Category Archives: Debbie

Cathy Must Dance [1978]

Plot

When Cathy Rainer’s mother dies her father sends her to ‘live in’ at Madame Sonia’s Ballet School. But a fellow pupil, Jane Dixon, gets jealous of Cathy and starts playing dirty tricks on her. Cathy soon realises what Jane is up to but does not know what to do about it as Jane has made sure Madame does not believe her.

Notes

Appeared

  • Cathy Must Dance – Debbie: #295 (7 October  1978) – #321 (7 April  1979). No installment in #320 (31 March 1979).

No Love for Laura [1978]

Plot

Nurse Anne Howard gets a job caring for Laura Trenent, who has been blinded in the accident that killed her parents. But Anne soon finds that Laura’s guardians, Mr and Mrs Willis, only pretend to care for Laura when in fact they don’t care for her at all. They take advantage of her blindness to make her life a misery and keep her a virtual prisoner. The Willises dismiss Anne once they realise Anne will take sides with Laura. But Anne is still determined to help Laura and find out why the Willises are treating her this way, as she senses there is a mystery behind it that needs to be solved. Investigation soon points to cheques that Laura always has to sign for the Willises and the terms of Mr Trenent’s will.

Notes

  • Artist: Ana Rodriguez

Appeared

  • No Love for Laura – Debbie: #281 (1 July 1978) – #289 (26 August 1978)

The Ride-away Randalls [1978]

Plot

When Mr Randall is transferred to Scotland his three children are left in Cornwall and put in the care of landlady Mrs Pendellin. Unfortunately Mrs Pendellin dies and the authorities cannot trace the father. So Welfare intend to put the children into care and sell the ponies, but the children are having none of this. Instead, they saddle up and go on the run from Welfare and in search of their father.

Notes

  • Artist: Andy Tew

Appeared

  • The Ride-away Randalls – Debbie: #279 (17 June 1978) – #295 (7 October 1978)

Clumsy Clare [1978]

Plot

Clare Dodd is a clumsy girl, but when she and her father go to live on a canal barge, she discovers she has a talent for swimming. Nellie Lee, who lives on a neighbouring boat, is a former swimming champion and offers to coach Clare. But Clare’s clumsiness causes problems, a lot of which are on the amusing side.

Notes

  • Artist: Barrie Mitchell?

Appeared

  • Clumsy Clare – Debbie: # 272 (29  April 1978) – #286 (5 August 1978)

The Silver Blades [1978]

Plot

Nancy Nixon saves her skating rival, Rona Ashton, from drowning. However, when Nancy loses her memory of the rescue, Rona takes advantage by claiming she had rescued Nancy, and gets her banned from the local ice rink. At the frozen pond at Manor House, a girl named Marion promises to coach Nancy for the upcoming Silver Blades championship, but Nancy soon finds there is a real mystery about Marion. Sabotage strikes as well, and Nancy suspects Rona.

Notes

Appeared

  • The Silver Blades – Debbie:  #262 (February 18 1978) – #271 (April 22 1978).

 

Weighty Katie [1978]

Plot

Katie Kenn is a brilliant actress but too plump for the starring role in the school’s festival entry. Lyn Grant and Connie Olson are helping her to reduce, but Gloria Smythe, who wants the same role, is trying to sabotage their efforts by putting temptation in Katie’s way.

Notes

Appeared

  • Weighty Katie – Debbie: #263 (25 February 1978) – #271 (22 April 1978)

Jo and Mo [1977]

Plot

Jo Jenner runs a mobile hair-dressing service with her motorcycle, “Mo”. She soon finds she is meeting all sorts of people on the job. This leads to scrapes, such as a boy who wants a perm despite warnings it would not suit his shoulder-length hair. Then he gets so embarrassed at his hair being put in curlers and girls laughing at him that he locks himself away, which causes the perm solution to stay in his hair for too long and the curlers fall out! Fortunately Jo is able to retrieve the situation with his remaining hair.

Notes

  • Artist: Tom Hurst

Appeared

  • Jo and Mo Debbie: circa #239 (10 September 1977) – (?)

 

Sandra – the Secret Clown [1977]

Plot

Sandra Fellini is no longer able to perform on the trapeze after an accident that killed her parents and blinded her grandfather. She becomes a circus clown and is trying to use her clowning to raise the money for an operation to restore her grandfather’s sight.

Notes

Appeared

  • Sandra – the Secret ClownDebbie: (?) – #240 (17 September 1977)

 

 

The White Stag [1977]

Plot

Legend has it that the appearance of the White Stag heralds the downfall of anyone who brings dishonour to Drummond Hall. So when the White Stag appears to the ruthless new owner, Jasper Fraser, he is out to hunt it down and kill it. But the White Stag has an ally in the form of the gamekeeper’s sister, Kirsty Sinclair, to help it keep one step ahead of Fraser.

Notes

  • Artist: “B. Jackson”

Appeared

  • The White Stag – Debbie:  circa #240 (17 September 1977) – (?)