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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Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School

Kenneth Wilson rated it liked it Apr 18, Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Bllly and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet!

A testament to the modern BBC in their zealous endeavours to bury or alter modern perceptions of the past up until in other words, pre-pc is their continued refusal to even consider releasing any surviving episodes.

Apr grefyriars, Anmol rated it it was amazing. Well a good book and an excellent writer of the times. Unfortunately, very little money was invested in permanent sets, and some of the characters were little more than ciphers, but they were popular. Despite all bad qualities there is an inherent goodness in him, which pulls him out of trouble in the end in every book.

Billy Bunter Of Greyfriars School

As it was broadcast live on TV, the 4 bits of film inserted into it meant valuable time for re-positioning etc! Not liked by anyone in the form. I probably had a better opinion of it then.


But the thing is, you can’t help but chuckle occasionally at the scrapes he gets into. The ancient school porter Gosling, appears in this as very helpful, around 50 years old with thinning black hair – not quite how most people would have imagined him! Until paper shortages had forced the closure of The Magnet, Hamilton had been writing long, cover-to-cover stories.

May 11, Simon Gough rated it really liked it.

Views Read Edit View history. This book kind of makes you like people as they are instead of looking out for some imaginary folks with unrealistic qualities.

In 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. I’ll stick to one’s greyfriags 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.

With the result that now hardly anyone under 50 years old has even heard of Billy Bunter. Raf de la Scchool Mr.

To some extent this was necessarily curtailed in the books, but, despite this, the stories still retained most of their inimitable appeal. Edit Did You Know? To ask other readers questions about Billy Bunter of Greyfriars Schoolplease sign up. Yes No Report this. He was not well dressed — he wore a ragged coat too large for him, shabby trousers to small for him, a battered bowler hat that only a very impecunious tramp would have picked up of a rubbish-heap, and a blue-spotted neck cloth.

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.


There’s greyfruars talented writing behind these stories to be sure, hidden beneath the stereotypes. 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 chimera of youth. A familiar story for devotees updated to include that new fangled invention, the wireless. Trivia Gerald Campion was 32 when he took on the role of Billy Bunter, and 40 when made his last appearance.

Kynaston Reeves who had previously played him was miles better in the role, although by the end of his tenure in the role was losing interest and fluffing his lines a little.

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School

Billyy I was even reluctant to start the series given the premise. Its unusual in that the main character is so awful.

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School is a novel by Charles Hamilton writing as Frank Richards, using the characters and settings of the Greyfriars School stories published from to in The Magnet. Despite the still existent paper-shortages, and restrictions on numbers, Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School was an immediate success. During the s, the majority of titles were reprinted in facsimile format, including hard covers, by Hawk Books.