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Nightingales

Plot

Trainee nurses at St. Margaret’s EE were known as Nightingales. The series follows several of these trainees Smiley Smith, Betsy Cloud, Fiona Kennedy and Edna Pierce who had all met when they started their training. Edna doesn’t fit in with the rest of the girls and tries to cheat on her final exams. She is replaced by Lee Lan. The girls return in sequels. In “Nightingales 4” the friends have gone their separate ways after their training is complete, but they come together again to try and stop the closure of St. Margarets.

nightingales

Notes

  • Art: Ron Lumsden

Appeared

  • Nightingales –  Judy:  #1448 (10 Oct. 1987) – #1458 (19 Dec. 1987)
  • Nightingales 2 –  Judy: #1468 (27 Feb. 1988) – #1475 (16 Apr. 1988)
  • Nightingales 3 –  Judy: #1490 (30 Jul. 1988) –  #1499 (01 Oct. 1988)
  • Nightingales 4 –  Judy:  #1522 (11 Mar. 1989) – #1533 (27 May 1989)

Other Appearances

  • Nightingales – Judy Annual 1991

Soap Suds

Plot

Sally Gibson is staying with her relatives, the Brents. The Brents are so hooked on a TV soap, “The Avenue”, that they copy everything they see on it – even to the extent of using the characters’ names and calling Sally Miranda, the new character on the soap. Sally finds this fanaticism annoying.

Soap suds

Notes

  • Artist: Ron Lumsden

Appeared

  • Soap Suds – M&J: #297 (18 January 1997) – #306 (22 March 1997)

 

Stage School

Plot:

Two vacancies are going at The Madame Celeste Stage School. Nicky Carr wins one place. But the other place goes to Gavin Mellor, an arrogant boy Nicky crossed during the auditions. And so the stage is set for feuding between Nicky and Gavin.

It gets even worse when Gavin and Nicky are both chosen to star in a new TV soap. They have to pretend they are friends on screen, but their hatred keeps erupting into constant fighting. Eventually, the producers write their antagonism into the show.

Stage school

Notes:

  • Artist: Juliana Buch

Appeared:

  • Stage School – M&J: #152 (9 April 1994) – #160 (4 June 1994)
  • Stage School – M&J: #207 (29 April 1995) – #216 (01 July 1995)
  • Stage School – M&J: #239 (09 December 1995) – #241(23 December 1995)

Other Appearances:

  • Stage School – Mandy Annual 1995
  • Stage School – Mandy Annual 1997

 

Nurses

Plot

Soap opera concerning four first-year student nurses (Verity, Amanda, Jackie and Kay) at Norchester General Hospital. The girls return in later series and are joined by another student – Chris.

Nurses.jpg

Notes

  • Artist: Claude Berridge

Appeared

  • Nurses – M&J:  #100 (10 April 1993) – #112 (3 July 1993)
  • Nurses (2) – M&J:  #128 (23  October 1993) – #139 (8 January 1994)
  • Nurses (3) – M&J:  #154 (23  April 1994) – #167 (23 July 1994)
  • Nurses (4) – M&J:  #187 (10 December 1994) – #198 (25 February 1995)

Other Appearances: 

  • Nurses – Mandy Annual 1995
  • Nurses – Mandy Annual 1997
  • Nurses – Mandy Picture Story Library: #193
  • Nurses – Mandy Picture Story Library: #220

Classmates

Plot:

Soap opera regarding first-year Kirsty Allen and her friends at Tower Hill Comprehensive. In a sequel, they return for their second year.

Classmates

Notes:

  • Artist: Maria Dembilio

Appeared:

  • Classmates – M&J #128 (23 October 1993) – #163 (25 June 1994)
  • Classmates (sequel): M&J #184 (19 November 1994) – #196 (11 February 1995)

 Other Appearances:

  • Classmates – Mandy Annual 1995
  • Classmates – Judy Picture Story Library: #372