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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Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk page. See through all of this for what greyfriasr is and enjoy the antics of the ‘fat owl of the remove’. To ask other readers questions about Billy Bunter of Greyfriars Schoolplease sign up.

The story opens with him asleep in class. Deb Dubar rated it it was ok Apr 02, Trivia Gerald Campion was 32 when he took on the role of Billy Bunter, and 40 when made his last appearance. But I enjoy going back to read these as such an easy read and funny times had by grefriars the characters of the gang.

The series all starred Gerald Campion as Billy Bunter who was 29 at the time! Edit Did You Know? There is a very old-fashioned flavour to these books, which is delightful. Nov 12, Kavita rated it really liked it Shelves: 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.


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Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School

The very first of the famous Billy Bunter books destined to turn Frank Richards into a celebrity. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Apr 01, Anmol rated it it was amazing. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Despite the still existent paper-shortages, and restrictions on numbers, Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School was an immediate success. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.

This was the maximum allowed during post-war paper shortages. As it was broadcast live on TV, the 4 bits of film inserted into it greeyfriars valuable time for re-positioning etc! Buntre 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!

Published January 1st by Hawk Books first published 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 The Billy Bunter stories have not aged well. Billy Bunter of Greyfair is the first book in the series – the third for me.

You can also search the Pathe news site for a short promo on Billy Bunter featuring Charles Hamilton, and footage oc people auditioning for one of the Bunter stage shows. Quelch was the only big let down – much too soft and personable! Many of the television scripts are adaptations, based on the Greyfriars novels featuring Bunter which Charles Hamilton wrote during the s: Sign in with Facebook Other Sign in options. Now what if we had school stories with her as protagonist?


Nasty pair Skinner and Snoop also given lines to do take revenge on Quelch by stealing and hiding his Beethoven gold medallion.

Its quite difficult to make a story compelling with a main character like that but this makes it work. Although they were credited on transmission under the traditional pen-name Frank Richardsthey were most likely written by producer Clive Parkhurst.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Of course there is also a series on Bessie Bunter, Billy’s sister, which would be of a female prota Fans of Enid Blyton school stories – do you remember Alma Pudden?

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