Category Archives: Blyton on TV

Famous Five 70s Style: Five Go to Kirrin Island part 2

So if you have managed to follow the title of this piece –  which if you’re not hugely up to speed with the 70’s Famous Five might take some explaining (however look back here for a bit more of an idea … Continue reading

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The Adventure Series on TV: The Castle of Adventure part 2

I have now watched the second episode of the eight. Previously we saw the children arrive at Spring Cottage which is beside some sort of military operation, and Jack and Philip have been spied on by a strange man. PREVIOUSLY … Continue reading

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Famous Five 70s Style: Five Go to Kirrin Island part 1

Right so, a long time ago at the beginning of time (for this blog) I had this crazy notion that I was going to compare these TV series like for like and side by side. I did give it a … Continue reading

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The Adventure Series on TV: The Castle of Adventure

I have already watched and reviewed the 8 episodes of The Adventure Series made in New Zealand. You may have tried to repress this information (I know I have) but they couldn’t make The Castle of Adventure, as the rights weren’t … Continue reading

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Famous Five 70s Style: Five Run Away Together

As we know, I managed to lose the track of which Famous Five episodes I had reviewed, which is why we have come back to Five Run Away Together. I completely skipped it for some reason! Anyway shall we get on … Continue reading

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Blyton’s Britain Part 2

Last time I brought you a selection of destinations in London and Buckinghamshire where you could go and be close to our favourite authoress Enid Blyton. This week I’m going to start looking down by the coast, the south west … Continue reading

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Famous Five 70s Style: Five Are Together Again part 2

The second part of Five Are Together Again, makes for interesting viewing. In this blog I will look at the differences and changes from the novel  and as usual we will find out whether the changes are good or bad. … Continue reading

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The Adventure Series on TV: The making of feature

On the final disc of the set is a feature called The making of The Enid Blyton Adventure Series. I can’t say I noticed one on the Secret Series DVD but I will have to check that. THE SERIES IN … Continue reading

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Famous Five 70s Style: Five Are Together Again part 1

Like a lot of the 70s episodes of the TV series, Five Are Together Again comes in two parts. For me that means another blog and for us as viewers it means more content from Enid Blyton’s book on the TV screen. Gloria … Continue reading

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The Adventure Series on TV – The River of Adventure

Here I am going back to the penultimate episode after watching in book order. I rate River as my least favourite anyway, so I suspect this could be quite dire. I imagine a lot will have to be changed, as … Continue reading

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The Famous Five 70s Style: Five Go to Demon’s Rocks Part 2

This is going to sound harsh as I know that there are people out there who love the theme tune for the 70s Famous Five but after several false starts (I put the wrong DVD in for the episode three … Continue reading

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Famous Five 70’s Style: Five Go to Demon’s Rocks Part 1

Not being as familiar with the 70s Famous Five as I am with the 90s one, I clearly didn’t realise that Demon’s Rocks was a two-parter! I thought it was just one episode and actually it’s two, so next week … Continue reading

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Famous Five 70s Style: Five on Finniston Farm

Five on Finniston Farm, in my humble opinion, has always been one of my favourite later Famous Five novels. In my opinion I think that it one of the three books in the latter part of the series that brings … Continue reading

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The Adventure Series on TV: The Circus of Adventure

So two things before I start this week. Firstly, I had forgotten that the TV series has mucked about the order of the episodes. For some reason they have River as the seventh and Circus as the eighth. I promised … Continue reading

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Famous Five 70s Style: Five Get Into a Fix

Five Get Into a Fix is one of my favourite books of the Five series; I love the imagery of the snow-capped Welsh hills, the tobogganing, the skiing and all of that. It’s one of the only Christmas stories and … Continue reading

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The Famous Five 70s Style: Five Go to Billycock Hill

Before I start properly, I want to apologise to everyone because I believe that at the beginning of this series of blogs I said I would review the episodes as they appeared on the collectors’ edition boxed set discs. As … Continue reading

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