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Lynda Day

Played by: Julia Sawalha

  • Adorkable: She wears clothes that don't match like a polka dot skirt while wearing a jacket. She also doesn't have great social skills.
  • Benevolent Boss: She tries to be this like when she returns to the junior gazette.
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  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: In Yesterday's News when she finds out about Spikes new ideas for how to improve the Junior Gazette.
  • Birds of a Feather: Shown with Spike as they are both dorky. Also seen with Colin in Something Terrible part 2.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: She gets overexcited about finding news which doesn't necessarily help but she does show a passion for what she does and talks on behalf of her peers.
  • Cannot Tell a Joke: She's simply emotionless and mean spirited when it comes to cracking jokes. See Deadpan Snarker.
  • Character Development: Her relationship with Colin changes notably and permanently after their heart to heart conversation in the two parter Something Terrible.
  • Deadpan Snarker: The king of this trope. Towards her peers and is the reason why she can't tell jokes.
  • Death Glare: Her stock in trade.
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  • Dude Magnet: With Spike and her ex boyfriend James.
  • Everyone Can See It: With Spike.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Melancholic.
  • Girl Next Door: And how not. She's dorky, vulnerable and socially awkward which makes her more attractive.
  • Green-Eyed Epiphany: Was jealous of all of Spike girlfriends.
  • Hidden Depths: Her vulnerability.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: She makes no attempts to impress with her opinionated attitude to cover up her vulnerability.
  • Informed Loner: She simply doesn't want friends as mentioned in the first episode.
  • Insufferable Genius: Wants to take control of her newsroom and her friends.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: Towards David.
  • Like Brother and Sister: Her relationship with Spike.
  • Lonely at the Top: As her position as editor.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Lampshaded by her friend Sarah.
  • No Sense Of Humour: The reason why she can't tell jokes is because she simply isn't funny herself.
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  • No Social Skills: Best seen when going to her cocktail party.
  • Only Sane Man: Sometimes seen as she has to control her newspaper staff.
  • Pointy-Haired Boss: Most of her peers fear her because of this.
  • The Rival: With Spike initially. Also with David and Colin.
  • Straight Man: Towards Spike, Frazz and Colin.
  • Serious Business: Her passion towards the newspaper.
  • Tsundere: A good example of this.
  • The Unfettered: The only thing she wouldn't do for the Junior Gazette is fold to blackmail.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: When dating Spike she doesn't let him take control of the newsroom.
  • Worthy Opponent: With Spike.

Spike Thompson

Played By: Dexter Fletcher

Colin Matthews

Played By: Paul Reynolds

Kenny Phillips

  • Adorkable: The best example of the show.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He is very long suffering especially in Love And The Junior Gazzette.
  • Cool Loser: He is cooler and calmer than Lynda and gives her advice but is insecure about his life.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Whenever he's neurotic or cracking a joke.
  • Everyman: He's a wise cracker but is well behaved.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Phlegmatic.
  • Generic Guy: Lampshaded a lot.
  • Hidden Depths: His singing talents.
  • Nice Guy: He thinks of himself as this and Lynda says that they are he is only friends with her because he's nice to everyone. He's actually insulted by this comment.
  • Only Sane Man: The quintessential example on the show as he's more calmer than Lynda and he's the most relatable and normal character on the show.
  • Straight Man: With Lynda and Spike.

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