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.
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.