In this week's 6 Million Dollar Gran episode, the synthetic senior citizen comes to the aid of Miss Vera Strict, headmistress of Nollege End School. The headmistress is distraught because Mister Thrashem, the feared PE teacher, is unaccountably absent. Ever-enthusiatic Gran steps in to take the PE class and soon the exhausted pupils realise that Old Thrashem wasn't so bad after all.
Jogging Jeremy makes a guest appearance in this week's Skateboard Squad strip, and this is the first time we've seen Squad leader Skipper without his crash helmet.
On Wednesday, Flash Harry tells a worried Cheeky that this week's Mystery Comic was printed in disappearing ink. Fortunately for Cheeky (and us readers who would otherwise be confronted with blank pages in the centre of the comic), the funny photographer hands Cheeky the snaps he took of the mysterious publication before the contents faded away.
Inside said mysterious publication, World War 2 evacuee and cover star Mystery Boy emerges from the train wreck which occurred at the climax of last week's episode, to find that he has no memory of his identity.
Also engaged in a frantic search to uncover his own past is The Mystery Comic's other amnesiac, Elephant On The Run. The bewildered tusker is still unable to fathom why he's being pursued by The Man In The Plastic Mac.
A new film serial starts this week, so on Saturday Cheeky and pals settle down in the cinema to watch the first episode of spooky pirate tale, The Terrible Trail to Taggart's Treasure. After this thrilling debut, Cheeky emerges from the cinema onto the back page where this week's Cheeky's Pal Puzzle is set by compost-encrusted school gardener, Dan-Dan the Lavender Man.
Two new features commence this issue in a continuation of the revamp which began last week - Laugh and Learn and The Terrible Trail to Taggart's Treasure (which is in fact a reprint from Shiver and Shake).
Mike Lacey has had a busy week, drawing all 10 Cheeky's Week elements, as well as his usual strips Skateboard Squad and Disaster Des.
|Cheeky Weekly||Cover Date: 07-Oct-1978, Issue 51 of 117|
|1||Cover Feature 'Mystery Boy' 1 of 2 \Cheeky's Week - Art Mike Lacey (first art on feature)|
|2||Sunday - Art Mike Lacey|
|3||6 Million Dollar Gran - Art Ian Knox|
|4||6 Million Dollar Gran - Art Ian Knox|
|5||6 Million Dollar Gran - Art Ian Knox|
|6||Ad: IPC 'Soccer Monthly' 2 of 5 Ad: '2000AD and Starlord' 1 of 2|
|7||Monday - Art Mike Lacey|
|8||Laugh and Learn (first appearance) - Art Brian Walker (first art on feature) - Art Barrie Appleby (first art on feature)|
|9||Laugh and Learn (first appearance) - Art Brian Walker (first art on feature) - Art Barrie Appleby (first art on feature)|
|10||Tuesday - Art Mike Lacey|
|11||Skateboard Squad - Art Mike Lacey|
|12||Wednesday - Art Mike Lacey|
|13||Tub 'Mystery Comic' 2 of 34 - Art Nigel Edwards|
|14||Why, Dad, Why? 'Mystery Comic' 2 of 28 - Art John K. Geering|
|15||Mystery Boy reprint from Whizzer and Chips 'Mystery Comic' 2 of 37|
|16||Elephant On The Run 'Mystery Comic' 2 of 34 - Art Robert Nixon|
|17||Elephant On The Run 'Mystery Comic' 2 of 34 - Art Robert Nixon|
|18||Mustapha Million 'Mystery Comic' 2 of 34 - Art Reg Parlett|
|19||Mustapha Million 'Mystery Comic' 2 of 34 - Art Reg Parlett|
|20||Disaster Des 'Mystery Comic' 2 of 30 - Art Mike Lacey|
|21||Thursday - Art Mike Lacey|
|22||Calculator Kid - Art Terry Bave|
|23||What's New, Kids\Ad: IPC 'Krazy Annual' 1 of 4|
|24||Friday - Art Mike Lacey|
|25||Paddywack - Art Jack Clayton|
|26||Saturday - Art Mike Lacey|
|27||Tweety and Sylvester 'Beaned by a Bell'|
|28||Tweety and Sylvester 'Beaned by a Bell'|
|29||Interval - Art Mike Lacey|
|30||The Terrible Trail to Taggart's Treasure (first appearance) reprint from Shiver and Shake - Art Eric Bradbury (first art on feature)|
|31||The Terrible Trail to Taggart's Treasure (first appearance) reprint from Shiver and Shake - Art Eric Bradbury (first art on feature)|
|32||Saturday - Art Mike Lacey\Cheeky's Pal Puzzle 'Dan-Dan The Lavender Man' - Art Mike Lacey (first art on feature)|
Cheeky's Week Artists Cover Date 07-Oct-1978