Category Archives: Blyton on TV

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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Noddy and the Case of the Hiding Pirates

Noddy and the Case of the Hiding Pirates is a soft cover children’s book, based on the latest TV series. It was published by Hodder in 2017, and is the second Noddy tie-in book for that series, though it is … Continue reading

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Noddy and the Case of the Amazing Eyebrows

Another very un-Bytonian episode title from Noddy, Toyland Detective. I have previously reviewed episode #1 The Case of the Broken Crystal Memory Game and episode #29, The Case of the Toyland Mischief Maker. Mischief makers are not unexpected in the original … Continue reading

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Noddy and the Case of the Toyland Mischief Maker

A while back I watched an episode of this show Noddy and the Case of the Broken Crystal Memory Game and wrote a bit about the series in general. Then this week I happened to be browsing the children’s channels … Continue reading

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Funniest Scenes from the 90s Famous Five

Especially in the second series of the 90s Famous Five, we had some cracking funny and cringe worthy moments.  I thought we would have a look three of the best ones. 3. Uncle Quentin’s sandwiches in Five Run Away Together … Continue reading

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Famous Five on TV

As we all know, there have been various adaptations of the Famous Five books for the TV and big Saturday afternoon screenings back in the fiftes, but I thought we’d just have a look at the reviews I’ve done over … Continue reading

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The future of Blyton on Screen?

The news that the Faraway Tree Series adaptation for the big screen has made some progress got me thinking. Blyton wrote so much, so what else could be adapted? WHAT HAS ALREADY COME TO PASS Obviously there are a fair … Continue reading

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Make Way for Noddy Episode #76 Noddy Loses His Bell

It’s the start of February right now and in the hope of me having some maternity leave from blogging I have sat down to do what I thought would be some quick and easy TV reviews. Oh how wrong I … Continue reading

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The Adventure Series on TV: The Castle of Adventure, part 8

Unusually we are not resuming after a cliff-hanger. Instead we have had time to swallow the reveal that Sam, dodgy pedlar of ‘farm-fresh’ eggs, and eater of snacks uninvited, has actually been Scar all along. LUCY-ANN’S SHOCK While we’re all … Continue reading

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The Adventure Series on TV: The Castle of Adventure part 7

We left last week on a cliff-hanger again. Dinah, Lucy-Ann and Philip (inside a suit of armour) were down in the cellar/dungeon and shut themselves in. Then someone opened the trap-door and came down to join them. But is it … Continue reading

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The Adventure Series on TV: The Castle of Adventure, part 6

Yet again we ended with a cliff-hanger created by character clumsiness/silliness. Previously we have had Dinah sliding off a perfectly good tree-bridge and Jack being attacked by an eagle while climbing the tower. Not to mention all the high-drama accidents … Continue reading

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The Adventure Series on TV: The Castle of Adventure, part 5

We ended on a less-dramatic scene in the last episode (I hesitate to call it a cliff-hanger, actually) with someone – Bill? MOD man? Sam? someone from the castle? prowling around Spring Cottage. SO JUST WHO IS THE NIGHT-TIME PROWLER? … Continue reading

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The Adventure Series on TV: The Castle of Adventure, part 4

Yet again the previous episode ended with a cliff-hanger, or perhaps I should say tower-hanger, as Jack was hanging from the ivy on the castle’s tower while the eagle swooped down at him. And we find out that Jack fell … Continue reading

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Famous Five 90s Style: Five on a Treasure Island, part 2

Last week we looked into the first of the 1990s Famous Five episodes and actually it came out quite well  in the grand scheme of the episodes. So shall we have a look at how part two shapes up compared … Continue reading

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Famous Five 90s Style: Five on a Treasure Island, part 1

For me, where it all began For many, Enid Blyton’s books were the beginning of their journey into the world of Blyton’s Famous Five, Secret Seven, Five Find-Outers and Adventure series and, yes, I did read Five Go to Mystery … Continue reading

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