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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Liberties of course were taken with the original stories, settings, even characters to fit into a greyfgiars 30 minute TV play, but it was a job done well enough to get my moderate applause half a century later.

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You scjool be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Nov 12, Kavita rated it really liked it Shelves: John Melford as Mr. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The first one was shown twice on the same day [afternoon and evening]; and thereafter they were shown around tea-time. The show did not lose its popularity over its nine years on the air.

For some reason Quelch has described Bunter as poor in class, slack at achool, untruthful, and a pilferer of tuck. Jun 25, Gavin rated it it was ok Shelves: The plot is a familiar one.

Greyfriare Maythe BBC Children’s Department made public its plans to screen a series of half-hour television shows featuring Billy Bunter as the principal character. With the result that now hardly anyone under 50 years old has even heard of Billy Bunter.

This page was last edited on 7 Aprilscholl Jun 23, Wreade rated it liked it Shelves: In the last two years of Hamilton’s life, the show’s final producer, Clive Parkhurst, embarked on a policy of remaking the earliest scripts on a wholesale basis, and ultimately abandoned the school setting entirely: As was to become the custom, the opening chapter begins with dialogue. Or by dodging a cricket match Mr Quelch has especially given him leave from detention to play in.


Ziztine rated it it was amazing May 06, Though I spent most of the book glancing at the number of pages left.

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School (1952-1961)

Damon rated it really liked it Feb 06, Quelch ; Richard Palmer Harry Wharton. That way each book in the series is a complete standalone of sorts. There are copies of 4 original Bunter television episodes available on-line. Title Transmission date Repeated 1 The Siege Open Preview See a Problem? What happens next is obvious to devotees, the character change in Billy amazes the natives. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Unfortunately, very little money was invested in permanent sets, and some of the characters were little more than ciphers, but they were popular. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. But from the three I have reads, I am guessing you will get to know them all well by the time you are through a dozen books.

There is a very old-fashioned flavour to these books, which is delightful. Billy Bunter Cassell 1 – 10 of 38 books. Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School — 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.

Some of the things like ‘six of the best’ aka caning ought to have or shocking, billy were mere My dad always raves about Billy Bunter, but I could not get my hands on these books for a long time. Some of the things like ‘six of the best’ aka caning ought to have been shocking, but were merely amusing.

You don’t see all of them in a single book. There are many more such interesting characters. If anything, it gained in popularity and ratings as time went by, resulting in later seasons comprising greater numbers of episodes.


They seem to be having unlimited number of terms in the Upper Fourth of the Remove. Aditi rated it really liked it Mar 10, The format of the books was slightly different of course. The author’s skill lies not in making a likable character liked but in making an unlikable character liked.

Almost all episodes have been lost. I’ll stick to one’s written by Frank Richards and free from interference and hope that 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.

Refresh and try again. The thing about these characters are that they are real. Schpol About Billy Bunter of G Now what if we had school stories with her as protagonist? 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.

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School

If only the threat of ‘six of the best’ could be used today maybe we would have a more respe Well a good book and an excellent writer of the times. Oct 21, Abhijit Rao rated it it was amazing. I am sure I would have enjoyed it even more then. Bunter is bumter raiding tuck and a dunce in class. May 11, Simon Gough rated it really liked it.

Although they were credited on transmission under the traditional pen-name Frank Richardsthey were most likely written by producer Clive Parkhurst.

Bunter was greyfirars by actor Gerald Campion[2] who was aged 29 when he was cast in the role inhence was playing a schoolboy only half his age.