Category Archives: The Adventure Series DVD

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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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 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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The Adventure Series on TV: The Ship of Adventure

This is my second least favourite of the series (River being the least) so you have been warned, this review may be more negative than usual. It’s not that I don’t like the book, it’s just not as good as … Continue reading

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The Adventure Series on TV: Mountain of Adventure

This series has certainly had ups and downs in its run so far. For me, Island was an acceptable adaptation, Woods was absolutely awful in every way, Valley was an unexpected success and then Sea was another reasonable episode. Shall … Continue reading

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The Adventure Series on TV – The Sea of Adventure

I think that Valley of Adventure┬áhas to be the strongest episode of this series so far (and far better than anything from The Secret Series had to offer). I really hope the series can stay on form at this point … Continue reading

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The Adventure Series on TV – The Valley of Adventure

I am going to watch the third episode from The Adventure Series this week – and thankfully we are back to a familiar title and hopefully a more familiar plot! THE ALWAYS MYSTERIOUS PRECREDITS SCENE This time we are on … 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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The Adventure Series on TV – The Woods of Adventure

The Woods of Adventure? I hear you ask. No, this is not a long-lost Blyton title you’ve never heard of. I’m not quite sure how all the copyright laws work, but earlier in the 90s there was a mini-series make … Continue reading

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The Adventure Series on TV – The Island of Adventure

Several people have told me that The Adventure Series got a better adaptation than The Secret Series┬ádid, so here I am about to test that theory. FIRST UP: THE THEME SONG This sounds like it should be part of a … Continue reading

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Fiona’s present round up for 2015

I can say I was truly spoiled last year, and I was lucky enough to get a whole pile of Blyton gifts between my birthday and Christmas. I will most like end up reviewing them all in-depth at some point, … Continue reading

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