Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School by Frank Richards. Published by Charles Skilton September (Reprinted , and ). Illustrated by. It was only when I came to think about this idea of a book of a lifetime that I remembered Billy Bunter and how he has quietly stayed with me. At a time when young children were enthralled by Andy Pandy, their older siblings were tucking into the adventures of Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School.

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Series 1 Produced by Joy Harrington. To ask other readers questions about Billy Bunter of Greyfriars Schoolplease sign up.

The plot is a familiar one. Nov 01, Simon rated it it was ok. Archived copy as title. In this case, the voice of Mr.

I just love watching the plays, and wish they would go on for ever. Richards had used variants of this plot from the Magnet story paper of the ’10’s to a hardback book in the ’50’s, so at the time both young and old would have been on familiar ground!

Hardcoverpages. Not unrealistically goody, goody.

Aug 26, T rated it it was amazing. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I’ll stick to one’s written by Frank Richards and free from blly and hope that my memory of them being much better than this is not a chimera of youth.

There are copies of 4 original Bunter television episodes available on-line. If it isn’t quite perfect, is anything in this imperfect world?

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School (novel) – Wikipedia

The show did not lose its popularity over its nine years on the air. This does not really matter in a Greyfriars story. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. But the thing is, you can’t help but chuckle occasionally at the scrapes he gets into. Fortunately, he never found out about the bag of soot! A number of genuine bjnter actors were featured in the other schoolboy roles in the show, some of whom would go on to achieve fame greyfriads their subsequent adult careers, including Anthony ValentineMichael CrawfordJeremy BullochMelvyn Hayes and Kenneth Cope.


Smithy, the Famous Five, Horace Coker; all are present. You don’t see all of them in a single book. Want to Read saving…. Veteran character actor Kynaston Reeves was cast as schoolmaster Mr Quelch and would play Quelch in four of the seven series, as the only recurring member of the main cast apart from Campion himselfwith various unknown child actors cast in the roles of the various schoolboys.

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Despite all bad qualities there is an inherent goodness in him, which pulls him greyfrairs of trouble in the end in every book. Greydriars, that’s Billy Bunter for you, though it is a boys’ school instead of a girls’ school. This edition is co-written by someone which doesn’t help at all. Alice Thomas rated it it was amazing May 19, A search on Google video should unearth them.

Accordingly, its first producer was Joy Harrington, who had also produced an adaptation of Richmal Crompton ‘s Just William stories, and of Robert Louis Stevenson ‘s childrens’ novel Treasure Islandamong other children’s shows.

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Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School

Hamilton also wrote all of the scripts for the television show. Trivia About Billy Bunter of G Until paper shortages had forced the closure of The Magnet, Hamilton had been bnuter long, cover-to-cover stories.


For bllly novel of the same name, see Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School novel. Billy Bunter is a dimwitted, fat, greedy, lying, lazy, thieving pupil of Greyfriars school, who is more interested in filling himself rather than any school activities. Jun 25, Gavin rated it it was ok Shelves: One of his many thousands of literary creations, Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School came to life in the Magnet, a weekly British boys story paperand lived on in novels published although the last were ghosted by a substitute.

Manna rated it it schoop ok Jun 23, The low budget of the production also attracted adverse comment, with reviewers noting a “certain emptiness of the sets” and the fact that the school seemed deserted apart from the principal characters.

Not liked by anyone in the form.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Retrieved from ” https: Almost all episodes have been lost. Bad at school work. Deb Dubar rated it it was ok Apr 02, Some of the things like ‘six of the best’ aka caning ought to have been shocking, but were mere My dad always raves about Schpol Bunter, but I could not get my hands on these books for a long time.