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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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. Trivia Gerald Campion was 32 when he took on the role of Billy Bunter, and 40 when made his last appearance.

Jun 25, Gavin rated it it was ok Shelves: Instead of sending Mr Bunter a very bad report on his son, Quelch is able to give a very good one. 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.

He is shown to be such in a more subtle way compared to the Enid Blyton characters. The very first of the famous Billy Bunter books destined to turn Frank Richards into a celebrity. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I finally managed to find a place to download them, and am bi,ly glad I did so! Although incredibly popular and influential at the time over the years since the ’60’s his star has waned, partly thanks to the changing times, but mainly due to his non-promotion by indifferent rights owners.


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: Then we have the Bounder, the arrogant son of a bjnter man, who smokes, read pinks papers and breaks rule.

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School

Aug 21, Richie rated it it was ok. This story is for children aged six to ninety plus. As it was broadcast live on TV, the 4 bits of film inserted into it meant valuable time for re-positioning etc!

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If anything, it gained in popularity and ratings as time went by, resulting in later seasons comprising greater numbers bill episodes. It eventually came to an end due only to the death, in December at the age of 85, of Charles Hamilton, who had created the character of Bilyl and who wrote all of the televised scripts over the entire nine years.

Jun 23, Wreade rated it liked it Shelves: Edit Cast Series cast summary: There are no discussion grryfriars on this book yet. Series 1 Produced by Joy Harrington. Various funny goings on at a boarding school. There are copies of 4 original Bunter television episodes available on-line. Quelch ; Anthony Valentine Harry Wharton. I just love watching the plays, and wish they would go on for ever.


Nov 01, Simon rated it it was ok. Other books in the billg. The series all starred Gerald Campion as Billy Bunter who was 29 at the time! The low budget of the production also attracted adverse comment, with reviewers noting a “certain emptiness of the sets” and the fact that the school seemed deserted apart from the principal characters.

The plot is a familiar one. Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track greyfriara Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet! As with The Grumbleweeds, Benny Hill and Jimmy Edwards there isn’t much left if you take away that which might cause offence. If it isn’t quite perfect, is anything in this imperfect world? Edit Did You Know?

Nick Park rated it it was ok Jun 04, Laughs with and at poor Bunter as he always seems to get himself into trouble and mainly because of his love of food, especially cream cakes.

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Damon rated it really liked it Feb 06, Want to Read saving…. 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.