Accordingly, its first producer was Joy Harrington, who had also produced an adaptation of Richmal Crompton ‘s Just William stories, and of Robert Louis Stevenson ‘s childrens’ novel Treasure Island , among other children’s shows. 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! 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. Coker 4 episodes, Quelch 1 episode, Locke – Headmaster 3 episodes, Bob Cherry 8 episodes, Jonathan Margetts Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends.
Freddy Dexter 1 episode, John Dunbar Frank Nugent 1 episode, Geoffrey Colville Young Melvyn Hayes played Skinner to the life, and yet it seemed that all of his later roles were nice guys. Kalizelos 1 episode, Monsieur Charpentier 1 episode, Warren Hearnden Johnny Bull 7 episodes, Carter 1 episode,
Colonel Wharton 1 episode, Mary 1 episode, Prout 5 episodes, Kalizelos 1 episode, Richard McCarthy Gendarme 1 episode, Michael E. Wells 1 episode, Quelch 1 episode, Mother 1 episode, 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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Edit Did You Cawt Wingate 1 episode, Tony Parker Harry Wharton 9 episodes, Michael Crawford Fish 1 episode, Hugh Dickson Portsmouth” uncredited 51 episodes, Bob Cherry 8 episodes, Jonathan Margetts Quelch 9 episodes, Bunter has lines to do for Quelch, but gets The Famous Five to help him write them out with the promise of a car ride later in the day for them all courtesy of his father’s male secretary, Tregg.
Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School — Nasty pair Skinner and Snoop also given lines to do take bunte on Quelch by stealing and hiding his Beethoven gold medallion. Perhaps the oddest aspect to modern eyes is the casting of an adult actor in a child part.
Maid 1 bknter, Richard Marner Frank Nugent 1 episode, You’re either an all-out fan of the exploits of schoolboys Billy Bunter, Tom Merry, Jimmy Silver etc from the imagination of Frank Richards Charles Hamilton as I am, or you won’t hope to understand the attraction at all. Loder 2 episodes, Henry Davies Charles Hamilton is in the Guinness Book of Records for having written more words in his lifetime than anyone else – the equivalent of full length novels.
Railway porter 1 episode, The low budget of the production also attracted adverse comment, with reviewers noting a “certain emptiness of the sets” and the fact that the school seemed deserted apart from the principal characters. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin.
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Skinner 1 episode, A reporter 1 episode, Bob Cherry 13 episodes, John Charlesworth Fish 1 episode, The BBC presented Campion with a 16mm copy of this episode when the shows finally ended schpol Frank Nugent 7 episodes, The Man 1 episode, The rotund Bunter was one of several boys in the class known as ‘The Remove’ year and his round face and horn-rimmed glasses earned him the nickname ‘The Fat Owl of the Remove’.
Locke 1 episode, Hamlyn Benson Accordingly, its first producer was Joy Harrington, who had also produced an adaptation of Richmal Crompton ‘s Just William stories, and of Robert Louis Stevenson ‘s childrens’ novel Treasure Islandamong other children’s shows.
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.
Quelch was the only big let down – much too soft and personable! With the result that now hardly anyone under 50 years old has even heard of Billy Bunter. Locke 1 episode, Frank Nugent 8 episodes, Frank Nugent 1 episode, Geoffrey Colville Hurree Singh 1 episode, Johnny Bull 9 episodes, Leonard Davey Coker 4 episodes, John Stuart Johnny Bull 9 episodes, This article is about the TV series.
Richards’ tales of Greyfriars public school had appeared in the first issue of comic paper The Magnet incontinuing until it folded in