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Malory Towers on TV series two – episodes nine and ten

I had almost forgotten about this, as it’s been quite a while since I last watched any of it. And with five episodes still to watch, I discovered five minutes before I sat down to episode nine that series 3 … Continue reading

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The Sea of Adventure – TV tie in novel

Last year I read and reviewed the Island of Adventure TV tie in novel, and it was about as dire as I expected. I mean, the source material, the 1990s TV series was pretty terrible so it would have been … Continue reading

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Malory Towers on TV series two – Episodes seven and eight

I have been assured by a couple of different readers that this series improves as it goes on, and having watched episodes seven and eight now I can see some glimmers of hope. Not that this series has been particularly … Continue reading

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Malory Towers on TV series two – Episodes five and six

I has been a while since I reviewed the first four episodes of series two, Christmas got in the way and then I just never got back to it. That’s not a great sign, really, if you watch 4 episodes … Continue reading

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The Island of Adventure: the 1980s film

There have been a few adaptations of the Adventure Series over the years, and this is (to my knowledge) the very first. I have already reviewed the 1990 adaptation of The Castle of Adventure with Susan George, Gareth Hunt and … Continue reading

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Malory Towers on TV series two – Episodes three and four

After a slightly shaky start to series two, let’s have a look at episodes three and four. Episode three: The Stray There are at least four plots woven together in this episode, though three are quite minor and so don’t … Continue reading

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Malory Towers on TV series two – Episodes one and two

I gave the majority of the episodes in season one a glowing review (The Dress being the only one I found disappointing) so I’m keen to see how series two holds up. Episode one: The Head of Form Episode one … Continue reading

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Malory Towers on TV series two: Everything we know

In March I posted with what was known about the return of Malory Towers. Well, we know quite a bit more now! When is it back? Most importantly the whole of Malory Towers series two drops tomorrow(!) on the BBC … Continue reading

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The return of Malory Towers on TV: Everything we know

The Malory Towers TV Facebook page shared an exciting article on Wednesday. There are to be 26 new episodes! There has been talk of more episodes since the first series aired, but I assume due to the pandemic it has … Continue reading

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Dog Loves Books and Enid Brighton

I feel like that post title needs a bit of explaining. Dog Loves Books is a CBeebies programme. Based on a book by Louise Yates it features Dog who owns a bookshop and his friend Pug, who go on adventures … Continue reading

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Malory Towers on TV: A series overview

It took about five months but I have now watched the whole series. In my last post I had intended to give some thoughts on the series as a whole, but rather ran out of space/time having written a lot … Continue reading

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Malory Towers on TV: Episode thirteen

I’ve come to this last episode wondering how it (and the series) will end. Will there be a huge cliff hanger? We already know why Darrell was asked to leave her last school, Pamela’s story was abruptly resolved when she … Continue reading

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Malory Towers on TV – Episodes eleven and twelve

We are nearly at the end of the series now, only one more episode to go after these two! In case you missed any of the previous posts: Episodes one and two Episodes three and four Episodes five and six … Continue reading

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Malory Towers on TV – Episodes nine and ten

Malory Towers went on the iPlayer very early in the lock down, so early April and here I am just getting to episodes nine and ten (of thirteen). I know a lot of people binged it but I watch two … Continue reading

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Malory Towers on TV – Episodes seven and eight

Reviews of episodes one and two, three and four and five and six. So far I’ve enjoyed this series with its period setting and excellent acting, though at times it deviates quite a bit from the book. Episode seven We … Continue reading

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Malory Towers on TV – Episodes five and six

I’ve reviewed the series two episodes at a time so far, so you can read about episodes one and two, then three and four if you haven’t already. Episode five We open this episode with the girls playing lacrosse but … Continue reading

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Malory Towers on TV – Episodes three and four

At the start of the lockdown the BBC released all episodes of Malory Towers onto the iPlayer ahead of their scheduled air date on CBBC on the 6th of April. Despite being very excited I’ve only managed to watch two … Continue reading

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Malory Towers on TV – Episodes one and two

I’ve heard positive things from anyone who’s managed to watch it before me, so I have my fingers crossed that this will be a positive review (a rare thing here, sometimes it seems!). I could also do with some cheering … Continue reading

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The Famous Five the Musical: Smuggler’s Gold

I had watched this musical once before, at Stef’s house, but I’d forgotten just about everything about it including the plot, songs and characters. We watched it at my house this time as I got it on DVD for my … Continue reading

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Malory Towers on TV

I’ve thought before about the possibility of Malory Towers being adapted for screen, small or big! It’s something that appears in our search terms now and again, and I’ve written about various adaptations that could be made, which included Malory … Continue reading

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