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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Prout, and punches him on the nose. Subsequently, it was republished by Armada in August and by Hawk in January You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Open Preview See a Problem? 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.

Nov 05, Bodwisebooks rated it really liked it. The thing about these characters are that they are real. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Kenneth Wilson rated it liked it Apr 18, Although the shows were centred on the perfectly cast Gerald Campion in the tour de force role of Billy Bunter, he’s luckily maybe never intruded upon my imagination when reading any of treyfriars original stories.

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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. The Daily Telegraph and Reynolds News were among other newspapers that also provided prominent coverage.

Fortunately, he never found out about the bag of soot! Altogether, he looked a rather unpleasant customer, and rather alarming to meet in a lonely, shaded spot.

Unlike say William by Richmal Crompton, there would be very few people who would be aware of the character who was very popular in his times. Sign in with Facebook Other Sign in options. Being set in a schoool, albeit a Public School, the show was a production of the BBC’s Children’s Department rather than the Drama Department, and was aimed at a youthful audience.


Billy Bunter Of Greyfriars School

The character is one-note, greyfrkars product of his era, where nuance and subtleties in children’s books were not known and is a stereotype for fat kids. Bad at school work. See through all of this for what it is and enjoy the antics of the ‘fat owl of the remove’. In fact Campion had already been considered for the role of Bunter, twelve years earlier, when the intention was to make a cinema film based on the character.

Why not just have done and burn the tapes then, or is letting them rot in the cans the favoured cheaper option? You can also search the Pathe news site bolly a short promo on Billy Bunter featuring Charles Hamilton, and footage of people auditioning echool one of the Bunter stage shows.

Mohan V rated it liked it Apr 08, Fat, mean, cunning, unpleasant, steals food, gets into rage and blily revenge. Smithy, the Famous Five, Horace Coker; all are present. Until paper shortages had forced the closure of The Magnet, Hamilton had been writing long, cover-to-cover stories.

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. Unfortunately, very little money was invested in permanent sets, and some of the characters were gryefriars more than ciphers, but they were popular.

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School – Wikipedia

Bunter was portrayed by actor Gerald Campion[2] who was aged 29 when he was cast in the role inhence was playing a schoolboy only half his age. Then we have the Bounder, the arrogant son of a rich man, who smokes, read pinks papers schopl breaks rule. Though I spent most of the book glancing at the number of pages left.

Yahoo, gosh, spitting, jolly good and other outraged expressions of delight! One of his many thousands of literary creations, Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School came to life in the Magnet, a weekly British boys story paperand lived on in novels published although the last were ghosted by a substitute. If it isn’t quite perfect, is anything in this imperfect world? Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. A much simplified re-tread of a favourite Magnet tale fromwhere Bunter is snooping treacle in the middle of the night, in the dark bumps into the Fifth form master Mr.


His chin was adorned by billh three-days beard: Wish I could have got hold of this when I was a gretfriars. If only the threat of ‘six of the best’ could be used today maybe we would have a more respectable society, ha, ha or for todays kids LOL I have a fourth print edition of this in hardback sadly without dust jacket but in good order and on in my collection. Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or geyfriars Charles Hamilton writing as Frank Richards.

Jun 23, Wreade rated it liked it Shelves: To some extent this was necessarily curtailed in the books, but, despite this, the stories still retained most of their inimitable appeal. Refresh and try again. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Pages to import images to Wikidata All stub articles. Trivia Gerald Campion was 32 when he took on the role of Billy Bunter, and 40 when made his last appearance. Over all these books are a terrific read that keeps you laughing villy.

They lie, they cheat, they are mean to their classmates but still there is this basic essence of human goodness in them. Hamilton also wrote all of the scripts for the television show.