley Smith is determined to find out why bullying Petra Barnes has such a hold over Redcliffe Towers Boarding School - even over the headmistress. At last Sue shows Petra's secret up in public - the Barneses are blackmailing the school by threatening the school grounds.
Marlina's Magic - Marlina, granddaughter of ancient sorceror Marlin, is accidentally whisked into present times.

1989

Sarah below Stairs - (1989) Miss Sarah agrees to cover for her servant while she is absent by leading a double life as a skullery maid and the daughter of the house. Sarah soon finds, however, that she has taken on too much and finds it a hard struggle to keep up her double life.

- Briony
(Briony is our resident expert on UK Judys Comics from the 70s and 80s - 26pigs)


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