Category Archives: 70s Famous Five Series

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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Famous Five 70s Style: Five on a Secret Trail

This episode is one I remembered from my childhood, I think it was one that I had on video with Five on a Hike Together. I don’t remember a lot of the episode as a rule, but I certainly remember … Continue reading

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Famous Five 70s Style: Five Go to Mystery Moor

Five Go to Mystery Moor is one of my most watched 90s Famous Five episodes, but I have to admit that I’ve only watched the 70s one a handful of times. So re-watching this episode felt new, and interesting. Read … Continue reading

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Famous Five 70s Style: Five Go Down to the Sea part 2

If you missed the first part of Five Go Down to the Sea, you can find it here, and catch up with my thoughts on the adaptation before reading this second part. Now let’s take a look at the second … Continue reading

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Famous Five 70s Style: Five go Down to the Sea Part 1

As far as I am concerned Five go Down to the Sea comes in three different stories. The premise is the same in each, there is something going on in this quiet Cornish village that the Five stumble across and … Continue reading

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Famous Five 70s Style: Five on a Hike Together

For those of you who are avid and regular readers of the blog, you all probably know my favourite Famous Five novel is Five on a Hike Together and the adaptations on to screen are the most scrutinized due to … Continue reading

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A Guide to Blyton on TV and in film

This is a (roughly) chronological list of Enid Blyton’s works adapted for TV and film. I haven’t included stage or theatre productions unless they were filmed. I have tried to include information about who made the work, the cast, episode … Continue reading

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