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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Fans of Enid Blyton school stories – do you remember Alma Pudden? Nov 12, Kavita rated it really liked it Shelves: 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!

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School (TV series) – Wikipedia

I’ll stick to one’s written by Frank Richards and free from interference and hope vunter my memory of them being much better than this is not a This edition is co-written by someone which doesn’t help at all. In this story all the familiar characters are present.

Well, that’s Billy Bunter for you, though it is a boys’ school instead of a greyrriars school. Deb Dubar rated it it was ok Apr 02, In this case, the voice of Mr.

Kenneth Wilson rated it liked it Apr 18, Laughs with and at shool Bunter as he always seems to get himself into trouble and mainly because of his love of food, especially cream cakes. He’s lazy, stupid, greedy and sneaky at least tries to be.


His chin was adorned by a three-days beard: Billy Bunter is a dimwitted, fat, billly, lying, lazy, thieving pupil of Greyfriars school, who is more interested in filling himself rather than any school activities. Be the first to ask a question about Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School. Bunter has the remainder of the term to make amends.

Each of the 3 books had an unique situation and I did not find it getting repetitive though in some ways the structure can be called formulaic.

There’s some talented writing behind these stories to be sure, hidden beneath the stereotypes.

Billy Bunter Of Greyfriars School

A common source of confusion is that early episodes for which no recording existed were remade by later producers, using different casts, [15] probably due to difficulties in obtaining new scripts from the ailing Charles Hamilton. Various funny goings on at a boarding school. The novel was reprinted by the original publisher inand Quelch ; Richard Oof Harry Wharton.

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Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School (1952-1961)

Some of the things like ‘six of the best’ aka caning ought to have been shocking, but were merely amusing. Then we have the Bounder, the arrogant son of a rich man, who smokes, read pinks papers and breaks rule.

There are many more such interesting characters. To me and maybe about a thousand people around the world, wonderful garbage, to everyone else garbage. And Frank Richards succeeds to a great extent. As the show continued into successive series over the following nine years, the schoolboy roles would be recast regularly as Campion’s youthful co-stars aged beyond the putative ages of their characters.


Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School – Wikipedia

David rated it did not like it Jul 22, My only regret is the s edition which annoyingly ‘updated’ some of the period language.

Damon rated it really liked it Feb 06, The survivors are the complete third series six episodesand three isolated subsequent episodes, one from each of the final three seasons, preserved under the BBC library’s policy at the time of retaining one programme from a season as an example. The novel was an immediate success, with sales of 25, copies within a few weeks. Harry Wharton is your stereotypical protagonist like the ones in Enid Blyton books – the sports captain, the boy with the heart of gold.

The series all starred Gerald Campion as Billy Bunter who was 29 at the time!

I just love watching the plays, and wish they would go on for ever. Fortunately, he never found out about the bag of soot!