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Little Lord Percival

Plot

Pauline Pratt finds a ventriloquist’s dummy, Little Lord Percival, but discovers he is evil and causes a lot of trouble that she gets the blame for. Eventually she realises that Lord Percival is possessed by the spirit of Fred Vernon-Vaisley (“Vernon the Valet”), a ventriloquist with a difficult, quarrelsome personality. Vaisley’s personality led to his “sad end” after a quarrel with a fellow performer, Mr Grantley, and now Lord Percival is out for revenge on Mr Grantley.

Percival 1

Notes

  • Artist: Claude Berridge

Appeared

  • Little Lord Percival – Mandy:  #609 (16 September 1978) – #618 (18 November 1978)

Danger Doll!

Plot

Since Tina Lee had joined the Bus Stop Players, a touring concert party, she had felt tormented by Don, the ventriloquist’s doll belonging to young Stephen Steed. Tina suspected that sometimes a midget dressed up in the dummy’s clothing to frighten her. One day, she managed to corner what she thought was the midget. Terrified, she called for Charlie Cheers, the Players’ leader.

danger doll

Notes

Appeared

  • Danger Doll!   Judy:  #1050 (23  February 1980) – #1059 (26 April 1980)

“Let Me Tell You a Story…”

Plot

Conrad, the evil ventriloquist’s doll under the influence of his master, the Toymaker had gained control of the pupils of school.  Only Cathy Mason knew about Conrad tricks and was trying to stop him.

conrad

Notes

  • Artist: David Matysiak
  • This was labelled as a Midnight Mystery story, each episode had it’s own individual title.

Appeared

  • Let Me Tell You a Story…” – Nikki: #222 (20 May 1989) –  #233 (5 August 1989)

List of Episodes:

  • “Let Me Tell You a Story…”
  • Teacher’s Pet
  • Escape from the Attic!
  • In the Dead of Night…
  • Follow Me…
  • Conrad’s Little Helpers
  • Conrad Must be Obeyed!
  • Faces of Hate!
  • The Doll Must Die!
  • Boys Will be Boys!
  • Boys and Girls Come Out and Play…
  • The Final Curtain