School Days: 1980-1984

Easy-going, sometimes naive Duane was friends with Stewpot, Claire and others. Like Colin Brown years later, he strived to be one of the gang but found it hard to let go. He saw girls and friends and perhaps found it easier being around them. As time progressed Duane became more "laddish" but still fairly shy. Romantically he never had much success, but it never seemed to worry him that much. Where there was Stewpot, there was Duane.
Duane Orpington
Series 3: Duane is upset that long time friend Tracy wants to pursue her own interests. Madelin Tanner steals his bike, which turns up in the local bike shop. During half-term he, Tracy and Michael sneak into the school library to find the answer to a newspaper competition. Mr Keating catches them.

Series 4: Duane develops a crush on Miss Lexington and she doesn't know how to handle it. He's crestfallen when she orders him off the school trip for wearing a ripped shirt.

Series 5: Duane and Stewpot take part in the school revue.

Series 6: Gripper forces fellow whites to "swear allegiance to the British people". When Duane complies, Stewpot accuses him of gutlessness and they come to blows. Duane and Stewpot run a sweepstake on the identity of Pogo's girlfriend.

Series 7: It's Duane's final year but heis not central to the storyline.

ASSOCIATES: Stewpot Stewart, Claire Scott, Tracy Edwards, Pogo Patterson, Randir Singh


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