Gertie Green is addicted to television and her favourite part is the adverts – which she takes completely at face value.
- “They Said it on the Telly!” – Tracy: #50 (13 September 1980) – ?
TV star Amy Clark is mistaken for a nurse during an emergency because she is still wearing her nurse’s uniform from the serial she stars in. This inspires her to give up her television career and start training as a real nurse.
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 – M&J: #297 (18 January 1997) – #306 (22 March 1997)
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.
Kay Maxwell, star of the television soap “Garden Square”, is hailed as the perfect mum she plays on the screen. But in real life, Kay is a hard, cruel woman who abuses her stepdaughter.
Everyone’s Perfect Mum – Mandy. circa #1051 (7 March 1987) – (?)