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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Damon rated it really liked it Feb 06, Dec 24, Erick Njenga rated it it was amazing. Wish I could have got hold of this when I was a kid. And then he is not the protagonist – it is Billy. Being set in a school, albeit a Public School, the show was a production of the BBC’s Children’s Hunter rather than the Drama Department, and was aimed at a youthful audience.

Billy Bunter Of Greyfriars School

This page was last edited on 30 Juneat This article about a children’s novel of the s is a stub. A familiar story for devotees updated to include that new fangled invention, the wireless.

Charles Hamilton is in the Guinness Book of Records for having written more words in his lifetime than anyone else – the equivalent of full length novels. This page was last edited on 7 Aprilat For example there’s an Indian student Hurree Schook Ram Singh who clearly was a childhood inspiration for Navjot Singh Sidhu, with his mangled English and mixed metaphors.


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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. 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.

Then we have the Bounder, the arrogant son of a rich man, who smokes, read pinks papers and breaks rule. Certainly nothing to make you laugh. There are many more such interesting characters. Hilarious, and essential reading. With the technical limitations of ‘s BBC or ITV live TV programmes it’s not really surprising, even now when these plays could be handled so much better from an acting and production point of view one’s own imagination is always the best place to replay a favourite story.

Well, that’s Billy Bunter for you, though it is a boys’ school instead of a girls’ school. The earliest episodes were live performances, broadcast in two timeslots: The series all starred Gerald Campion as Billy Bunter who was 29 at the time! Kenneth Wilson bill it liked it Apr 18, You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin.

Alejandro Teruel rated it liked it Sep 04, These would be broadcast during Children’s Hour.

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Some audio-only recordings also exist, in private hands. David rated it did not like it Jul 22, Subsequently, it was republished by Armada in August and by Hawk in January Oct 21, Abhijit Rao rated it it was amazing. The characters of Hurree Singh and Bob Cherry were bhnter as particularly poorly realised, with both woodenly parroting their familiar catch-phrases without the slightest expression.

To ask other readers questions about Billy Bunter of Greyfriars Schoolplease sign up. Nine episodes exist today as telerecordings. Aditi rated it really liked it Mar 10, Carl rated it really liked it Jul 20, Liberties of course were taken with the original stories, settings, even characters to fit into a live 30 minute TV play, grefriars it was a job done well enough to get my moderate applause half a century later. The ancient school porter Gosling, appears in this as very helpful, around 50 years old with thinning black hair – not quite billg most people would have imagined him!