Nigel Edwards stands in for usual artist Ian Knox on the 6 Million Dollar Gran strip, for the second week running. This week Gran meets Uncle Hamish. No, not Cheeky's Uncle Hamish, this is Major Hamish McPotts from the Scots branch of the family. Gran replaces Hamish in the parade after she accidentally concusses him with the ceremonial baton.
Snail and Cheeky's bucolic buddy Farmer Giles make guest appearances in this week's Skateboard Squad story.
|Frank McDiarmid does some cracking work in this issue.|
In this page, Margaret Thatcher (leader of the Conservatives)
makes reference to Labour Prime Minister James Callaghan.
The mighty Reg Parlett is back doing the artwork on Mustapha Million this week. Joe McCaffrey drew the strip in the last 3 issues.
|On Friday, Flash Harry has an encounter with Scots actress Molly Weir.|
At the time Molly was appearing in a series of TV advertisements for Flash floor cleaner
The Paddywack strip is reduced to a single row of panels this week, as it was in the last issue. Those readers who fancy their skills on spot the difference competitions will eagerly scan the remainder of the page on which Paddywack's strip appears; it contains lists of winners of the Skateboard and Tennis competitions, which appeared in the 17 June 1978 and 24 June 1978 issues respectively. Of course, not a little luck is also required to secure one of the prizes on offer, as winners are selected from the correct entries, although entrants in the skateboard competition were also required to contribute an amusing caption for the spot the difference pic.
On Saturday, the cinema commissionaire wishes every week could be an anniversary issue like last week's, when he didn't get trampled. In fact, he didn't appear at all in last week's issue. Could he be the person inside Presto's rabbit suit?
|I like the Cheeky silhouette|
and the way his teeth extend over the edge of the frame.
All the Cheeky's Week features this week are pure Frank McDiarmid art, and Frank's on top form.
|Cheeky Weekly||Cover Date: 28-Oct-1978, Issue 54 of 117|
|1||Cover Feature 'The Terrible Trail to Taggart's Treasure' - Art Eric Bradbury (first art on feature)\Cheeky's Week - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|2||Sunday - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|3||6 Million Dollar Gran - Art Nigel Edwards|
|4||6 Million Dollar Gran - Art Nigel Edwards|
|5||6 Million Dollar Gran - Art Nigel Edwards|
|6||Ad: IPC 'Cor Annual' 2 of 5 Ad: 'Look and Learn' 12 of 16|
|7||Monday - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|9||Ad: Trebor 'Chews Music Centre Competition & Free Jeans Badges' 3 of 3|
|10||Tuesday - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|11||Skateboard Squad - Art Jimmy Hansen|
|12||Wednesday - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|13||Tub 'Mystery Comic' 5 of 34 - Art Nigel Edwards|
|14||Mystery Boy reprint from Whizzer and Chips 'Mystery Comic' 5 of 37 - Art John Richardson|
|15||Ad: IPC 'Shiver and Shake Annual' 1 of 2 Ad: 'Whoopee Guy Fawkes mask' 1 of 3|
|16||Elephant On The Run 'Mystery Comic' 5 of 34 - Art Robert Nixon|
|17||Elephant On The Run 'Mystery Comic' 5 of 34 - Art Robert Nixon|
|18||Mustapha Million 'Mystery Comic' 5 of 34 - Art Reg Parlett|
|19||Mustapha Million 'Mystery Comic' 5 of 34 - Art Reg Parlett|
|20||Disaster Des 'Mystery Comic' 5 of 30 - Art Mike Lacey|
|21||Thursday - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|22||Calculator Kid - Art Terry Bave|
|23||Friday - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|24||Ad: Pirelli (first appearance) 'Hanna-Barbera slippers' 1 of 2|
|25||Paddywack - Art Jack Clayton\Winners of Skateboard and Tennis competitions (single appearance)|
|26||Saturday - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|27||Tweety and Sylvester 'Surprise Package'|
|28||Tweety and Sylvester 'Surprise Package'|
|29||Interval - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|30||The Terrible Trail to Taggart's Treasure reprint from Shiver and Shake - Art Eric Bradbury|
|31||The Terrible Trail to Taggart's Treasure reprint from Shiver and Shake - Art Eric Bradbury|
|32||Saturday - Art Frank McDiarmid\Cheeky's Pal Puzzle 'Baby Burpo' 1 of 2 - Art Frank McDiarmid|
Please note that Cheeky's Pal Puzzle, although shown above as a feature, was actually part of the Saturday feature, so is not counted as a separate Cheeky's Week element below.
Cheeky's Week Artists Cover Date 28-Oct-1978