Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 20 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Luck of the Legion. Sergeant "Tough" Luck was created by Geoffrey Bond. All the serials in which he appeared had separate titles such as "Death by the Dawn" and "Brotherhood of the Bat". Luck's comrades included Corporal Trenet and Legionnaire Bimberg.
Cactusville. Dan's favourite meal was a cow pie baked with the horns still on. This was prepared for him each day by his Aunt Aggie. Sometimes he had to share it with his equally tough little nephew called Desperate Danny.
Plug. The Bash Street Kids were called Wilfred, Sidney, Herbert, Smiffy, Toots, Danny, Plug, Fatty, Jimmy, Ella and Teddy. Their real home is the pages of the "Beano" but in 1977 Plug got his own full-colour comic. After 75 weeks this merged with "Beezer".
Matt Braddock. Matt Braddock's adventures appeared in "Rover", "Victor" and "Warlord". Braddock won the Victoria Cross and Bar but he wasn't interested in winning medals, just in winning the War. The other pilots mentioned in the possible answers did fly in various comics and full-length books about World War 2.
The Four Marys. Mary Simpson, Mary Field, Mary Radleigh and Mary Cotter were the names of the four heroines of this long-running comic strip. The school was called St.Elmo's and all four shared a study in Bee's House.
Race. Roy scored his first goal on the coloured cover of "Tiger No.1" on the 11th September, 1954. After twenty two years, by which time he had become manager of the Rovers (and grown his hair long) Roy was rewarded with his own weekly comic.
Big Eggo. In the end Big Eggo had to make way for Biffo the Bear. Eggo was an awkward ostrich who originally spent his six pictures protecting his egg from other desert-island animals. The artist who drew the pictures for D.C.Thomson was Reg Carter.
Bessie Bunter. Bessie also appeared in "June" from 1964-74 and in "Tammy" from 1974-81.Cliff House School was the setting, with its headmistress Miss Stackpole. Bessie shared her study, but not her cream buns, with skinny Mary Moldsworth.
In two pigtails tied with ribbons.. Beryl first appeared in "Topper" in 1953. The artist was David Law and Beryl was introduced with the lines, "She's nearly always in disgrace - This tomboy with the funny face."
Gnasher. Dennis eventually took over from Biffo the Bear as the front page character in the "Beano" in September, 1974. Other additions to Dennis' household include his pig, inevitably given the name "Rasher".
Penny. "Twinkle" was advertised as the "New Picture Paper Specially for Little Girls". The three girls were called Penny Henry, Penny Smith and Penny Wilson. The confusion of names caused lots of laughs at the school but, apparently, nobody ever got round to calling them "threepence".
The Silent Three. The "Silent Three" were trying to fight the tyranny of the Head Prefect, Cynthia Drew. They held a secret meeting in the crypt but their activities were spied upon by the form-sneak called Mildred Briggs.
The Tough of the Track. The track was the running track for Alf was an unorthodox athletic star who specialised in the mile race. Alf transferred from the "Rover" to the "Victor" in 1962. Alf worked for a scrap-metal merchant, trained on a diet of fish and chips and sometimes won races in odd running shoes which he had picked up in a second-hand shop.
Andy Pandy. The television series was for nursery age children and started on the 11th of July, 1950. Andy became the front page star of "Robin" on the 28th March, 1953. His playmates were Teddy and Looby Loo and all three remained on the front page for 836 issues.
Journey into Space. The radio serial began on the 21st of September,1953 and the first comic strip appeared in April, 1956. Jet's companions were called Lemmy, Doc and Mitch. The creator of the character was Charles Chilton. The radio programme was sensationally popular in Britain in the 1950s when youngsters were all very space-minded.
Jill Crusoe. The sailing boat "Arepathus" was wrecked in the Indian Ocean. Thus began the strange life of Jill Blair, the only survivor. She immediately befriended one of the animals by removing a thorn from a leopard's paw.
Keyhole Kate. Keyhole Kate first appeared in the "Dandy" from 1937-55. She emerged again in "Sparky" from 1965-74. The advertising slogan went as follows: "Keyhole Kaye' a little sneak....See her on this page every week!" Keyhole Kate's favourite reading matter was "Keyhole Topics" by O. Howie Peeps.
Lady Penelope. "Lady Penelope", the comic, ran from 1966-69. The character's full name was Lady Penelope Creighton Ward. She was chauffered through her adventures by reformed burglar "The Nose" Parker, who became popular enough to have his own strip "The Perils of Parker".
Dandy. Korky ruled the front page of the the "Dandy" between 1937 and 1984. In the end he was pushed off by that other regular Desperate Dan. Korky's nephew called Copycat appeared in a comic called "Magic".