Category Archives: Blyton on TV

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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The Adventure Series on TV: The Castle of Adventure part 3

The previous episode ended on a cliff-hanger (almost literally) as Dinah plunged from a tree into the enormous moat around the castle. I’m fairly confident that she will be OK, however, given that she is unlikely to disappear from the … Continue reading

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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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