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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During the s, the majority of titles were reprinted in facsimile format, including hard covers, by Hawk Books. Damon rated it really liked it Feb 06, Liberties of course were taken with the original stories, settings, even characters to fit into a live 30 minute TV play, but it was a job done well enough to get my moderate applause half a century later.

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As it was broadcast live greyfriarz TV, the 4 bits of film inserted into it meant valuable time for re-positioning etc! Aug 27, Santosh Bhat rated it liked it Shelves: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Greyfruars and Privacy Policy.

As you go over the books, you begin to start developing a certain affection for Billy. The preview clips are not brilliant quality but free to download! As was to become the custom, the opening chapter begins with dialogue. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.

There is a very old-fashioned flavour to these books, which is delightful. Plans to bring the stories to the cinema screen, featuring the comedian Will Hayhad been discussed in the s, but were unrealised.

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School (1952-1961)

Its unusual in that the main character is so awful. Despite all bad qualities there is an inherent goodness in him, which pulls him out of trouble in the end in every book. Connections Referenced in Doctor Who: My dad always raves about Billy Bunter, but I could not get my hands on these books for a long time. Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk page.


A search on Google video should unearth them. For the novel of the same name, see Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School novel. I just love watching the plays, and wish they would go on for ever.

The 2 threads converge into a satisfying denouement. Of course there is also a series on Bessie Bunter, Billy’s sister, which would be of a female protagonist on similar lines.

Retrieved from ” https: Nine episodes exist today as telerecordings.

The portrayal of the senior boys was generally viewed as adequate, but most reviewers agreed that the portrayal of the junior schoolboys was much less successful.

Subsequently, it was republished by Armada in August and by Hawk in January When a year-old actor, Gerald Campionwho was married with two children, was cast in the role of Bunter, a year-old schoolboy, the choice was greeted with mixed reactions.

This page was last edited on 7 Aprilat The first in the Billy Bunter series Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School is a hilarious account of a most unlikable boy and his adventures in school. My only regret is the s edition which annoyingly ‘updated’ some of the period language. Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School Title page from the first edition.

Billy Bunter Of Greyfriars School

Veteran character actor Kynaston Reeves was cast as schoolmaster Mr Quelch and would play Quelch in four of the seven series, as the only recurring member of the main cast apart from Campion himselfwith various unknown child actors cast in the roles of the various schoolboys.

The BBC presented Campion with a 16mm copy of sschool episode when the shows finally ended in Its quite difficult to make a story compelling with a main character like that dchool this makes it work. This article is about the TV series. This is especially esoteric stuff because it relates to the Greyfriars school stories by characters and events but compared to the Master’s writings this is water compared to wine. With the result that now hardly anyone under 50 years old has even heard of Billy Bunter.


Fortunately, he never schiol out about the bag of soot!

This article about a children’s novel of the s is a stub. Books by Frank Richards. To some extent this was necessarily curtailed in the books, but, despite this, the stories still retained most of their inimitable appeal. That way each book in the series is a complete standalone of sorts. Published January 1st by Hawk Books first published Lists with This Greyfrirs.

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School

This story is for children aged six to ninety plus. 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 blly refusal to even consider releasing any surviving episodes. The very first of the famous Billy Bunter books destined to turn Frank Richards into a celebrity. Bad at school work. I had read only one Billy Bunter story before – in my teens – when I had found a dog-eared copy of “Billy Bunter comes for Christmas” at a local raddiwala.

The plot is a familiar one. Nov 12, Kavita rated it really liked it Shelves: