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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If only the threat of ‘six of the best’ could be used today maybe we would have a more respectable society, ha, bilky or for todays kids LOL I have a fourth print edition of this in hardback sadly without dust jacket but in good order and on in my collection.

You can also search the Pathe news site for a short promo on Billy Bunter featuring Charles Hamilton, and footage of people auditioning for one of the Bunter stage shows. To me and maybe about a thousand people around the world, wonderful garbage, to everyone else garbage. Aug 27, Santosh Bhat rated it liked it Shelves: Campion and a BBC film crew travelled to Malta to film location footage around the Mediterranean, for a sequence of episodes in which Lord Mauleverer lends his yacht, and takes a party of schoolboys including Bunterunder the supervision of Mr Quelch, touring various holiday attractions.


Billy Bunter Of Greyfriars School

The BBC presented Campion with a 16mm copy of this episode when the shows finally ended in Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School — 6. This story is for children aged six to ninety plus. Bunter is still raiding tuck and bikly dunce in class. Views Read Edit View history.


Published January 1st by Hawk Books first published Why not just have done and burn the tapes then, or is letting them rot in the cans the favoured cheaper option? Dec 24, Erick Njenga rated it it was amazing. Hilarious, and essential reading. Edit Cast Series cast summary: Though I spent most of the book glancing at the number of pages left. As was to become the custom, the opening chapter begins with dialogue.

The character is one-note, a product of his era, where nuance and subtleties in children’s books were not known and is a stereotype for fat kids. Young Melvyn Hayes played Skinner to the life, and yet it seemed that all of his later roles were nice guys. Be the first to ask a question about Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School.

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! Jun 25, Gavin rated it it was ok Shelves: Want greyfeiars Read Currently Reading Read.

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Keith Cornell rated it really liked it Sep 07, Isn’t that enough people for the BBC or some company to release an expensive collectors edition DVD of the surviving episodes, as most of us fans would pay an awful lot of money to see these shows properly. What is unrealistic about these books though is that the boys never grow up. You’re either an all-out fan of the exploits of schoolboys Billy Bunter, Tom Merry, Jimmy Silver etc from the imagination of Frank Richards Charles Hamilton as I am, or you won’t hope to understand the attraction at all.


Charles Hamilton writing as Frank Richards. The story opens with him asleep in class.

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His chin was adorned by a three-days beard: Billy Bunter Cassell 1 bilyl 10 of 38 books. Quelch ; Anthony Valentine Harry Wharton. This article about a children’s novel of the s is a stub. Despite all bad qualities there is an inherent goodness in him, which pulls him out of trouble in the end in every book.

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Some of the things like ‘six of the best’ aka caning ought to have echool shocking, but were mere My dad always raves about Billy Bunter, but I could not get my hands on these books for a long time. Pseudonym of author Charles Hamilton. 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: 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.

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