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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Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School (1952-1961)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A familiar story for devotees updated to include that new fangled invention, the wireless.

Edit Cast Series cast summary: Smithy, the Famous Five, Horace Coker; all are present. In Maythe BBC Children’s Department made public its plans to screen a series of half-hour television shows featuring Billy Bunter as the principal character.

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Subsequently, it was republished by Armada in August and by Hawk in January They seem to be having unlimited number of terms in the Upper Fourth of the Remove.

Gerald Campion’s last ever broadcast in the role of Billy Bunter occurred in Julyas part of a BBC Radio 4 series of spoof documentaries examining the careers of famous fictional characters, entitled Whatever Happened To This book kind of makes you like people as they are instead of looking out for some imaginary folks with unrealistic qualities.


Archived from the original on The TV shows ran throughout the ’50’s, a testament to just how popular the stories were. Return to Book Page. 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.

This article about a children’s novel of the s is a stub. 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 Bunter and who wrote all of the televised scripts over the entire nine years.

To me and maybe about a thousand people around the world, wonderful garbage, to everyone else garbage. Mohan V rated it liked it Apr 08, This article is about the TV series. 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 chimera of youth.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Jun 25, Gavin rated it it was ok Shelves: Known actors are listed for each series. Each of the 3 books had an unique situation and I did not find it getting repetitive though in some ways the structure can be called formulaic. Until paper shortages had forced the closure of The Magnet, Hamilton had been writing long, cover-to-cover stories. The very first of the famous Billy Bunter books destined to turn Frank Richards into a celebrity.


Pages to import images to Wikidata All stub articles. David rated it did not like it Jul 22, This does not really matter in a Greyfriars story. Aditi rated it really liked it Mar 10, Archived copy as title. For the novel of the same name, see Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School novel.

Yahoo, gosh, spitting, jolly good and other outraged expressions of delight! Campion as both of the Bunters was excellent and believable, even if playing the 15 year old Billy in his 30’s.

For myself I can only repeat that I like it very much indeed.

The Greyfriars Index: Post Publications: Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School ()

Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet! The 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!

This edition is co-written by someone which cshool help at all. We even have one of those low class villains who had been regularly menacing Greyfriars fellows for the past forty years, Mr Nosey Jenkins.